2014 Butler Baseball News
April 17, 2014
Bulldogs Shutout Xavier 8-0
The Butler Bulldogs handed Xavier their first BIG EAST loss of the season after defeating the Musketeers 8-0 in the first game of a three-game series. Gunner Johnson was once again lights out on the mound for Butler throwing eight innings of scoreless baseball.
April 16, 2014
Butler to Host Familiar Foe in Xavier
Butler and Xavier will push up their weekend series to a Thursday, Friday, Saturday setting so that players, coaches and administrators can enjoy Easter Sunday. The two programs will renew their rivalry as BIG EAST opponents just one year after facing each other as conference foes in the Atlantic 10.
April 15, 2014
Purdue Edges Butler in 10 Innings
An exciting ballgame between two quality teams went into extra innings on Wednesday night, but the Bulldogs were unable to pull off the win at Purdue as the Boilermakers recorded a 5-4 victory to pick up their eighth win of the season.
April 14, 2014
Butler Prepares for Mid-Week Contest at Purdue
Butler and Purdue will face off for the third time this season with a 5 p.m. first pitch set for Tuesday, April 15. The original schedule had Butler hosting this game, but Purdue’s unplayable field back on March 19 switched that game to Bulldog Park, making this a road contest for the Bulldogs.
April 13, 2014
Red Storm Take High Scoring Series Finale over Butler 9-7
A six-run fourth inning allowed St. John’s to defeat Butler on Sunday afternoon as Bret Dennis belted a grand slam over the wall to break a 2-2 tie. Butler attempted a comeback with four runs in the top of the sixth inning highlighted by an RBI single from Ryan Wojciechowski, but the offensive production wasn’t enough as St. John’s completed the series sweep with a 9-7 win.
April 12, 2014
Red Storm Post 6-1 Win over Bulldogs
Butler took a 6-1 loss at St. John’s on Saturday afternoon with the Red Strom opening up a 5-0 lead after six innings. The ‘Dogs put their lone run on the scoreboard in the top of the seventh, but STJ countered with a single run in the bottom that led to the 6-1 final.
April 11, 2014
St. John’s Steals Game One
One swing of the bat from Chris Maranto and a solid outing on the mound from Gunner Johnson put Butler in the driver’s seat Friday afternoon, but the lead wouldn’t hold as St. John’s came back with a three-run seventh inning to record a 3-1 win in game one of the three game series.
April 10, 2014
BIG Weekend Ahead for Butler Baseball
Butler baseball fans will be able to watch all three games at St. John’s this weekend as the Bulldogs have been put in the national spotlight. ESPN 3 will cover the games on Friday and Sunday, while Fox Sports 2 will air game two of the series on Saturday beginning live at 2 p.m.
April 9, 2014
Farley Reaches 600 Career Wins with Victory over Ball State
Butler improved to 14-17 on the year with a 6-5 mid-week win over Ball State on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulldogs scored four runs through the first five innings and were able to hold off a late BSU charge to record the victory.
April 8, 2014
Butler Baseball to Host Ball State Wednesday
The Bulldogs will return to action with a mid-week matchup against in-state rival Ball State this Wednesday, April 9. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.
April 7, 2014
Johnson Earns BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week Accolades
Gunner Johnson has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday, April 7. The senior left-hander led Butler to their first-ever BIG EAST victory by tossing seven innings of shutout baseball vs. the Pirates on Friday afternoon.
April 6, 2014
Butler Holds off Seton Hall 7-6
The Butler baseball team won the weekend series against Seton Hall with a 7-6 victory over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to build the lead and a three-inning appearance from senior reliever Billy Laing secured the win.
April 5, 2014
Bulldogs Take 7-3 Setback vs. Seton Hall
The Pirates were able to even the weekend series at 1-1 with a 7-3 victory over Butler on Saturday afternoon. Seton Hall scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to gain control of the game. Each run scored in the fourth came with two outs.
April 4, 2014
Butler Wins BIG EAST Home Opener 6-1
The Butler baseball team earned an impressive 6-1 win over Seton Hall on Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs scored early and often to build a lead and Gunner Johnson would do the rest as he shut down the Pirate offense to help BU improve to 12-16 this season.
April 3, 2014
BIG EAST Home Opener up Next for BU Baseball
Butler will host Seton Hall in the first-ever BIG EAST baseball series at Bulldog Park. The 20-5 Pirates are currently on top of the BIG EAST standings after an impressive non-conference run that brings the team into Indianapolis having won eight of their last nine games.
April 1, 2014
Late Comeback Falls Short at IPFW
The Bulldogs scored four runs in the final two innings, but the late surge wasn’t enough as IPFW held on to defeat Butler by the final score of 10-8. Today’s midweek contest was the final tune-up for the ‘Dogs as they head into BIG EAST action this weekend with a three-game series vs. Seton Hall.
