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Posted July 1st 2005, Let us know what is up!

Tim Marks Traded To Flyers
Marks was involved in a big big trade from St. Paul to the Shaumburg Flyers!

Tim Marks Signs With St. Paul Saints
Look out for Marks he is currently playin for the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League!

The Hot Dog King
Former Bulldog Paul Beck finally hit the big time in the Fox 59 Hot Dog Extravaganza. Beck beat out the competition by downing 7 hot dogs in 4 minutes. He credits his victory to the numerous stops at Old Country Buffet during Butler road trips and the scrumptious food at ResCo.

Neshek Gets More Good Pub
Pat Neshek was recently named the #25 relief pitching prospect in the minors!

Tim Goes on DL
Tim Marks is currently on the DL for the Beloit Snappers. He has bursitis in his left elbow and expects to be activated sometime next week!

Eddie Gets Promoted to AAA Nashville
Eddie just got promoted to AAA Nashville in the Pirates organization. Nashville is in the Pacific Coast League and plays their games at Greer Stadium, site of the infamous Belmont tarp slides.

Keever Named Head Coach at Noblesville
Congrats to bad boy Justin Keever who was just named the Head Baseball Coach at Noblesville High School.

Neshek Pitches Against the Braves In Cooperstown
Pat Neshek got to participate in the Hall of Fame Game today as the Atlanta Braves battled the Minnesota Twins. Click above for the box score!

Eddie Gets Promoted
Congrats to Eddie Bo Diddy who was recently promoted to the Lynchburg Hillcats (High A)in the Carolina League. Eddie had been catching for the Hickory Crawdads in the South Atlantic League (Low a). Both teams are affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bulldogs Finish 29-30...Yikes
Butler finished the season 29-30 after losing to Cleveland State at the Conference Tournament in Youngstown. Justin McKinley led the Bulldogs in hitting this year with a .365 average while Matt Crews "chipped" in with a team best 33 rbi. Jeff Brown led the Dawgs in doubles with 15 while several Bulldawgs launched 4 homers this season. Patrick Feeney stepped up his game big time this year and carried a nearly un-hittable 2.05 ERA.
Youngstown State will represent the Horizon League in the NCAA tournament when they visit the #1 ranked Texas Longhorns this weekend.


Pat Neshek Pitching for the New Britain Rock Cats
Click this spot for stats. New Britain is the AA team of the Minnesota Twinkies.

Tim Marks playing for the Beloit Snappers
Clickk above 4 something. Beloit is the Midwest League A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Eddie Olszta playing for the Lynchburg Hillcats
Click above for stats. Lychburg is the High A affiliate in the Carolina League of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Butler Sweeps St. Xavier University
Butler got two wins on Saturday when it swept visiting St. Xavier University from Chicago. Click above for details.

Butler Loses to Dayton
Butler lost 7-4 to Dayton today at a rainy/cloudy/dreary Bulldog Park.

Miles Named Pitcher of the Week
Congrats to Randy "Dandy" Miles for being named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week. The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday against Dayton at the Davey Complex if the rain holds off.

Shaq Makes Major League Debut
Pat Neshek pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the Twins today. He also recorded a strikeout.

Butler Splits With Valpo
The Bulldogs split a doubleheader with Valpo this afternoon.  The first game saw the Dawgs go down 8-1 as they didn't collect their first hit until the bottom of the 6th inning.  Game 2 was much better as Craig Costello picked up the win.  Joe Dempsey knocked in 4 runs for the Dawgs as they won 6-3.

Shaq Gets the Call!!
Pat Neshek was informed today that he will be making the trip tomorrow to Bradenton, Florida.....to play for the Minnesota Twins! Shaq will be part of the traveling squad as the Twins battle the Pirates tomorrow afternoon. The game is not on TV, but is available via internet radio. Good luck Shaq

Bulldogs Back In the Win Column
The Dawgs dropped Indiana Tech today 3-2 as Randy Miles picked up the win while Luke Behning picked up the win..  Joe Dempsey, Steve Gill and Aaron Thompson all tallied 2 hits. Butler travels to Indiana State tomorrow for a 3:00 p.m. game.

Marks Update
Tim Marks has officially started spring training with the Brewers in Arizona. Tim hopes to be assigned to the Brewers A affiliate in Beloit, Wisconsin of the Midwest League. Tim has had some of the best pop times in camp and is being coached by former White Sox legend "Paco" Martin.

Dawgs Look to Regroup in Fort Wayne
The Bulldogs were greated by snow that cancelled the Indiana Tech game after returning from Florida, but are now looking forward to a weekend series against the Mastadons from IPFW.

