July 6, 2011

Butler Baseball Alumni Spotlight

Dan Fuhs, Class of 1982, was a four-year letterwinner and served as team co-captain his senior year. He was named Team MVP in 1982 after batting .336 with four doubles, three home runs and 24 RBIs. Normally an outfielder, the Jasper, Ind., native details below his favorite memory while playing with the Bulldogs.

"We took a trip to Panama City every spring playing seven straight days of baseball! On our way back to Indy my sophomore year I “HAD” to pitch against Troy State because all of our pitchers were done with innings or sore arms. I normally played centerfield but did throw a lot of BP so I got the call. We got beat  3-1 in my only career pitching start at Butler."

For his Butler career, Fuhs hit .284 in 123 career games. He totaled 18 extra-base hits and 55 RBIs. He also played three seasons of football, earning a letter from 1978-80.

Since his playing days, Fuhs moved back to Jasper and has spent 20 years as a State Farm Insurance agent. He has four children (Mallory, Aaron, Hannah and Katelyn).

 

Andrew Cornell, Class of 1995, was another two-sport athlete at BU. He played outfield for Steve Farley's Bulldogs in addition to two seasons at quarterback for Butler. He was named a third team GTE Academic All-American in 1995.

Cornell finished his career as one of BU's greatest sluggers. He graduated with career records in games played (193), at-bats (643), runs (126), triples (13) and total bases (294). He had 192 career hits and was named second team All-MCC in 1992.

Below is Cornell's greatest memory from playing baseball at Butler:

"My best memories were the trips on spring break, which got us outside in warm weather and live game action. Also the bus rides with my teammates and everything that goes along with that."

The Monticello, Ind., native now lives in Fishers working as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch. He and his wife, Lori, have three children younger than nine years old (Chaney, Jackson and Maddux).