Butler County rebounded with some big bats from a two game skid over the weekend, taking a pair of Jayhawk West games from Colby Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Grizzlies used the long ball, with four home runs in game one, and five more in game two to get both games over early, 13-0 and 11-2.
Game one saw Kate James hit the first of three long balls on the day to start things off in the third inning, with Sydnee Eck, Karlie Peck and Monica Islava all going yard in the fourth inning.
Eck threw the first four innings, did not give up a hit or a walk, and struck out nine. Jayde Hansen finished out the fifth, giving up one very questionable hit on a throw which pulled the first baseman off the bag, and struck out two.
Peck, James, and Aujanay McCoy all had stolen bases. Eck led in RBI's with four, while James knocked in three, and Peck and Alyson Bressie two each.
Game two saw James add two more home runs to her day, with Islava along with Jillian Navarrete and Ashton Atwell finishing off the derby.
Four more RBI's would give James seven for the day while Islava would add two RBI's to her total. Eck, Atwell and Navarrete would also record runs batted in.
Alyson Bressie, Navarrete and McCoy also had stolen bases.
Butler now packs its bags and will return the favor and travel to Colby for a Friday double header before starting play in the Colby Tournament on Saturday.
Photos of players on both teams are online at the above "photo" link.
Fri. Apr. 11 Brown Mackie at D2#12 Highland** 2:00 -ScottieSports-ScottieLiveStats D2#16 Cowley at Allen** 2:00 -AllenLiveStats Cloud County at Kansas City KS** 2:00 Dodge City at Labette** 2:00 -LabetteLiveStats -ConqLiveStats Hesston at Fort Scott** 3:00 Pratt at Coffeyville** 2:00 D1#7 Butler at Colby* 4:00 -ColbyLiveStats -ButlerLiveStats Hutchinson at Johnson County** 1:00 -BlueDragonSports Independence at Neosho County** 2:00 -@NeoshoSoftball-PantherVideo
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Note: Leadoff hitter an starting center fielder A'Liyah Rogers will miss this weekend's games due to a concussion suffered in the loss to Crowder on Sunday. Rogers is expected to return to action next week.