Softball

  • Coach: Rashall Wehmeyer

    Assisstant: John Prichard


Conference Softball Players
  • Ozark Mountain All-Conference Player
    Haley Beck - 2nd team infield
    Peyten Heckadon - 2nd team outfield

    Class 2 District 12 All District Player
    Jayde Eidson - 2nd team pitcher
    Haley Beck - 2nd team infield
    Peyten Heckadon - 2nd team outfield
    Lanie Kauffman - 2nd team outfield

plaques for softball
  • Defensive Player of the Year - Haley Beck
    Offensive Player of the Year - Jayde Eidson
    Most Valuable Player - Jayde Eidson
    JV Most Valuable Player - Lanie Kauffman

  • October 10 Districts

    Last night the Lady Bears traveled to Lamar to play the first round of districts vs. El Dorado. We had high hopes of advancing as we had beaten them the last 2 times we had faced them, but unfortunately fate had other plans. We lost to El Do 15-2 in 4-innings. Our girls struggled at the plate and their team's offense clearly came to attack as they were able to find numerous holes in our defense.  Please see the game recap below for stats.
    Overall, this was a tough season for softball. We finished with a 4-14 record in our regular season play. Although we did not have the best record or the best stats this year, I appreciate how much our players grew this season. Many were returning to the sport after a year or more off and they really stepped up in various situations and positions. We could not have asked for a better group of young women to spend the last few months coaching and working with, just unfortunately did not have what it takes to advance further this year. 

  • Butler vs. El Dorado Springs 10/10 Districts Round #1

    Lady Bears fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 15-2 loss to El Dorado Springs on Wednesday. El Dorado Springs scored on a single by J Cundiff, a single by K Hutsell, and a home run by K Widener in the first inning.
    Butler struggled to contain the high-powered offense of El Dorado Springs, giving up 15 runs.
    In the first inning, El Dorado Springs got their offense started. El Dorado Springs scored one run when Cundiff singled.
    El Dorado Springs scored six runs in the third inning. The offensive firepower by El Dorado Springs was led by A Snodgrass, K Steward, Cundiff, and Hutsell, all driving in runs in the frame.
    Widener was in the circle for El Dorado Springs. She went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out four and walking zero.
    Jayde Eidson was in the pitcher's circle for Butler. She allowed 17 hits and 15 runs over five innings, striking out two and walking one.
    Butler scattered six hits in the game. Eidson and Alli Dawson each managed multiple hits for Butler. Dawson and Eidson each collected two hits to lead Butler.  
    El Dorado Springs tallied 17 hits. Snodgrass, Steward, Hutsell, Widener, M Melton, H Smith, and Cundiff all collected multiple hits for El Dorado Springs. El Dorado Springs was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Smith made the most plays with four.

     

  • October 4
    Last night the lady bears hosted their last home game vs. Lamar. We were also able to recognize our seniors. Last night the Bears struggled at the plate and could not get our offense going, much different from Lamar. We lost 13-0 in 7 innings. 
    Thank you to everyone who came out last night to support in the chilly fall temperatures. Our girls appreciate you taking the time to help recognize them and their sport. A special thanks to Coach Barnes for announcing and Brad Davis for bringing his PA equipment out to the field!
    Below you will find the recap of our game. We travel this weekend to Higginsville for a 6-team tournament (weather permitting).
    Next week we begin District play. We received the #4 seed and will face the #5 seed El Dorado Springs Wednesday, 10/10 at 4:30.  Districts will be held in Lamar this year.  

    Butler vs. Lamar
    Nothing came easy for the Butler Lady Bears on Thursday, as they fell 13-0 to Lamar.
    One bright spot for Butler was a single by MacKaylea Wareham in the fifth inning.
    Diggs led things off in the pitcher's circle for Lamar. She went seven innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out eight and walking one.
    Jayde Eidson toed the rubber for Butler. She lasted seven innings, allowing 18 hits and 13 runs while striking out one.
    Lanie Kauffman, Haley Beck, and MacKaylea Wareham each collected one hit to lead Butler.
    Lamar totaled 18 hits in the game. Stahl, Lawrence, Watson, Snodgrass, and Herrera all managed multiple hits for Lamar. Stahl led Lamar with four hits in five at bats. Lamar didn't commit a single error in the field. Lawrence had nine chances in the field, the most on the team.

