The Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball team defeated the Lions of Rushville tonight by a score of 2-1. Another solid night of pitching by senior Paige Oldham backed by a stellar defense held the Lions to just one un-earned run.
Rushville’s only run came in the second inning after an error on a short fly to left field with a runner at third allowing the runner to advance home after the drop. The only real threat to the Bulldog’s lead came in the 5th inning with the bases loaded with no outs. Rushville grounded to Lecher where she got the force out at home. Oldham forced another grounder to herself on the next batter allowing her to quickly throw home for the force out, followed by a throw to third from Belter for a double play to end the inning.
Oldham finished the game with 3 strikeouts and an opposing batting average of .167. She also knocked in 1 run with a double and had 5 assists.
Laker batted 3 for 3 with a walk.
Lecher hit for 1 RBI on a double and had 4 assists.
Margaret Wilson finished with 11 Put Outs while Belter ended with 5
The Bulldogs move to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in the EIAC with the win.
Next up – Jac-Cen-Del Tuesday Night – Away.
Congrats to the Batesville Lady Bulldog Softball Team for a 2-0 start to the season with a pair of wins on Saturday over Rising Sun. The Bulldogs won by the scores of 10-2 and 17-13.
A big shout out to Paige Oldham on her incredible overall performance. Paige pitched the first complete game with an ERA of 1.0 and an opposing batting average of .087, striking out 8 batters. She also batted for 4 hits (a single, a double, and 2 home runs) with 7 RBI in the pair of games. She also finished with 9 assists. Great job Paige!
Other stat leaders of the day include:
Kylie Laker with 4 RBIs on 5 hits (2 singles and 3 doubles) and 3 assists
Emma Belter with 3 RBIs on 5 hits, and 16 Put Outs with no errors, and 3 runners caught stealing.
Sydnee Schaefer with 3 RBIs on 4 hits (2 singles and 2 doubles) and 2 Put Outs
Samantha Kessens with 2 RBIs on 2 hits (a single and a triple)
Sarah Ripperger with 2 RBIs on 4 hits
Margaret Wilson with 16 Put Outs with no errors
Sophie Lee with 3 Put Outs
Kaylin Hinners with 2 Put Outs
Renee Lecher with 5 assists
As a team the Bulldogs ended the day with a .444 batting average and .617 slugging percentage.
This was a great test for the team heading into a conference matchup against Rushville on Monday at home.
Great job Ladies!
Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Randy Obermeyer.