February 5, 2009

Butler Baseball Kicks Off 100 Years Celebration With All-1990's Team

Feb. 5, 2009

Indianapolis, Ind. - In conjunction with the upcoming 100th season of Bulldog baseball, head coach Steve Farley announced the Butler All-1990's Team, which recognizes former baseball players who graduated between 1990 and 1999. The 16-member team features a two-time conference player of the year, three conference pitchers of the year and five players who were selected in Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

"Many of the current Butler individual and team baseball records are held by players who competed in the 1990's," noted Farley. "Quite a few of these same student-athletes helped lead Butler to Midwestern Collegiate Conference Championships in 1996, 1998 and 1999, including the 1998 team advanced to the NCAA Tournament in Tulsa, Okla.

"Thanks to Butler Sports Information Department intern Ryan Neat for his help in collecting cumulative statistics on this outstanding group of players."

Butler All-1990's Team

Steve Magill- Pitcher
77 games, 34 starts, 15 complete games, 309.1 inn.,
277 K's, 25 wins, 4.63 ERA, Conference Pitcher of the Year

Justin Beasley - Catcher
188 games, 618 AB's, 149 Runs, 220 hits, 155 RBI's,
46 doubles, 18 triples, 30 HR's, .356 BA, Two-time Conference
Player of the Year, drafted by Arizona Diamondbacks

Brian Zaun - Shortstop
185 games, 643 AB's, 140 runs, 227 hits, 105 RBI's, 35 doubles,
12 triples, 15 HR's, .353 BA, Drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers

Matt Buczkowski - Third Base
196 games, 401 AB's, 87 runs, 120 hits, 90 RBI's, 34 doubles,
4 triples, 21 HR's, .299 BA, drafted by Philadelphia Phillies

Ryan O'Donovan - Second Base
101 games, 348 AB's, 77 runs, 123 hits, 44 RBI's, 32 doubles,
7 triples, 5 HR's, .353 BA

Brent Berglund - First Base
193 games, 616 AB's, 93 runs, 198 hits, 105 RBI's, 26 doubles,
2 triples, 7 HR's, .321 BA

Mike Maslowski - Outfield
189 games, 674 AB's, 143 runs, 209 hits, 101 RBI's, 38 doubles,
11 triples, 11 HR's, .310 BA

Leyton Wellbaum - Outfield
187 games, 588 AB's, 117 runs, 182 hits, 93 RBI's, 34 doubles,
10 triples, 13 HR's, .310 BA

Andrew Cornell - Outfield
193 games, 643 AB's, 126 runs, 192 hits, 104 RBI's, 31 doubles,
13 triples, 15 HR's, .299 BA

Honorable Mention

Brandon Leese - Pitcher
39 games, 36 starts, 13 complete games, 219.9 inn., 214 K's,
22 wins, 4.87 ERA, Conference Pitcher of the Year, drafted by San
Francisco Giants

Ryan Harber - Pitcher
43 games, 34 starts, 15 complete games, 223.5 inn., 201 K's,
14 wins, 3.54 ERA, Conference Pitcher of the Year, drafted by
Florida Marlins

Jeremy Guler - Pitcher
54 games, 39 starts, 14 complete games, 262.7 inn., 143 K's,
17 wins, 3.91 ERA

Scott Metzinger - Pitcher
39 games, 25 starts, 13 complete games, 199 inn., 115 K's,
13 wins, 4.66 ERA

Tony Baldwin - Catcher
141 games, 371 AB's, 62 runs, 93 hits, 58 RBI's, 19 doubles,
7 HR's, .251 BA

Matt Merica - Third Base
196 games, 626 AB's, 101 runs, 175 hits, 110 RBI's, 22 doubles,
4 triples, 9 HR's, .280 BA
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Brent Collinsworth - First Base
180 games, 540 AB's, 81 runs, 158 hits, 104 RBI's, 37 doubles,
3 triples, 8 HR's, .292 BA