  • October 1
    Lady Bears fell behind early and couldn't come back in an 11-1 loss to Sherwood on Monday, 10/1. Sherwood scored on a double by Morgan, a single by Mainard, and a double by Hook in the first inning.
    The Lady Bears struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Sherwood, giving up 11 runs.
    Sherwood opened up scoring in the first inning. Sherwood scored one run when Morgan doubled.
    Sherwood scored six runs in the third inning. The big inning for Sherwood came thanks to singles by Diggs and A Roofner, a home run by Porrott, and a double by Mainard.
    Morgan was in the circle for Sherwood. She surrendered one run on one hit over five innings, striking out 15 and walking one.
    Jayde Eidson toed the rubber for Butler. She allowed 12 hits and 11 runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out two and walking one.
    Eidson went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Butler in hits.
    Sherwood tallied 12 hits on the day. Roofner, Roofner, Mainard, Morgan, and Porrott all managed multiple hits for Sherwood. Sherwood was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Roofner made the most plays with 14.

  • September 24

    Butler Lady Bears watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 10-0 loss to Leeton on Monday. Leeton scored on a double by Ginther in the first inning, a single by Shaffer in the second inning, a groundout by Scrivener in the second inning, and a double by Miles in the second inning.

    Butler struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Leeton, giving up ten runs.

    Leeton got things moving in the first inning, when Ginther doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

    One bright spot for Butler was a double by Haley Beck in the third inning.

    Scrivener was on the rubber for Leeton. She allowed four hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out six and walking zero.

    Jayde Eidson led things off on the rubber for the Lady Bears. She surrendered ten runs on 15 hits over seven innings, striking out five.

    Peyten Heckadon led Butler with two hits in three at bats.

    Leeton racked up 15 hits. Mudd, Ginther, Miles, Crower, Scrivener, and Boyle all managed multiple hits for Leeton. Mudd went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Leeton in hits. Leeton didn't commit a single error in the field. Ginther had the most chances in the field with seven.

    Lady Bears are currently 3-10 on the season. We travel Thursday 9/27 to Summit Chrisitan. We also travel Saturday, 9/29 for the first ever Ozark Mountain Conference tournament. 

  • September 20, 2018

    Even though the Lady Bears collected seven hits to Weaubleau's six, they still fell 6-0 on Wednesday, 9/19.

    The Butler Lady Bears struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Weaubleau, giving up six runs.

    A single by Peyten Heckadon in the first inning was a positive for Butler.

    Daggett was in the pitcher's circle for Weaubleau. She went seven innings, allowing zero runs on seven hits and striking out 12.

    Jayde Eidson was on the rubber for Butler. She went six innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out nine.

    Butler scattered seven hits in the game. Lanie Kauffman and Eidson each racked up multiple hits for Butler. Eidson and Kauffman each collected two hits to lead Butler's offense.

    Weaubleau collected six hits on the day. Daggett and Stewart each had multiple hits for Weaubleau. Weaubleau stole eight bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Daggett led the way with two.

    As you can tell we were out hitting this team, but were unable to string them together to get our base runners moved and scored. I still continue to see a lot of growth as we reach over halfway through our season. We are off the rest of this week to partake in Homecoming festivities.

    Our next game will be Monday, 9/24 at Home vs. Leeton. Game time is 4:30 pm.  We then travel to Summit Christian Thursday, 9/24 followed by our first ever Ozark Mountain Conference tournament being hosted in El Dorado Springs Saturday 9/29.

    Thank you all for the continued support of our team and all of our athletes and students!

