North Butler fourth at own tourney

North Butler’s Haley Freeseman dives back to third base on a pick-off throw from Hampton-Dumont catcher Paige Springer in the opening game of pool play on Saturday, June 16. (Kristi Nixon photo)

ALLISON – A couple of close games for North Butler resulted in a fourth-place finish at its own softball tournament on Saturday, June 16.

The Bearcats opened with a close 3-1 loss in pool play to the eventual champion, Hampton-Dumont, giving up two runs right away to the H-D Bulldogs.

North Butler went on to trounce Lake Mills by a 20-3 score in three innings to set up a rematch in the third-place game against Class 1A No. 3 Clarksville, which won 5-2 in the two team’s finale.

“We played a couple of good games today,” North Butler coach Jeff Stirling said. “Hampton-Dumont, we played them close and they won it..."

The full story appears in the June 21 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.