February 28, 2006

Butler Defeats Anderson, 6-3, In Non-League Game

Feb. 28, 2006

Box Score

Sophomore Alex Rinearson slugged a pair of doubles, junior Ricky Chomicz added a pair of runs batted in and Butler used nine different pitchers to defeat visiting Anderson, 6-3, in a non-league game at Bulldog Park on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The win was Butler's third straight and lifted the Bulldogs to 4-1 on the young season, while Anderson fell to 1-2.

Rinearson, who entered the game in the sixth inning ripped a pair of doubles to the centerfield fence in his only two plate appearances. The second, a towering shot over the head of Anderson centerfielder Zach Sounhein, plated Butler's final run in the eighth inning.

Chomicz, who started in rightfield, doubled and drove in Butler's second run in the second inning and then drove in the Bulldogs' third run with a single in the fifth frame. He also scored the fourth Butler run on a single by Joe Pauley in the fifth.

Butler jumped in front, 2-0, in the second inning and led 5-1 after five innings. The Ravens answered with two runs in the sixth inning, before Rinearson's second double closed the scoring.

Butler head coach Steve Farley used a different pitcher in each inning of the game. Sophomore Brian Deter was given the start and was followed by senior Craig Costello, freshmen Jeff Sinkiewicz and Matt Sokolowski, senior Pat Feeney, freshmen Joe Ochs and Ryan Kruszka, sophomore Josh Vollmer and freshman Evan DePotter. Costello, who was on the mound in the second inning, picked up the win and improved to 1-1 on the season, while DePotter earned his first save.

Rinearson and Chomicz led Butler's 11-hit attack. The Bulldogs also picked up doubles from sophomore Kyle McLaughlin and senior Clayton Deeb.

Brandon Meadows, who was the first of four pitchers for Anderson, was tagged with the loss and dipped to 1-1 on the year.

Butler will visit Western Kentucky for a three-game series beginning on March 3.