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    September 17

    Monday night the Butler Lady Bears faced Harrisonville at home. The Bears watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 16-6 loss to Harrisonville on Monday. Harrisonville scored on a single by Shopper and a single by Scott in the first inning.

    Butler collected six hits and Harrisonville had 16 in the high-scoring affair.

    Harrisonville fired up the offense in the first inning.

    Harrisonville scored seven runs in the second inning. Harrisonville's big inning was driven by doubles by Davis and Bell, a triple by Sousley, a single by Scott, a groundout by Ricker, and an error on a ball put in play by Shopper.

    Sousley got the start for Harrisonville. She went two innings, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out one and walking zero.

    Jayde Eidson led things off on the rubber for the Lady Bears. She surrendered 16 runs on 16 hits over five innings.

    Butler tallied six hits on the day. Hanna Beck and Lanie Kauffman all collected multiple hits for Butler. Kauffman and Beck each collected two hits to lead Butler.

    Harrisonville saw the ball well today, racking up 16 hits in the game. Shopper, Wilson, Bell, and Scott all managed multiple hits for Harrisonville. Harrisonville tore up the base paths, as four players stole at least two bases. Shopper led the way with two.

    Although we still did not capture the W, I continue to reflect on the growth and improvement our team has made this season. They continue to amaze me with their perseverance and dedication to doing their very best. 

    Our next game is 9/19. We travel to Weableau for a rain out rescheduled game. Game time is 5:00 pm. Our next home game will be Monday, 9/24 vs. Leeton game time is 4:30 pm.

  • September 16

    The Lady Bears softball team traveled to Lexington on Saturday to round out a BUSY week of softball. We played Lawson and Holden in pool play and then went into bracket play based on our tournament record. Your lady bears finished 6th place out of 9 teams. We were able to seal a victory against Lawson in our first game, but lost in our other 3 matches on the day. However; keep in mind that we faced some competitive Class 2 and 3 schools. 

    Even though we came home with more losses, I was happy to see some great improvement had been made with our girls. Their knowledge of bunt coverages, defensive situations, and their understanding of their role at the plate have improved drastically from the beginning of the season. We are currently 3-6 on the season. 

     This week we play at home, Monday 9/17 vs. Harrisonville at 4:30 and then travel to Weableau, Wednesday at 5:00 for a varsity only make up game. Below you will find game recaps for the 4 games we played on Saturday.

    Butler vs. Lawson

    Butler Lady Bears ran off with the lead late in the game in a 5-4 victory over Lawson on Saturday. The game was tied at four with Butler batting in the top of the seventh when Hanna Beck singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

    In the first inning, Lawson got their offense started when Williams tripled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

    Lawson evened things up at four in the bottom of the sixth inning when Hollon singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

    Butler put up three runs in the fifth inning. Emma Wareham and Beck all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

    Jayde Eidson was in the pitcher's circle for the Lady Bears. She allowed eight hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out four and walking one.

    Hollon toed the rubber for Lawson. She allowed eight hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out two.

    Wareham went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Butler in hits. Butler was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Olivia Fischer made the most plays with six.

    Lawson tallied eight hits. Hollon and Williams all had multiple hits for Lawson.

    Butler vs. Holden

    Butler fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 16-2 loss to Holden on Saturday. Holden scored on a home run by Bryant and a walk by Firdely in the first inning.

    The Lady Bears struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Holden, giving up 16 runs.

    Butler opened up scoring in the first inning. Butler scored one run when Jayde Eidson doubled.

    Holden scored nine runs in the third inning. Corrigan, Bryant, Moore, Daniel, Moore, and Corrigan all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.

    Day led things off in the circle for Holden. She surrendered two runs on five hits over five innings, striking out three.

    Skyla Geritz started the game for Butler. She surrendered seven runs on four hits over one inning. Haley Beck threw three innings in relief.

    Lanie Kauffman, Olivia Fischer, MacKaylea Wareham, Eidson, and Sydney Brakeville each collected one hit to lead Butler.