Check Out Pat's New Website
Check out the daily journal of life in the minors.
http://www.eteamz.com/patneshek


Bulldogs Rip Western Michigan
Andy Bulla drove in 7 runs and hit two jacks, including a grand slam, as the Bulldogs improved to 3-3 on the year. Dale Mueller collected 4 hits and Randy Miles saved it in the ninth. The Bulldogs take on Michigan State tomorrow night.

Marks Signs With Brewers
Congrats to Tim Marks who was invited to Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training today. Marks will participate in a minor league mini camp for a week before reporting to official camp in Phoenix.

Eddie Signs With Pirates
Congrats to Eddie who recently signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Edddie is looking to play for the high class A team in Lynchburg, VA this summer.

Bulldogs Lose Tough One, Get Ready for Indiana
"The Bulldogs couldn't overcome six errors Tuesday, losing 12-8 to Xavier at Bulldog Park. Dale Mueller had three hits for the Bulldogs and narrowly missed a home run in the ninth inning that would have brought Butler within a single run. Xavier improves to 3-5 on the season with the win, while the Bulldogs drop to 2-2 on the young season.
Mueller had two RBIs on the afternoon, the same total that Clayton Deeb and Matt Crews posted. The Bulldogs had 10 hits in the game, four fewer than the visiting Musketeers. Freshman Tony Barnes went 2-of-3 for Butler, scoring two runs.
Sophomore Luke Behning started for the Bulldogs, allowing eight runs in two innings of work. However, only two of the runs were earned. Behning took the loss (0-1). Brian Smith and Ian Matthews combined for seven innings of relief, scattering eight hits.
The Bulldogs return to action Wednesday with a 3 p.m. first pitch against Indiana at Bulldog Park. "


Butler Pounds Indiana State
The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 on the year after dismantling the Sycamores.

"EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A five-run fourth inning by Butler helped the Bulldogs claim third place in the Governor's Cup on Sunday with a 10-3 victory over Indiana State at Charles H. Braun Stadium.

Butler took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Second baseman Clayton Deeb reached first base on an error with two outs, then shortstop Stephen Gill homered to left field.

The Sycamores, listed as the visiting team, came back in the top of the third when they scored two runs to knot the score.

But Butler took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth. Deeb led off the inning with a shot to left field, followed by two singles and a walk. First baseman Ryan Nance then hit a grand slam to right center. BU tallied two runs in the fifth and one in the seventh to pull away.

Nance led the offensive attack with four RBIs while Gill and right fielder Dale Mueller collected two hits apiece.

Bulldogs starter Randy Miles went five innings to pick up the win, striking out seven and giving up two runs on two hits. Sycamore hurler Jason Murray was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs on five hits in three innings of work."


Marks Enjoying Arizona
Tim Marks is enjoying his time in Arizona as part of the Independent League Showcase put on by a handful of Major League Baseball Scouts. Tim is currently 5-11 with a double during game competition. Tim will be playing selected groups of Brewer minor leaguers next week as the three week camp comes to a close. Scouts from the Rangers, Angels and Red Sox have shown interested in signing Marks and inviting him to minor league spring training. Good luck to Tim, more to come.....

Neshek Gaining More Fans
Shaq has been gaining legions of new fans on the internet by hooking by people up with signed baseball cards.

"STU GOT A NICE NOTE

Sometimes it's nice to read of people who enjoy the web site and to get feedback from the readers. Stu recently got a nice note from Pat Neshek, who pitched for the Quad City River Bandits until the All Star break last season when he got promoted to High A ball. He's a card and autograph collector as well and wrote to Stu to tell him how much he enjoyed the web site. He was also kind enough to send Stu several autographed cards of his, including a few Midwest League All Star cards. I did not get mine signed before he moved up, so Stu was kind enough to send one to me. Thank you Pat from both Stu and me."
Look about half way down the page.
http://www.topprospectalert.com/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8126&FORUM_ID=8&CAT_ID=5&Topic_Title=Minor+Leaguer+Don%27t+Bother+List&Forum_Title=In+Mail+Successes

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Bulldogs Off to 1-1 Start
The Butler Bulldogs improved to 1-1 on the season today by beating the IPFW (according to Clink "I paid for what?") 5-3.
"EVANSVILLE, Ind.--The Butler University Bulldogs took advantage of five IPFW errors this afternoon to plate three unearned runs and post a 5-3 victory over the Mastodons in game five of the 2004 Governor's Cup at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.

The big blow came in the fourth inning, as Butler plated two unearned runs to grab a lead that it would never lose.

With IPFW leading 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth, Butler's Ryan Nance singled to lead off the frame. Matt Martino then sent a chopping ball to IPFW second baseman Brandon Armstrong, but as Armstrong was going to second for the force, he dropped the ball, allowing Nance to slide in safely and open the flood gates.

