The Batesville Lady Bulldog softball team defeated North Decatur Friday night be a score of 10-8.
The Bulldogs got on top early, scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning. It started after Gabi Garcia reached on an error by North’s 3B and then stole 2nd on 2-0 count. Kylie Laker then reached on a walk. Abigail Westerfeld singled advancing both runners. Kara Obermeyer got out on an infield fly rule, but an error by SS allowed Garcia to score, while Laker and Westerfeld to advance bases. Kate Burkhart singled to score Laker. Westerfeld then scored on a throwing error. Kelsey Huffner copied Burkhart with a single to leftfield allowing Burkhart to score on another error. Sarah Wilson walked, and Huffner advanced to third on a passed ball. Ellie Waechter singled to score Huffner.
As quick as the Bulldogs scored 5, they gave up 5 in the same inning.
Batesville scored a run in the 2nd inning after a triple by Obermeyer, and then an RBI single by Burkhart.
The Chargers answered again in the 2nd inning.
The Bulldogs were scoreless until the 4th inning. Obermeyer singled. Huffner single scored courtesy runner Nunlist. Waechter doubled to score Burkhart and Hufflner, but Waechter was tagged out at third to end the inning trying to get an extra base.
The Chargers scored 2 more in the 4th inning when Crosland scored off a single by Bohman, and Stanley scored off a ground out by O’Dell.
The Bulldogs scored their final run after Garcia singled to centerfield and scored off a triple by Laker.
Burkhart led the team in hitting going 3 for s and 3RBIs. Waechter went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a double. Obermeyer went 2 for 4 with a single and a triple. Huffner went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Garcia went 2 for 5 with an RBI.
Obermeyer pitched 7 innings and earned the win. She ended the night with 3 strikeouts and a walk, giving up 11 hits and 4 earned runs.
Wilson ended the game with 8 putouts wheil Obermeyer and Burkhart each had 3 assists.
“The Bulldogs played to their full potential on both sides of the game at a great time in the season,” BHS head coach Randy Obermeyer commented. “We ended the regular season with a win and have some confidence going into the sectional game on Monday.”