    Holden tallied 15 hits on the day. Corrigan, Day, Bryant, and Moore each managed multiple hits for Holden. Holden was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Stout had the most chances in the field with eight.

    Butler vs. Carrollton

    Butler watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 15-0 loss to Carrollton on Saturday. Carrollton scored on a single by Johnson and an error in the first inning.

    The Lady Bears struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Carrollton, giving up 15 runs.

    Carrollton opened up scoring in the first inning. Johnson singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

    One bright spot for Butler was a single by MacKaylea Wareham in the second inning.

    Preson toed the rubber for Carrollton. She went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out two and walking zero.

    Jayde Eidson was in the circle for Butler. She allowed 14 hits and 15 runs over four innings, striking out one.

    Haley Beck, Emma Wareham, Olivia Fischer, and Wareham each collected one hit to lead Butler.

    Carrollton collected 14 hits. Johnson, Brown, Molloy, Mathis, and Mcnelly each collected multiple hits for Carrollton. Carrollton didn't commit a single error in the field. Mathis had four chances in the field, the most on the team.

    Butler vs. Odessa

    Saturday was a long day for Butler, falling to Odessa 16-1.

    Odessa scored six runs in the third inning. Dukes, Lewis, and Gwodz each had RBIs in the big inning.

    Dukes pitched Odessa to victory. She went three innings, allowing one run on four hits, striking out two and walking one.

    Jayde Eidson took the loss for Butler. She allowed 13 hits and 16 runs over three innings.

    Haley Beck, Alli Dawson, Eidson, and MacKaylea Wareham each managed one hit to lead Butler.

    Odessa totaled 13 hits. Hughes, Rathert, Lewis, Dukes, and Johnson all managed multiple hits for Odessa. Hughes went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Odessa in hits.

  • September 13

    Last night the Lady Bears hosted Clinton for a non-conference game. 

    Jayde Eidson shut down Clinton, throwing a complete game shutout and leading Butler to a 15-0 victory on Thursday. 

     Lady Bears secured the victory thanks to ten runs in the first inning. Lady Bears big bats in the inning were led by doubles by Sydney Brakeville, Hanna Beck, and MacKaylea Wareham, singles by Eidson and Eidson, groundouts by Wareham and Alli Dawson, and a triple by Peyten Heckadon. Butler got things moving in the first inning, when Eidson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

    A double by Campbell in the fourth inning was a positive for Clinton.

    Eidson was in the pitcher's circle for the Lady Bears. She went four innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out two and walking zero.

    Jones started the game for Clinton. She allowed 17 hits and 15 runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out three.

    Butler collected 17 hits on the day. Jayde Eidson, Hanna Beck, Haley Beck, Brakeville, Olivia Fischer, and Peyten Heckadon all managed multiple hits. Hanna Beck, Haley Beck, and Jayde Eidson each collected three hits to lead Butler. 

    Butler didn't commit a single error in the field. Haley Beck had four chances in the field, the most on the team.

    Campbell went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead Clinton in hits. Clinton was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. McGuire had the most chances in the field with three.

    We were excited that our bats showed up last night, after we struggled Wednesday evening. The girls are starting to find their grove in their positions and we are beginning to look and play like a team. We are currently 2-3 on the season. We end our busiest week by traveling to Lexington, MO for a 9-team tournament on Saturday 9/15. Our first game is at 9:45 vs. Lawson and then 11:30 vs. Holden. After that we will enter bracket play. 

    Next week during homecoming week, we host Harrisonville at HOME, Monday 9/17. Game time is 4:30 pm. Wednesday, 9/19 we travel to Weableau for a varsity only game. 