After a strikeout, Butler's Tony Barnes doubled to left field to plate Nance at tie the game at 3-3. A sacrifice fly by catcher Joe Dempsey pushed the lead to 4-3, and from there, Butler's pitching staff took over.

Pitchers Josh Rudolfi (1-0) and Matt Byzet did not allow a Mastodon runner to reach third base in the final five innings, and Byzet tossed four innings of one-hit relief to notch his first save of the year. Byzet also struck out six.

Rudolfi notched the victory by giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits in 5.0 innings of work. IPFW's David Zachary (0-2) took the loss by giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits in 4.1 innings of work.

Butler evens its record at 1-1 with the victory, while IPFW falls to 0-5 on the year. The Mastodons will play in the fifth place game on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. against a yet to be determined opponent."
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Box Scores from the Governor's Cup
IPFW
http://www.gopurpleaces.com/article.asp?articleid=54199
Evansville
http://www.gopurpleaces.com/stats.asp?page=stats/Baseball/UE-05.HTM


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Bulldogs Prepare for 2004 Campaign
The Butler Bulldogs will open their 2004 season on Friday night in Evansville as part of the Governor's Cup Tournament. The Bulldogs will be building on a school record 37 wins from the 2003 season and are pushing toward a conference championship at Youngstown. The festivities began tonight with the newly reinstated Freshman Skits. Check the rumor mill for the latest.

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Dale Mueller Named Pre-Season All-Horizon League
Congrats to Dale for being named to the Baseball America Pre-Season All-Horizon League team in the outfield. The magazine picked the Bulldogs 4th in the League as they seem to every year and will hopefully be eating their words come May...

Bulldogs Build For Season
The Butler Bulldgos will start full team practices next Monday for the 2004 season. The Dawgs are trying to build on back-to-back 30+ winning seasons and have plenty of pitchers back to help make it happen. The one set back for the Dawgs have been injuries. Justin McKinley, Mike Rosen, and Jeff Brown are all hoping to heal before the start of the season. Stay tuned for more...

Neshek Scores High Again
In a recent release by On Deck Baseball, Neshek finished 3rd in the Twins organization for relief pitchers. The formula is calculated here:http://www.ondeckbaseball.com/teams.html.

Minnesota Twins Relievers (Minimum 20 IP)

1. Jesse Crain, RHP, Rochester             187.41
2. Julio De Paula, RHP, Elizabethton       140.05
3. Pat Neshek, RHP, New Britain            135.55


Neshek Becoming a Fan Favorite
Pat Neshek is quickly becoming one of the more popular minor league baseball players, check out this site.
http://www.stu-man.com/home.shtml


Storey Picked Up By Expos
Former Bulldog star Eric Storey was picked up by the Montreal Expos in today's Rule 5 draft. Storey was recently in the Chicago White Sox organization. The Rule 5 draft occurs when players can be drafted from an organizations' double-A roster to another clubs' triple-A roster and also from an A-roster to a AA-roster (as in the case with Storey). Players who are drafted in the minor league portion of the draft are not required to remain on the roster of the club which drafts them and are not subject to being returned to their original club like in the Major League Rule 5 Draft. In return for the player, the original club receives $ 5,000 as cash consideration. Eric will most likely be playing for the Harrisburg Senators of the AA Eastern League this summer.


Halloween 2003
Once again, the Butler Baseball team was well represented on Halloween around campus. Check out the Photo Gallery....

Pictures From The Vault
Throughout the history of this website we have offered you the viewers many pictures. Usually we pick pictures to go with a story or that would look good to be on the site. But whatever happened to the pictures that didn't look good and had great stories behind them? This question is finally answered with the section called "Random Times." These pictures contain classic images from the 2001, 2002 and 2003 seasons. Most pictures have rarely been seen by the majority of the public. Some of you may know the story behind them and most of you will probably have no clue what is going on, either way enjoy and have some fun looking back.


Road Trip
Several members of the Butler Bulldogs made the voyage to Atlanta to see game 5 of the Division Series between the Cubs and Braves. Crews, Costello, Mueller, Olson, Martino, Rosen, Miles, Marks, and Beck all made the trip to see the 5th and deciding game. Everyone had a good time in the dirty South, but no one saw Ludacris. However,the night was full of stars, including Wood, Sosa, Sheffield, Jones and Twins Scout Billy Milos.

Shaq Off To Fast Start in Desert
Pat Neshek struck out the side in one inning of work in his first Arizona Fall League appearance for the Scottsdale Rafters.

Youth Beats Experience
The 2nd Annual Butler Baseball Alumni Game was won by the current Dawgs 10-5. Eddie and Storey put on a show during BP as balls were hit over the day care and over the scoreboard. The Alumni led 5-3 in the seventh before the varsity dawgs mounted a comeback. Matt Crews led off the game by hitting a monster bomb to center field. The ball traveled an estimated 450 feet and will be counted as Crews' long ball cut. Hit machine Justin Keever led all hitters with a 3-4 performance and Storey chipped in a double and 2 rbi single. Solid pitching performances were turned in by Ryan Harber, Yates and THE CHOSEN ONE (Neal). Other highlights included Luke Murphy beating out a slug bunt and Tim Marks stealing a base. Check out the photo gallery for all the pics....

Shaq Going to the Desert!!!!
Pat Neshek received one of the highest honors in minor league baseball today as he was invited to play in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. The AFL is the minor league equivalent to the Cape Cod League and features the top prospects from every major league organization. Shaq will be playing with the Grand Canyon Rafters and will be managed by current Yankees 3rd base coach and former World Series Champion Willie Randolph. The League starts the first of October and runs until Thanksgiving.   

More Pub For Neshek
From a recent Baseball America article:
"MINNEAPOLIS—Joe Mauer is the most famous Minnesotan taken by the Twins in recent drafts, but he is not the only one.

Righthander Pat Neshek was drafted in 2002, one year later than Mauer, and is already a teammate of the 2001 No. 1 overall pick at Double-A New Britain.

Neshek, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound reliever, opened the season at low Class A Quad City before getting promoted to high Class A Fort Myers and finally New Britain.

He brought the experience of playing college baseball with him, and that, combined with a herky-jerky delivery that baffles hitters, put him on a fast track. Neshek was 3-2, 0.52 in 34 innings at Quad City and 4-1, 2.15 in 29 innings at Fort Myers before moving to the Eastern League.

“He throws strikes and his numbers are pretty good,” farm director Jim Rantz said. “He throws strikes no matter what level he’s at, and he’s a heck of a competitor.”

Neshek is viewed as more of a set-up guy than a closer, and has spot started for the Rock Cats. He has a three-quarters delivery, but getting to the release point is what gives hitters fits.

“He has kind of a funky, double-pump delivery with a lot of deception,” Rantz said. “His fastball has good sink and can touch 91, and he throws a hard slider.”

Neshek, 22, was selected in the sixth round of the 2002 draft out of Butler. He grew up in Brooklyn Park, a Minneapolis suburb, where he was an all-state player at Brooklyn Park High.

At Butler, he set school records for single-game (18), season (118) and career strikeouts (280). He was a Cape Cod League all-star in 2001 and began his professional career at Rookie-level Elizabethton in 2002, going 0-2, 0.99 in 27 innings.

If there are any questions about Neshek, they should be answered when he spends an extended period of time in one league. That would give hitters more chances to get used to his delivery.

“There’s something to be said about that, how he would handle it the second time around,” Rantz said. “But he hasn’t struggled at all thus far.”



Alumni Game Set For Sunday, September 21at 2:00
No official start time has been set, but the 2nd Anual Alumni Game will take place on September 21st (2:00 pm)at the Davey Complex. The game is already a sell out and extra seats are going to be put in on the day care center roof.

Albert and Shaq in Playoffs
Jeff Albert and Pat Neshek are both playing on teams that made the playoffs. Albert's Washington Wildthings are taking on the Gateway Grizzlies in Frontier League action while Shaq's New Britain Rock Cats are playing the New Haven Ravens.

Alumni Game Sunday, September 21
The anual Alumni Game has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, September 21st. More details to come....

Frontier Connection
Tim Marks and Jeff Albert have been doing battle on the field this week as the Washington Wildthings have played the Richmond Roosters. It isn't as intense as the Butler World Series, but the stakes are high nevertheless. In front of an obnoxious crowd at McBride stadium, a few unidentified hecklers taunted the current richmond catcher in hopes of seeing Tim take over behind the plate. Jeff Albert hit numerous balls on the street in bp, bringing back memories of Lou Johnson's epic blast (The same day Lou claimed to "own" the city of Richmond). The only thing missing was a Reagan Allee appearance, although Clucky the mascot has not been accounted for yet.

Neshek To Participate in Instructional League
Pat Neshek will be taking part in the Minnesota Twins' instructional league this September in Fort Myers, Florida. Check out the photo gallery of Shaq sporting a patriotic New Britain jersey under Pictures, I hear the camera man is a real stud...

Dawgs Back on Campus
The Butler Bulldogs are back on campus and looking forward to starting another season at Davey Comlex. The Dawgs will hit the field for the first time on September 2.

Eddie Seen on ESPN
Eddie Olszta was recently seen on an ESPN story featuring fellow Joliet teammate Pete Rose Jr. Eddie was chilling in the batting cage while Rose was getting his hacks in.   

Albert Signs With Washington Wild Things
Congratulations to Jeff Albert who recently signed with the Washington Wild Things of the independent Frontier League. The Wild Things play in Washington, Pennslyvania which is just west of Pittsburgh and near the Ohio border. They are in the same league as the Richmond Roosters where Tim Marks is currenlty catching.

Neshek Promoted Again!!!!
Pat Neshek was just promoted to AA New Britain Connecticut in the Eastern League. The move is Shaq's second promotion this year and he is now only two steps away from the major leagues.

Neshek Update
Pat Neshek continues to own all batters that stand in his way. In an epic battle against former UIC star Curtis Granderson, Shaq chalked up another strike-out. This time it wasn't The Neal to end the conference tournament, but it was still just as dramatic. The UIC statistician still gave Granderson a triple for the at-bat because he saw three pitches.
Check out more Neshek photos by clicking above.


Summer Update
The Kelowna Krew has officially arrived back in the midwest. After a long summer of kicking it on the Okanogan, the troops headed home after missing the playoffs by only one game. Rumor has it that Luke Behning had to be hand-cuffed to the airport shuttle because he didn't want to leave. "I broke so many hearts in Canada, they were calling me the Mountie!" said Behning in a border interview. Crews and Smitty are done in Celina. Smitty was accused countless times of being in the mob, but nothing could be proven. Crews' crooked smile wasn't enough evidence to convict. The California connection is also home again. In perhaps the most interesting summer situation, the guys learned about grape vineyards, feeding livestock (Tormoehlen would be proud), umping Mexican League games, plumbing and drain installation, clashing uniforms, little league balls for bp, skiping out on restaurant and hotel bills and the art of the Tam. Oh yeah, they played some baseball too. Jay and PB went to Vegas on the way home, but neither of them got "lucky". The Northwoods guys still have a week left, keep up the good work.

Former Dawg on Fast Track to Oakland
Former Bulldog Dan Johnson is currently punishing pitchers in the Texas League. As a member of the Midland Rockhounds, a AA affiliate for the Oakland A's, Johnson is currenly 1st in the league in rbi (89)and 2nd in home runs (21).


Neshek Being Sold on Ebay?
Pat Neshek is currently on Ebay, but for sale??? It's true, the Fort Myers pitcher is now really the Ebay king as his cards are being sold to the highest bidder.


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Olszta Drilling for the Jackhammers
Former Butler star Eddie Olszta is currently roaming the outfield for the Joliet Jackhammers of the independent Northern League. Check Eddie out here.


California Update
After many long nights living in the "Ranch", Pb and Jay have escaped to a host family near Randy. Mac is still living at the Ranch, but minimizes his time there. Through numerous walk-outs on hotel and restuarant bills, the San Francisco Seals are still scratching up enough money to keep playing. Randy is pitching really well and has been used as a starter and reliever. Jay and Mac are hitting well too. Mac has a sore arm due to a pitching escapade last week, but he is fighting through it. PB is in heaven (not to mention that every girl is blonde in California), not only does he get to DH, but he also is getting to hit infield. He needs a lot of practice on his catcher's pop-ups though. More details to come....

Troy Parton Update
Troy Parton is now the most feared hitter in Europe. He has given up pitching because no one can contain him at the plate. Troy had a two week break from baseball at the beginning of July and went on a tour of Europe hitting all the big stops including Paris, Rome, and London with his parents. Stay tuned for more details...

California Dreaming
The trip to California has been a little different than expected for Randy Miles, Jay Freeman, Justin McKinley and Paul Beck. Upon arrival, the four players found that they would be living on a Spanish "ranch" instead of the original host families that were promised. Since that time, Randy Miles has caught on with a host family but the other three are still stranded on the bug infested property. The baseball is good in the league, but due to a lack of a phone line (among other things like hot water, food, or a refridgerator) no website has been made yet by San Francisco Seals marketing intern Paul Beck. "I feel like McGyver out here, if you want something done you have to make it out of nothing." There are plenty of good stories that will be shared at a later date, including animals in the kitchen, "abuela", a player on the team known as Fairy Dust, the drug-dealing boy friend, clashing uniforms, McKinley pitching, no meal money and last but not least, the family living in a garbage bag. Stay tuned for details

Neshek Promoted to High A
Pat Neshek recently got a long overdue call-up to the Twins class A affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida. Shaq was glad to get out of Iowa because the beach is a little more exciting than a cornfields...

Phillips and Marks Sign with the Richmond Roosters
Aaron Phillips and Tim Marks recently signed free-agent contracts with the Richmond Roosters of the indedpendent Frontier League. Their season continues until the end of august. Click the link for stats.

