Batesville varsity baseball struggles to find groove against Madison

Batesville varsity baseball had a tough time generating runs on Friday, dropping their home game with Madison 10-1.

In the first inning, the Cubs got their offense started when Charlie Schebler’s wild pitch allowed one run to score for the Cubs.

In the bottom of the third inning, the Bulldogs tied things up at one when Chris Lewis singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Madison pulled away for good with five runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-1 lead. Nick Johnson’s single scored one run. The second run was scored when Drew Forner hit into a fielder’s choice. Run three of the inning was scored on a Clint Hearne single. The final two runs of the inning were scored on a Craig Demaree double.

Ben Orrill earned the victory on the hill for Madison. Orrill allowed six hits and one run over seven innings, striking out seven and walking one.

Schebler took the loss for Batesville. Schebler surrendered seven runs on seven hits over four and third innings, striking out six.

Max Baumer went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Bulldogs in hits.

Nick Johnson led the Cubs with three hits in four at-bats.

The game’s box score can be viewed here.

Recap provided by Batesville varsity baseball coach Tyler Burcham.