Butler fires one-hitter at Chadron
Junior Mikaya Butler fired a one-hitter and Gering broke open a pitchers dual with a seven run third inning en route to a 9-0 route of Chadron Tuesday night at Oregon Trail Park in Gering. The game was called in the fifth inning.
The game was scoreless through two and one half innings, then the Bulldogs put their first eight runners of the third inning on base on the way to a seven run inning.
Of Gering's six hits in the inning five were for extra bases, including two doubles, two triples and a home run.
Sophomore Haylee Duyck hit the team's first triple of the season, scoring Isabel Wolf who led off the inning with a walk. Four batters later Brooke Doggett clubbed a three-run homer. Butler followed with a triple then Alexa Longoria doubled to cap the scoring explosion.
A two run home run by Isabel Thompson in the bottom of the forth ended the scoring for Gering, which moved to 9-4 on the season with their second win over the Cardinals in four days. Butler and the Bulldogs also topped Chadron 8-3 at the McCook tournament Saturday.
Chadron's only hit of the game was a two-out single in the fifth inning by Mikki Hastings. They also had three other base runners on two errors and a hit batsmen.
Chadron dropped to 5-4 on the season. Both the Cardinals and Gering will participate in the Scottsbluff Invitational Friday and Saturday.
Butler was named the KNEB Taco John's Player-of-the-Game for her efforts.
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