September 1, 2009

Butler Adds Two Softball Players For 2009-10

Butler head coach Jeanne Rayman increased the strength and depth of her 2009-10 softball roster with the addition of infielder/outfielder Jessica Huey, a transfer from IUPUI, and preferred walk-on Emily Schrock.  The two newcomers give the Bulldogs 21 players for the upcoming season.

Huey played in 46 games, including 35 as a starter, at IUPUI last fall, and she posted a .170 batting average with four doubles and a .305 on-base percentage.  The versatile performer earned All-State honors at New Palestine High School, where she batted .417 with six home runs and 30 runs batted in for the state champion Dragons as a senior.  She was named to the Indianapolis Star Super Team in 2008, and she was selected to play in the ICGSA North/South All-Star game following her senior season.  She was a three-time All-County, All-Conference and All-District player.

“I am very excited about Jessica.  She is a talented addition to our team,” said Rayman, who will be entering her fourth season as Butler’s head coach.  “I see her competing for time at multiple positions.  I believe she can be a true utility player for Butler.  She has abilities in the middle infield as well as in the outfield.”

Schrock, a freshman pitcher/utility player, was a three-year starter at Amboy, Ill., High School.  She earned All-Conference honors in her junior and senior seasons, after being named honorable mention All-Conference as a sophomore.   She was team MVP and an All-Area pick in her final season, and she served as a team captain in her final two seasons.  Schrock led Amboy’s conference in pitching as a senior and finished as her team’s second-leading hitter for three straight years.

“Emily is a true competitor, and I’m excited to have her join our program,” stated Rayman.  “She will add depth to our pitching staff and she’ll compete for time as a utility player.  Emily impressed me the first time I met her with her drive and intensity.  She has battled through some injuries and came out a top performer and a leader from the experience.  She is a top performer in the classroom and on the basketball court as well as the softball diamond.”

Butler will begin its fall season on Sept. 19 at the IUPUI Tournament in Indianapolis.