SOUTH WAYNE — Freshman pitcher Hannah Butler tossed a no-hitter on Monday night while leading the Black Hawk Warriors to a 9-1 victory over the visiting Monticello Ponies in a Six Rivers East softball game in South Wayne.
Butler (7-9) yielded one unearned run without allowing a hit as the Lady Warriors evened their Six Rivers’ record to 5-5 and improved to 8-10 overall on the season. She struck out seven batters and issued five walks in the game.
“Butler pitched a great game. She started the fourth off with two walks. I called time and settled her down and got her mind off of it and she struck the next three batters out. She’s doing a great job for just a freshman. The mental toughness will come with a little more age,” said Black Hawk head coach Jim Baumgartner.
Catcher Jordyn Delzer cleared the bases with a three-run double in the bottom of the first inning to put the Warriors ahead to stay.
Kaitlynn Fey had a pinch hit, RBI-double during the Warriors’ six-run out burst in the third inning that gave Butler a comfortable eight-run cushion. Cheyenne Stewart, Hannah Herbst and Sammy Lovelace each added a RBI-single in the third inning.
Herbst and Stewart each had two hits with a RBI and a run scored in the game.
Last week, the Warriors dropped a pair of hard-fought Six Rivers’ contests, falling to Barneveld, 6-4, on Tuesday, May 2, and to Potosi, 9-3, at PHS on Friday, May 5.
Delzer doubled and scored twice in Tuesday’s game, which was moved from South Wayne to Barneveld due to field conditions.
Butler and Natalie Leuzinger each had two hits at Potosi on Friday.
Black Hawk will face Benton/Shullsburg at Benton’s Swift Park on Thursday, May 11, and will meet Argyle on Tuesday, May 16. Both games are set to start at 5 p.m.
Monticello…… 010 000 0 – 1 0 1
Black Hawk…. 306 000 x – 9 9 1
Leading Hitters: Hannah Herbst 2x2, Jordyn Delzer 2x3, Cheyenne Stewart 2x3. 2B- Delzer, Kaitlynn Fey.
WP- Hannah Butler. LP- Brokropp.
At South Wayne, on Monday, May 8
Black Hawk… 111 000 0 – 3 6 4
Potosi……….. 002 322 x – 9 9 3
Leading Hitters: Hannah Butler 2x2, Natalie Leuzinger 2x3.
WP- Noonan. LP- Hannah Butler.
At Potosi, on Friday, May 5
Barneveld…… 100 203 0 – 6 7 1
Black Hawk…. 100 201 0 – 4 5 0
Leading Hitters: 2B- Jordyn Delzer.
WP- Hendrickson. LP- Hannah Butler.
At Barneveld, on Tuesday, May 2