The Verdict Is In, Neshek an All-Star
Pat Neshek will indeed be participating in the Midwest League All-Star game June 17th at West Michigan.
"Pat Neshek, Pitcher. Quad City closer Pat Neshek has been selected as a relief pitcher for the Eastern Division All-Star's. Entering Wednesday's games, Neshek has gone 2-2 with a 0.71 ERA, and ranks second in the Midwest League in 12 saves. Neshek has struck out 38 and walked 11. Neshek was named the River Bandits John Deere Pitcher of the Month for April after going 2-0 with three saves and a perfect 0.00 ERA on the month. He did not allow a run over his first 12 outings, a stretch of 13.2 innings of work. Neshek went 0-2 with a 0.99 ERA and was second in the Appalachian League with 15 saves for the Elizabethton Twins in 2002. The righthander was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2002 draft, out of Butler University. He holds Butler's single-game (18), single-season (118), and career (280) strikeout records."
Click on the link for a fan's site mentioning Shaq as one of the league's top players.


Neshek Awaits All-Star Invite
Pat Neshek continues to destroy batters in the Midwest League. He is currently second in the league in saves with 11 and boasts 38 strikeouts in 25 innings. Opposing batters are hitting a cool .150 off the Shaq with many of those hits being bunts. The All-Star game will be held at Fifth Third Park in Grand Rapids Michigan on June 17th.



End of the Year
The end of another season is here already, even though it seems like we just got back from Australia. Please email me with any updates on summer legaues and I will do my best to keep posting current news....
Now that my career here at Butler is done, I will be looking for a younger player(s) to take over this site for next year. I just wanted to thank all of you (especially Pat Neshek for starting it) for making this site a success. This has been the best four years of my life and it wouldn't have been possible without all of the parents, coaches and most importantly players that make Butler Baseball so special.
I can think of about a million things I will miss about playing baseball at Butler and they include: Monday "Mandatory Shirts Off" batting practice, the X-games, bus rides home playing password and the name game, hanging out in the locker room after practice, getting kicked out of the weight room by Buff Daddy, the Butler World Series, winning the conference tournament, the regionals, playing Chicago State, eating slime sandwiches and a chilled Siera Mist on the way to weekday games, hearing Harding complain about someone switching their pants, coming down to the locker room and seeing Ramon the janitor sleeping, taking showers with the Cramer soap, getting smoked in ping-pong and last but not least, freshman skits.
Best of luck in the future...

PB


Dawgs Edged in Championship Game
The Butler Bulldogs made a noble effort in the Horizon League Tournament but fell just short in the championship game 2-1. The Dawgs lost on a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth. Aaron Phillips, Tim Marks, Jared Lowe and Justin McKinley all made the all-tournament team. The Dawgs finished with a 34-27 record and tied the single season school win record.

Pat Neshek
Pat Neshek is currently playing for the Minnesota Twins A affiliate in Quad City, Iowa. Click here for stats


Eric Storey
Eric Storey is currently playing for the high class A affiliate for the Chicago White Sox in Winston-Salem. Click here for current stats

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The Storey Continues

Check Out the Mueller Bros. and Bjelland
Jon Bjelland and the Muellers are playing for the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League.


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Jon Olson Pitching For the Madison Mallards
Check out Jon Olson pitching in the Northwoods League for the Madison Mallards.


Brian Smith and Matt Crews in Celina, OH
Brian Smith and Matt Crews are playing in the Great Lakes League for the Grand Lake Mariners.

Rosen, Behning, McGuigan and Brown Playing in Canada
Mike Rosen, Luke Behning, Scott McGuigan and Jeff Brown are playing baseball this summer north of the border. Click here for stats or check out the Kelowna Falcons website: http://www.kelownafalcons.com/


Check Out This Stud
The new Pat Neshek Quad City baseball card just came out and will soon be available.

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Tourney Game Time Changed
Butler will now open the Horizon League tournament at 6:30 against Wright State instead of 2:00 on Thursday.

Best Senior Day Ever
The nine Butler Bulldog Seniors went out with a big bang on Sunday afternoon as they beat Detroit 24-4. Butler pounded out a season high 28 hits and 15 different bulldogs had hits in the game. Jeff Brown, Tim Marks, Jeff Albert, Paul Beck and Jared Lowe all had 3 hits a piece and Ryan Nance and Rex Eaton drove in 4 runs each. Nance hit his 8th homer of the season and Dale Mueller and Albert also hit big flies. Every Butler senior not only got in the game, but reached base...including pitchers Aaron Phillips and Corey Kugle. Phillips perhaps had the most memorable at bat since the legendary Troy Parton at Cincinnati. Phillips came up to bat with the bases loaded in the 7th and promptly launched a grand slam homer with his first and probably only swing ever in college! This ball was a no doubter, clearing the fence easily in left field. Kugle also turned in a solid at bat but was walked on a full count pitch. Butler will face Wright State at 2:30 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament on Thursday.

