Butler Falls In Final Regular Season Game
GREEN BAY, WIS. -- Butler allowed just four hits and blanked
host Green Bay in five of six innings, but still came up on the
short end of a 4-2 score in the final game of a three-game Horizon
League series at Ben Garot Field on Thursday (May 6). The
setback closed out Butler’s regular season schedule.
Green Bay (24-18, 9-11) did all of it damage in the second inning. Two infield errors and a walk loaded the bases, and with two outs, Sara Junion launched a grand slam home run to left-center field to clear the bases. The four unearned runs were all that Green Bay starter Katie Cooney (10-9) needed.
Cooney hurled her third consecutive complete game, allowing just two runs on five hits. She picked up win in each game of the three-game sweep.
Butler scored it first run in the third inning. Senior Annie Dolan reach on an infield error and with one out, scored on a single by sophomore Erin Falkenberry. The Bulldogs’ final run came in the seventh inning on a single by Melissa Shofroth, a double by Dolan and an infield ground out by Lauren McNulty.
Freshman Jenny Esparza (17-10) went the distance on the mound for the Bulldogs. She struck out seven and walked two in the contest.
The Bulldogs, who finished the season with a six-game losing skid, dropped to 35-17 on the year and 11-11 in the Horizon League.