March 31, 2014
Baseball Begins April at IPFW
Butler will face IPFW for the fourth time this season when the two clubs battle it out at Mastodon Field tomorrow. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
March 30, 2014
Butler Defeats Valparaiso 5-3 in Sunday Matinee
Butler posted a 5-3 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon. A total team effort pushed BU over the top as seven different players recorded a hit against the Crusaders. Marcos Calderon led the charge with a 2-for-4 day from the plate which included one RBI and one run scored.
March 29, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Two in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite cold temperatures in the Midwest area, Butler played a doubleheader on Saturday with a single game vs. Xavier followed by a single contest vs. No. 10 Louisville. The Musketeers defeated BU 9-3 while the nationally-ranked Cardinals recorded a 15-1 win.
March 27, 2014
Baseball Adds Valparaiso to Weekend Schedule
A late change to the Butler baseball schedule came through today as Head Coach Steve Farley announced that the ‘Dogs will face Valparaiso this Sunday, March 30. There are still some moving parts to the matchup due to a wet forecast in the Midwest.
March 26, 2014
Baseball Ends March on the Road
The Bulldogs will now play Wabash on Wednesday afternoon, after two schedule changes occurred due to inclement weather. Following the game against the Giants, Butler will head to Louisville to play a doubleheader on Saturday. Game one will be played vs. Xavier at 12 p.m. Game two will feature Butler playing nationally-ranked Louisville at 3:30 p.m.
March 26, 2014
Bulldogs Earn 6-2 Victory at Wabash
Butler picked up their 10th win of the season on Wednesday afternoon with a 6-2 victory over Wabash. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the top of the third inning to secure their first road win of the season.
March 23, 2014
Butler Sweeps Baseball DH at Western Illinois
Butler earned two wins over Western Illinois on Sunday afternoon by sweeping a scheduled doubleheader against the Leathernecks. The ‘Dogs won a seven inning contest 10-5 to start the day, and the nightcap would go down as a shutout for Butler as BU secured a 2-0 victory.
March 21, 2014
Leathernecks Take Game One vs. Butler 11-2
Butler took an 11-2 setback to Western Illinois on Friday afternoon as the Leathernecks scored nine runs in the final four innings of the game. Michael Fries and Marco Caponi each recorded two hits for Butler, but the ‘Dogs were limited to just six in their 13th loss of the year.
March 20, 2014
Bulldogs to Face Leathernecks in Weekend Series
Butler’s busy week continues as the team prepares for a three-game series against Western Illinois this weekend. Fans are encouraged to check the new weekend schedule as the games have been moved to a turf field due to unplayable field conditions at Western Illinois.
March 19, 2014
Bulldogs Fall to Purdue in Mid-Week Contest
The Butler baseball team faced Purdue for the second time this season with a 3:30 mid-week matchup against the Boilermakers at Bulldog Park. The ‘Dogs were defeated by the final score of 6-1 as Purdue grabbed their second win of the season.
March 18, 2014
Baseball Schedule Change Brings Purdue to Bulldog Park
The Butler baseball team will host Purdue tomorrow at Bulldog Park. The schedule change came in late Tuesday night as the Boilermakers are unable to host due to an unplayable field. First pitch has been moved forward to 3:30 p.m.
March 18, 2014
Late Surge Pushes Butler Past Rockhurst
The Butler baseball team improved to 7-11 on the year with an 8-3 win over the Rockhurst Hawks. The Bulldogs scored two runs in the seventh inning to tie the game, and a five-run eighth inning would blow the game wide open.
March 17, 2014
Bulldogs to Play a Pair of Games before Weekend Series
The Butler Bulldogs will play five games this week starting with a 3:30 home game vs. Rockhurst on Tuesday, March 18. The ‘Dogs will then travel to West Lafayette to face the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, March 19. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.
March 15, 2014
‘Dogs Split Doubleheader vs. Western Michigan
The Butler baseball team took the field at Bulldog Park for the first time this season to split a Saturday doubleheader against the Western Michigan Broncos. The Bulldogs earned a 3-2 win in game one, but were defeated 9-3 in the nightcap.
March 14, 2014
Broncos Beat Bulldogs 11-1 in Series Opener
The Western Michigan Broncos defeated Butler by the final score of 11-1 on Friday afternoon. Butler scored the first run of the game, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Broncos opened up a large lead with a three run sixth and four more runs in the eighth.
March 13, 2014
Baseball to Host Western Michigan
The Bulldogs will face Western Michigan in a three-game series this weekend beginning with a Friday afternoon tilt at Bishop Chatard High School. First pitch between the Bulldogs and Broncos is set for 3:30 p.m.