  • September 12

    Wednesday evening your Lady Bears traveled to Lees Summit to face St. Michael's in a rain out game from earlier in our season. 
    It came down to the last play, but Butler was on the wrong end of a 5-4 defeat to St. Michael the Archangel. The game was tied at four with St. Michael the Archangel batting in the bottom of the seventh when Dobson singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
    Lady Bears got things moving in the first inning. Jayde Eidson doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
    Dobson toed the rubber for St. Michael the Archangel. She went seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits, striking out eight and walking one.
    Skyla Geritz was on the rubber for Butler. She went six and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and striking out four.
    Butler totaled eight hits. Eidson and MacKaylea Wareham both managed multiple hits. Eidson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead our team in hits. Lady Bears had one error in the field. Olivia Fischer had the most chances in the field with eight.
    St. Michael the Archangel saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. M Strover, A Pocock, and M Laundry all managed multiple hits for St. Michael the Archangel. St. Michael the Archangel was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Strover made the most plays with ten.
    This was a game that came down to the last moments. Our offense struggled getting runs scored and we left several runners on base, making this game a close one until the end. We are currently 1-4 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. 
    Tonight we host Clinton at HOME at 5:00 pm. We also travel Saturday to Lexington for a 9-team tournament. 

  • September 11

    Tuesday night the Lady bears hosted Buffalo in a conference game. Butler Lady Bears  Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 18-9 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday. Buffalo scored on a groundout by A Maddux, a single by J Watson, a single by K Williams, a single by S Rice, a triple by M Short, a single by Maddux, and a double by Watson in the second inning.
    Butler 2018 Lady Bears Varsity collected 12 hits and Buffalo had 16 in the high-scoring affair.
    Buffalo got on the board in the second inning. Maddux grounded out, scoring one run.
    Maddux was in the circle for Buffalo. She allowed five hits and five runs over one and one-third innings, striking out one.
    Jayde Eidson was in the pitcher's circle for Butler Lady Bears Varsity. She went seven innings, allowing 18 runs on 16 hits and striking out two.
    Butler Varsity totaled 12 hits. Peyten Heckadon, Hanna Beck, and Lanie Kauffman each collected multiple hits for Butler. Heckadon led with four hits in four at bats. Butler didn't commit a single error in the field. Emma Wareham had the most chances in the field with five.
    Buffalo racked up 16 hits on the day. Watson, Rice, Short, M Bennet, and D Armstrong all collected multiple hits for Buffalo. Buffalo stole seven bases during the game as two players stole more than one. #8 led the way with two. Buffalo was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Williams had the most chances in the field with six.
    Although we did not end up with a win, I was proud to see the heart and fight of our girls. After going down 10-0 in the second inning that did not give up and continued to strike back by putting the ball in play at the plate. We are currently 1-2 in the Ozark Mountain Conference.

  • September 10

    Monday night the lady bears traveled to Nevada for a non-conference game.  The Lady Bears lost 15-0 in 3 innings. 
    Our lady bears struggled at the plate to connect and put the ball in play. Bears had 2 hits on the day, 1 from Hannah Beck and 1 from Olivia Fischer.
    Skyla Geritz earned the start for the day and was on the mound for the Lady Bears. She allowed 10 hits with 2 strikeouts and walking 4. 
    We will continue to work and grow as a team as our season progresses. Please continue to encourage our girls if you see them out and about. Our next game will be TONIGHT at Home vs. Buffalo in another conference game. We currently are 1-1 in conference play and 1-2 on the season. Game time is 4:30 pm.


  • September 4

    On Tuesday evening the Lady Bears hosted Warsaw for our season opener. Lady Bears Varsity had a tough time generating runs on Tuesday, dropping their game with Warsaw 16-0. One bright spot for Butler was a double by Olivia Fischer in the first inning, but she was left on base at third.

    Jayde Eidson was on the rubber for Butler. She allowed 14 hits and 16 runs over three innings. Haley Beck, Lanie Kauffman, and Fischer each collected one hit to lead the Lady Bears. 
    Although the game outcome was not what we wanted, we learned a lot about our team and ourselves. We are scheduled to play again Thursday 9/6 at El Dorado Springs.

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