Get them while they’re hot: Bearcats roll toward post-season

North Butler’s Levi Lubben steals second base in the opening inning against Hampton-Dumont last week in the team’s regular-season finale. Lubben was 1-for-2 with two walks and scored three times in the win. (Kristi Nixon photo)

ALLISON – North Butler’s baseball team started out the season hot and it looks like the Bearcats are heading into the post-season on a hot streak, too.

Coach Travis Miller’s team went into Tuesday’s Class 1A District 5 game against AGWSR with a 10-9 record after posting a 13-4 win over Hampton-Dumont, which fell to 10-15 overall and lost its last four heading toward its first-round district game.

“I think we’re playing some of our better baseball right now,” coach Miller said. “We started off the year hot, were playing great defense and tonight and the last week and a half started playing that shut-down defense again and our bats are starting to hit the ball around a little bit and so definitely in the right spot at the end of the year.”

Hampton-Dumont led 4-2 into the fourth when a fielder’s choice error opened the floodgates for North Butler...

The full story appears in the July 12 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.