Batesville competed in their home opener on Monday against Connersville, winning 5-3.
In the second inning, Bulldogs got their offense started when Trey Peters singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
However, the Spartans eventually took the lead in the fourth inning, leading 2-1.
The Bulldogs then pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Travis Lecher singled, scoring three runs.
Riley Zink (1-0) was the winning pitcher for Batesville. The righty lasted four innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out three. Max Baumer threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Baumer recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for the Bulldogs.
Batesville racked up 11 hits in the game. Baumer, Calvin Sherwood, Peters, and Lecher each collected multiple hits for the Bulldogs. Lecher, Peters, Sherwood, and Baumer all had two hits to lead the Bulldogs.
Batesville is now 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.