Batesville defeated Rising Sun 12-0 on Saturday as Batesville’s Jacob Meer and Jack Grunkemeyer combined to throw a shutout.
Meer earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Batesville. He lasted five innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out nine. Grunkemeyer threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Batesville secured the victory thanks to nine runs in the sixth inning. The Bulldog’s offense in the inning came from doubles by Calvin Sherwood and Grunkemeyer, a triple by Riley Zink, a single by Travis Lecher, a sacrifice fly by Chris Lewis, and a home run by Max Baumer.
In the first inning, Batesville got their offense started when Zink grounded out, scoring one run. The Bulldogs’ Meer suicide squeezed in a run in the fourth inning to extend the lead.
The Bulldogs tallied one home run on the day. Baumer homered in the sixth inning. Willy Sherwood also added four stolen bases, while Calvin Sherwood stole one base.
Batesville had 11 hits in the game. Sherwood, Trey Peters, Lecher and Baumer each racked up multiple hits for Batesville. Baumer, Lecher, Peters, and Sherwood each collected two hits to lead the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs are now 1-0 on the season and enter EIAC conference play against Connersville at Liberty Park in Batesville on Monday.