The Batesville Lady Bulldog softball team defeated Rushville by a score of 2-1.
It was another solid night of pitching by senior Paige Oldham backed by a stellar defense held the Lady Lions to just one unearned run.
The Bulldogs put two runs on the scoreboard in the first inning. A lead off single by Kylie Laker, a walk by Sydnee Scheafer and a single by Emma Belter set up a sacrifice fly RBI by Oldham. Renee Lecher then singled to score Belter. The Bulldog’s stranded 12 runners in the next six innings.
Rushville’s only run came in the second inning after an error on a short fly to left field with a runner at third allowing the runner to advance home after the drop. The only real threat to the Bulldog’s lead came in the fifth inning with the bases loaded with no outs. Rushville grounded to Lecher where she got the force out at home. Oldham forced another grounder to herself on the next batter allowing her to quickly throw home for the force out, followed by a throw to third from Belter for a double play to end the inning.
Oldham finished the game with three strikeouts and an opposing batting average of .167. She also knocked in one run with a double and had five assists.
Other top statistics:
Laker — 3 for 3 at the plate with a walk.
Lecher — 1 RBI on a double and had four assists.
Margaret Wilson — 11 putouts
Belter — five putouts
The Bulldogs move to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference.