Bearcats stay unbeaten in TIC

North Butler's Marcy Jacobs, right, pops up after beating the tag of West Fork catcher Madison Patten in a two-run fifth inning on Wednesday, June 7. (Kristi Nixon photo)

ALLISON – Two early runs in support of North Butler’s Taylor Graven was all the Bearcats really needed.

But for good measure, coach Jeff Stirling’s team tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the fifth to hand visiting West Fork a 4-0 Top of Iowa Conference loss at Allison on Wednesday, June 7.

“Good start, it’s always good to give Taylor a two-run lead,” coach Stirling said. “Usually, a couple runs with her is dynamite. Really, it’s all we need. She had 12 strikeouts and that’s pretty normal for her...."

The full story appears in the June 15 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.