March 12, 2014
Bears Defeat Bulldogs 5-0
The Bulldogs took a 5-0 loss at Mercer on Wednesday afternoon, moving their overall record to 5-9. The close game opened up in the bottom of the seventh innings as Mercer pushed three runs across home plate by recording three hits.
March 11, 2014
Laing Earns BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week Honors
Billy Laing was tabbed BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week by the conference office on Tuesday, March 11. The senior right-hander recorded his first two saves of the season as the Bulldogs posted a 4-0 record last week at home.
March 11, 2014
Late Run Ends Winning Streak
A single run in the bottom of the ninth inning broke a 2-2 tie as the Mercer Bears defeated Butler on Tuesday night. The ‘Dogs tied the game with a two-run seventh inning, but were unable to win their fifth straight as they fall to 5-8 on the season.
March 10, 2014
Baseball Heads to Mercer for Spring Break Trip
The Butler baseball team will take a midweek trip to Macon, Ga. to face the Mercer Bears on Tuesday and Wednesday. This two-game series comes during the Butler spring break schedule. First pitch for game one of the series is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11.
March 9, 2014
Bulldogs Complete Sweep Of IPFW
Butler scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning and then held visiting IPFW in the top of the ninth to post a 10-9 come-from-behind victory in the final game of a three-game series at Chatard High School on Sunday, March 9. The win was the fourth straight for the Bulldogs, who improved to 5-7 on the year.
March 8, 2014
Baseball Stays Undefeated at Home
The Butler baseball team won their third-straight game with a 6-4 victory over IPFW on Saturday afternoon. Chris Maranto went 3-for-4 from the dish with two RBIs and Gunner Johnson came in to record his first win of the season on the mound for BU.
March 7, 2014
Butler Baseball Wins Second Straight Game
Butler posted a 9-3 victory against IPFW on Friday afternoon. Will Amador hit a three-run homerun over the fence in left centerfield and Ryan Wojciechowski added a two-run blast in the bottom of the seventh to lead BU to victory.
March 6, 2014
Baseball Prepares for Home Opener
The Butler baseball team will host Marian today at 4 p.m. The game has been moved to Bishop Chatard H.S. due to heavy amounts of snow still covering Bulldog Park. This weekend will feature Butler hosting IPFW for a three-game series that begins on Friday, March 7. First pitch for game one of the series is set for 3 p.m.
March 6, 2014
Bulldogs Win Home Opener over Marian
The Butler baseball team scored two runs in the fifth and two more runs in the sixth to earn a 4-3 victory over Marian in the 2014 home opener. The game was called after the top of the seventh inning due to darkness at Bishop Chatard field.
March 2, 2014
Samford Edges Butler 10-9 on Sunday
The Bulldogs scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to tie the ballgame at 9-9, but the late rally wouldn’t result in a win as Samford recorded a run in the bottom of the inning to grab a 10-9 victory.
March 1, 2014
Purdue Holds Off Butler 3-2
The Butler baseball team went toe-to-toe with the Purdue Boilermakers on the diamond Saturday morning at Joe Lee Griffin Field. Butler scored the first and last run of the game, but it wasn’t enough as the Boilermakers edged the Bulldogs 3-2.
February 28, 2014
Baseball Falls 6-2 at Samford
The Butler baseball team took a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning, but it wasn’t enough as Samford scored five unanswered runs to pull out a 6-2 victory. Two extra base hits put Butler on the scoreboard early. Samford tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth and took control of the game with a two run sixth, followed by a two-run seventh inning.
February 27, 2014
Baseball Makes Schedule Change to Weekend Series
The Butler baseball schedule for this weekend has been modified due to a new team joining the action. Butler will still play three games at Joe Lee Griffin Field, but only two will be against Samford. Saturday's game will be played against the Purdue Boilermakers, who join the weekend slate after having their original series at Missouri State cancelled due to poor weather.
February 23, 2014
Late Rally Leads to Butler Setback
A two-out, two-run double to centerfield in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed USC Upstate to record a 7-6 come from behind victory against Butler on Sunday afternoon at Harley Park. With the loss, Butler moves to 1-4 on the year while USC Upstate moved to .500 at 4-4.
February 22, 2014
Bulldogs Fall 6-2 at Wofford
The Butler baseball team took a 6-2 loss at Wofford on Saturday afternoon, moving their overall record to 1-3 overall. The ‘Dogs returned to King Field to face Terriers after dropping a high scoring contest vs. Pittsburgh a day ago. This outcome was much different as Butler was limited to just three hits compared to 12 from the home team.
February 21, 2014
Pittsburgh Defeats Butler 15-7 in South Carolina
The Bulldogs fell to 1-2 on the year with a 15-7 loss vs. Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon at King Field. Butler led 4-2 after the first inning, but a three-run second and six-run fourth inning would lead the Panthers to their second win of the season.
