Bulldogs Finish Butler World Series In 4 Games

The team coached by assistant coach Michael Dalton posted a 3-0 shutout in Game 4 of the Butler World Series, winning the best-of-5 intrasquad series 3-1. 

Senior Griffin Richeson finished the fall season with a team-leading .394 batting average. Lucas Calderon, eligible in 2012 after transferring to Butler last year, hit .348 this fall and junior Jack Dillon hit .341. Calderon led the team in what was called "well-hit" balls, making solid contact at a .370 clip. 

Butler's pitching staff was also solid this fall. The Bulldog pitchers finished with a 3.26 ERA with 148 strikeouts against 67 walks. Eight different pitchers had an ERA less than 2.00.

Dalton's squad took the series lead in Game 3 with a 4-1 win over the weekend. Dillon drove in the winning run with a single in the 13th inning. Senior Mike Hoscheit doubled in that game and Richeson had three hits. Junior Joel Leichty pitched three scoreless innings for the win.