9 - Dustin Bucalo
Dustin Bucalo
Born: 04/17/1985
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Barrington, Ill.
High School: Barrington
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/L
Coach Farley on Bucalo: "Dustin had a good season in 2006, and he'll enter this spring as our starting centerfielder. He plays outstanding defense and has a strong arm. He is a good bunter and has gap power as well. A solid year from Dustin will give our team a big boost."

2006: Started in 39 of 50 games played...seventh on the squad with 36 hits, including eight doubles...4-for-6 in stolen bases...had an 11-game hitting streak from March 18 to April 2...homered and had two RBI and two runs scored against Western Kentucky (3/4)...went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI against UIC in the Horizon League Championship (5/27)...2005: Played in 49 games, including 39 as a starter...led the Bulldogs with 14 doubles...paced Butler's outfielders with 108 putouts...had 12 multiple-hit games...had a career-best four hits against IPFW...posted three hits, including two doubles at Birmingham Southern...had three hits, including his first collegiate home run, and three RBI's against South Dakota State...pitched seven and a third innings in four games...2004: Saw action in seven games, including three as a starter...High School: Two-time all-conference pick at Barrington High School...team captain in 2003...batted .449 as a senior...set a state record with a 36-game hitting streak...named to the Chicago Sun Times "Top 100 Baseball Players" for 2003...honorable mention all-area as a junior...batted .403 in conference games as a junior...played on champion Team Illinois in the 2002 Blue-Gray Battle of the States...earned two varsity letters in baseball...high school coach: Jim Hawrysko...Personal: Born April 17, 1985...son of Dennis and Tena Bucalo...history major.