February 20, 2014
Baseball Heads to South Carolina
The Butler baseball team will return to action this weekend with three games, in three days, against three different opponents. The action will take place in South Carolina with two games at Wofford and one at S.C. Upstate.
February 17, 2014
Chance to Win Title Brings Neshek to St. Louis
With proximity and championship potential serving as distinguishing factors in his decision, Pat Neshek said he accepted the Cardinals' recent Minor League offer over others from teams within the National League Central.
February 16, 2014
Baseball Splits a Pair Opening Weekend
Winter weather conditions in the Cary, N.C. area cancelled the action that Butler had planned on participating in this weekend, yet Head Coach Steve Farley and the Bulldogs were able to find an opponent in Illinois State. The two teams played at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville, Tenn. Illinois State won the first game 9-1, but the Bulldogs evened their record with a 7-6 win on Sunday.
February 14, 2014
2014 Baseball Season Preview
Returning eight starters, including all three starting pitchers from 2013, the Butler Bulldogs will look to rely on their experience as they prepare to enter the BIG EAST in the 2014 season.
February 6, 2014
Stout Earns Preseason All-BIG EAST Recognition
The conference office has officially announced that junior Eric Stout has been named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST team as voted on by the league’s head coaches. Stout will return to the mound in 2014 after leading the team in multiple categories during the ’13 season.
February 4, 2014
Farley Adds Cleary to Baseball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Steve Farley has added another assistant coach to the Butler baseball program with the announcement of hiring Chris Cleary.
January 30, 2014
FOX Sports to Broadcast Four BIG EAST Spring Championship Games
FOX Sports, the official broadcast partner of the BIG EAST, announced on Thursday that it will broadcast four BIG EAST Championship contests in the spring in men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, softball and baseball.
November 25, 2013
Farley Announces 2014 Baseball Schedule
The Butler baseball program will join the BIG EAST conference for the 2014 season after posting a 25-27 record one year ago in the Atlantic 10. The Bulldogs return A-10 All-Rookie Team selection Mike Kseniak to the lineup in hopes of making the BIG EAST Conference Tournament which will be held in Brooklyn N.Y. from May 21-25.
November 19, 2013
Baseball Inks Four during Early Signing Period
Butler Head Coach Steve Farley has added four talented student-athletes to the Butler baseball program. Garrett Christman, Tyler Houston, Connor Mitchell, and Austin Jetel all signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Butler University in the fall of 2014.
October 24, 2013
Butler Baseball Completes Coaching Staff
The Butler baseball program added two new assistant coaches to the staff this fall with the hiring of Minnesota natives Pat Casey and Andy Judkins.
October 14, 2013
Pobereyko Reflects on Midwest Collegiate League
When Bishop Noll graduates Matt and Danny Pobereyko pitched for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen in 2013, they became the first brothers to play together with the team. The duo will be back in 2014 as the team has announced that both will once again call Oil City Stadium home starting in late May.
October 10, 2013
Baseball to Host Homecoming Festivities
INDIANAPOLIS – Butler alumni, baseball fans, family, and friends are invited to Bulldog Park this weekend as the baseball program will host a string of events during homecoming weekend.
September 25, 2013
Baseball Volunteers at River Clean-Up Project
The Butler baseball team volunteered in a community service project on Tuesday Sept. 24 when they partnered with Kevin Hardie and the White River Group to participate in a river clean-up effort near the Butler campus.
August 22, 2013
Baseball Tryouts Set for August 27
Head Coach Steve Farley has announced that the first meeting for players interested in trying out for the 2014 Butler Bulldog baseball team is set for Tuesday, Aug. 27.
August 6, 2013
Baseball Summer Notebook
Butler players Austin Miller and Michael Fries were part of a most improbable title run in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League this summer. In the period of about a month, the two helped the North Fork Ospreys from last place in the league standings to the HCBL championship!
July 24, 2013
Catching Up With Radley Haddad 2
Click here to read the second part of Radley Haddad's post, where he goes to Yankee Stadium to catch a bullpen session from a New York Yankee.
July 23, 2013
Catching Up With Radley Haddad
Radley Haddad, a 2013 Butler grad who is currently playing for the Staten Island Yankees, took the time to give ButlerSports.com an update on his pro basebal odyssey. Click here to read Haddad's post.
July 15, 2013
Butler Baseball Notebook
Some Bulldog baseball players earned summer league all-star accolades, and 2013 grad Radley Haddad continues on with the Staten Island Yankees in the New York-Penn League.
June 24, 2013
Butler Baseball Notebook
Radley Haddad signs with the New York Yankees, brother of former Butler standout makes the top plays and summer baseball updates. Click here for summer news and notes for the Butler baseball program.