Butler Athletics Headlines

May 6, 2015
Butler Dominates Dayton in Midweek Action
The Butler baseball team improved to 19-27 on the year with an 8-1 win over the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday afternoon. Butler scored four in the bottom of the second and added three more in the fifth to turn out the lopsided victory.

May 6, 2015
Four Butler Softball Players Named All-BIG EAST
Four Butler players, including one repeat selection, were named to the 2015 All-BIG EAST Softball Team, chosen by a vote of conference head coaches. The all-conference team was released by the BIG EAST on Wednesday, May 6, in advance of the upcoming league tournament.

May 5, 2015
Dayton to Visit Bulldog Park on Wednesday
Butler and Dayton will take the field for the third time this season when they square off on Wednesday afternoon for a 3 p.m. first pitch. BU will be playing for the season sweep having already logged two wins over the Flyers.

May 5, 2015
Nyznyk Earns Pitcher of the Week Honors
Peter Nyznyk was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week by the conference office on Monday afternoon (5/4). The award is Nyznyk’s first of the season as he recently made the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on April 21 and April 27.

May 5, 2015
Bailey Adds Two to Women’s Tennis Roster
The Butler women’s tennis team will add two highly talented players to the roster this fall in Carla O’Byrne and Angela Avgerinos. Head Coach Tayo Bailey announced the incoming class on Tuesday, May 5.

May 4, 2015
Brandyce Sallee Named BIG EAST Player of the Week
Sophomore Brandyce Sallee closed out the regular season with an impressive power display, and her performance earned her BIG EAST Softball Player of the Week recognition. She became the fourth different Butler player to earn the league’s Player of the Week honor this season.

May 3, 2015
Bulldogs Win Season Finale At DePaul
Junior Kristin Gutierrez retired the final two batters she faced with the winning run on base in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Butler post a 5-4 victory over DePaul in the final regular season game for both teams on Sunday, May 3.

May 3, 2015
Wildcats Spoil Senior Day at Bulldog Park
Villanova avoided the weekend sweep with an 11-2 win over Butler on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats scored a pair of runs in the second and exploded for three runs in the third, fifth and seventh innings to earn their 19th win of the season.

May 2, 2015
Butler Takes Game Two 4-1
Butler moved in front of Villanova in the BIG EAST standings on Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 win over the Wildcats. Peter Nyznyk tossed 7.1 innings of action to earn the win and Danny Pobereyko came in to record his second save of the series to push the Bulldogs overall record to 18-26.

May 2, 2015
Butler Drops Two Games At DePaul
DePaul used a potent offense and steady pitching to hand Butler a pair of setbacks on Saturday, May 2, and put a serious crimp in the Bulldogs’ BIG EAST Tournament hopes. The host Blue Demons won the opening game of the three-game series, 7-2, and then came back to take the second game, 8-4.

May 2, 2015
Bulldogs Close Regular Season With Solid Performance At Purdue
The final tune-up for Butler’s track and field teams prior to the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship featured competition against powerhouse teams such as Illinois, Purdue and Marquette at Purdue's Dave Rankin Invitational. And the Bulldogs performed well in the multi-team meet on Saturday, May 2.

May 1, 2015
Butler Earns 6-3 Victory vs. Villanova
The Butler Bulldogs are a leg up on the Villanova Wildcats after the first game of the three-game weekend series. Butler scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to help them secure the 6-3 win at Bulldog Park. Jeff Schank recorded his third win of the season while Danny Pobereyko came in for the save.