Bulldogs Outlast Detroit
Butler held on to beat Detroit 5-4 in 11 innings. Dale Mueller went 5-5 and Jared Lowe went 3-5 to the lead the Bulldogs. Randy Miles picked up the win in relief after Luke Behning turned in a solid start. Ryan Nance ,Paul Beck and Matt Crews picked up RBI's for the Dawgs. Crews had the game winner in the bottom of the 11th on a bases loaded walk. "They can't touch me" Crews said after the game. The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow against Detroit at noon for a doubleheader.

Dawgs Lose Tough One at Notre Dame
Butler lost a weather suspended game at Notre Dame 4-1. The biggest highlight for the Dawgs was a towering solo homer by Ryan Nance.    Many bulldogs hit balls right on the money, but the hits just weren't falling like the rain was.   

Troy Parton...the DH????
Troy Parton, who is already dominating hitters in Belgium, couldn't hide from his status as the "Legend". Parton might be on the only player in history to hit a home run in his first and ONLY college at bat. He recently returned to the plate as a DH and promptly collected 5 rbi. Parton ended up 4-4 at the plate and also scored 2 runs. Troy taught the Belgium players one important American lessons: "You Don't Score, Until You Score!"

Phillips and Lowe Named Horizon League Players of the Week
Seniors Aaron Phillips and Jared Lowe were named Horizon League pitcher and player of the week for their performance at Cleveland State. Congrats guys!!
Check it out:
http://www.horizonleague.org/


Seniors Enjoy Special Graduation
Although the rest of the Butler campus celebrated graduation on Saturday, the members of the Butler baseball team had a special ceremony on Monday afternoon. Aaron Phillips, Jon Freeman, Tim Marks and Jeff Albert received their diplomas in front of a few select friends and colleagues (actually just one nerdy camera man). Guest speaker and lawn artist "James" gave a chilling speech about the importance of getting a good education and wished the group luck in the future (especially if they want to go to space). The diplomas were presented by Wanda and other Aramark all-stars with one last final meal of slime sandwiches and Siera Mist following the ceremony. Rex Eaton could not be in attendance but will be honored at a future TOD concert....

Dawgs Take 3 of 4 From Cleveland State
The Butler Bulldogs returned from Cleveland with 3 wins in 4 attempts and are now only 1.5 games behind UIC going into the final weekend. The Dawgs benefitted from great pitching from Aaron Phillips, Corey Kugle, Luke Behning, Jon Olson and Ryan Chenoweth. The hitters had a field day at windy Euclid as well with Jared Lowe and Jeff Albert hitting two homers a piece and Tim Marks, Justin McKinley and Paul Beck each adding one. Jared was on fire all weekend as was Jeff Albert, Jay Freeman and Dale Mueller. The Dawgs head to Notre Dame for a night game on Wednesday night before returning home for their final conference series against Detroit on Friday.

Neshek Continues to Dominate Hitters
Pat Neshek continues to dominate Midwest League hitters for the Quad City Riverbandits. Neshek is currently 2-0 with 5 saves and still has not allowed an earned run. He has 21 strike-outs in 13.1 innings as well.

Bulldogs Visit Cincinnati
A group of Butler Bulldogs recently visited Cincinnati to take in a Reds game at the new Great American Ballpark. Following the close instructions of Steve Johnson, the four bulldogs instead found themselves at the Hustler store in downtown Cincy. Among the notable products was a Nishwitz fungo. The group did make it to the game but also suffered numerous bathroom breaks due to Skyline Chili (Also recommended by Steve-O)

Bulldogs Move Into Second
The Butler Bulldogs did not play this weekend, but did move up to second in the Horizon League standings as Milwaukee lost 3 of 4 to Detroit and UIC fell Sunday to Cleveland State.

Troy Parton Playing In Belgium
Former Butler standout Troy Parton has recently signed a professional contract and is playing in Belgium. Troy threw a solid 7.1 innings in his first start. Here is website that features news about his team courtesy of Neal: http://www.royal-greys.be/pers&media1.2.html.
Troy's team plays games on the weekends and on Tuesday/Thursday. Each team is allowed to have one foreign player and the league is a wood bat league. The games run through the end of September and there is a break in July to allow players to compete in the European Cup.


