The Batesville Lady Bulldog softball team defeated the Shiners of Rising Sun last night at home by a score of 9-6.
The Bulldogs got up early with two runs in the first inning, after holding the Shiners to no runs in the top of the inning. A line drive single by Obermeyer scored Huffner from third, then after a hit by Oldham, pushing Obermeyer to third, Obermeyer scored on a wild pitch.
The Shiners were held scoreless again in the second, third, and fourth innings, while the Bulldogs stacked on three more runs. The first two came off a line drive double by Huffner to score Wilson and Main, who was running for Cornn in the second inning. With two outs and a runner on first and third, Obermeyer singled again to score Huffner.
The Bulldogs were held scoreless through the fifth inning. While the Shiners scored six in the fifth off two walks, two errors, and five hits.
The Bulldogs scored three in the sixth inning. The first came as Cornn scored on the throw to first as Burkhart reached first on a dropped third strike. Then, Burkhart scored on a passed ball. Oldham scored as Garcia reached first on an error by the Shiners.
Westerfeld held the Shiners scoreless in the seventh inning with a strike out and two ground outs.
Obermeyer led the team pitching with six strikeouts in four and 2/3 innings. Westerfeld finished with three strikeouts.
Obermeyer and Huffner both finished the game with 2 RBIs each, while Oldham finished with 1. Obermeyer, Huffner, Oldham, and Wilson all ended with 2 hits each. Both of Huffner’s hits were doubles. Burkhart, Waechter, Garcia, and Cornn ended with 1 hit each.
Cornn led the defense with 9 putouts, while Wilson finished with 7.
This was a great win for the Bulldogs, after being held to just 5 runs in the past two games while giving up 27. The hitting game really turned on for us last night. They never got down on themselves after giving up the lead in the 5th inning which would have been easy to do. They battled back and took advantage of a couple mistakes in the 6th inning and capitalized on them.