The junior varsity Lady Bulldogs defeated the Milan Lady Indians Tuesday evening by a score of 12-11.
The Lady Indians struck first putting up a a run in each of the first two innings.
Batesville, however, charged back by putting a 10 spot up in the bottom half of the second. The Lady Bulldogs were consistent in the inning as 11 of the first 12 batters in the frame reached base safely.
The Lady Indians got two runs back in the third while the Lady Bulldogs put up one of their own. After three innings the score stood 11-4. The Lady Indians big inning came in the fourth when they put seven up on the board to knot the game.
Batesville bounced back with a run in the bottom half of the fourth to put the Lady Bulldogs back out in front 12-11. The home team was able to work around a couple hits in the top half of the fifth by Milan to secure the victory.
The Lady Bulldogs collected 12 total hits on the evening with Kate Burkhart, Gwen Martin, Chloe Saler, and Anna Gerth leading the way with two a piece. Paige Oldham, Hannah Nunlist, McKenzie Laker, and Zoe Peters each chipped in with one.
Oldham got the start and went 3.2 innings striking out two Lady Indian batters. Phipps came on in relief to get the final 7 outs for the Lady Bulldogs to secure the win.
The win improves the JV Lady Bulldog record to 8-8 on the season.