Bulldogs Take 3 of 4 From Youngstown
Butler completed a 4 game road trip with a 3-1 record against Youngstown State. Corey Kugle turned in an outstanding performance on Friday night throwing 7.1 innings and striking out 5. Jeff Albert delivered a huge hit with 2 strikes, 2 outs in the ninth to tie the game and bring in Jon Day. Day had 3 hits on the day including his second Big Fly of the season. Justin McKinley had a huge 2 rbi double in the ninth as well. The Bulldogs put up 5 runs in the ninth and won 7-4. Coach Farley called it, "The greatest comeback I have ever seen at Butler." Butler picked right up where they left off on Saturday sweeping the Penguins 6-2 and 4-2. Jon Olson and El Luke picked up the wins while Ryan Chenoweth picked up his second save of the year. "My arm hurt afterwards, that is a lot of throwing," said Cheno after picking up the save with one pitch in the seventh. Ryan Nance launched his team leading sixth homer and Jared Lowe, Dale Mueller, Jon Freeman and Jay Freeman all had multiple hits. The Bulldogs travel to Chicago State on Tuesday for a non-conference match-up at 3.   

Dawgs Fall To Evansville
Butler lost a tough night game to Evansville 9-6. The stadium was awesome, but the Dawgs couldn't score enough runs to keep up. The Bulldogs had 16 hits, including 4 a piece by both Dale Mueller and Paul Beck. Ryan Nance added his 5th homer of the season. After the game, the IV Coach busdriver hit two parked cars and the Dawgs had to wait until the cops showed up before they could head home. The Dawgs head to Youngstown this weekend for an important Horizon League series starting Friday night.

Dawgs Win 1 in Milwaukee
The Dawgs returned from Milwaukee with a 1-3 record. Dale Mueller had a huge weekend offensively as he went 10-16 and Ryan Nance, Tim Marks, Matt Crews, Jay Freeman and Jared Lowe also had big hits. Aaron Phillips, Luke Behning and Jon Olson provided solid starts, with solid relief outings by Ryan Chenoweth, Randy Miles and Tony Hornbach. The Dawgs travel to Evansville for a nightgame on Wednesday and then to Youngstown for a weekend series.

Dawgs Fall to Ball State
The Bulldogs lost to Ball State today in the annual Victory Field game. The Dawgs claimed an early 3-0 lead but couldn't hold it, losing 6-5. Jared Lowe (2 doubles) and Matt Crews added two hits a piece while Rex Eaton doubled, Paul Beck had a 2 rbi single and Jon Day hit a 2 run homer in the ninth. Randy Miles pitched some stellar relief and the Dawgs used 8 pitchers overall. Butler travels to Milwaukee this weekend for a 4 game series with UWM.

Dawgs Split With Flames
The Butler Bulldogs came from behind in game 1 to beat UIC 3-2. Jeff Albert drew a bases loaded walk with 2 outs in the bottom of the seventh to seal the victory. The Dawgs lost game 2 8-3. Ryan Chenoweth provided some great relief and Bulldogs made several spectacular defensive plays. Dale Mueller led the offensive attack with 5 hits and Paul Beck followed with 4. The Dawgs conclude the series tomorrow at noon.   

Phillips Extinguishes Flames
Aaron Phillips pitched another great game on Friday afternoon and the Bulldog hitters took care of the rest as the Dawgs beat UIC 5-1 in the series opener. Phillips was in control the whole game and recorded 8 k's in 9 innings. Tim Marks led the offensive attack with 3 hits while Jared Lowe and Paul Beck chipped in 2 hits a piece. Ryan Nance had an rbi double and Jon Day added an rbi single. The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow for a double header starting at noon.

Dawgs Split With IPFW
The Bulldogs split a doubleheader with IPFW on a very windy day in Fort Wayne. Butler lost the first game 1-0 despite giving up only one hit and came back to win the night cap 6-2 in extra innings. Justin McKinley delivered the winning hit in the top of the 10th. Jon Day had 2 hits and 2 rbi after coming in as a pinch hitter. Dan Fair picked up the win in game 2 and the Dawgs improved their record to 18-14 overall. The Dawgs continue conference play as they host UIC this weekend at the Davey Complex.   

Storey Hits Homer in First Game
Former Butler slugger Eric Storey hit a home run in his first game for the Class High A Winston Salem Warthogs. The Warthogs are an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox and managed by Indianapolis legend Razor Shines.

Dawgs Sweep Wright State
The Dawgs completed the series sweep of Wright State this afternoon by beating Wright State 3-1. Tony Hornbach pitched 7 solid innings and the bats played small ball to manufacture all 3 runs. Jay Freeman led the Dawgs with 2 hits. The Dawgs have won 7 in a row and head to Fort Wayne on Wednesday for a doubleheader with IPFW starting at 1.

NesheKKK Impressive in Debut
Pat Neshek had a successful debut for the Quad City Riverbandits on Saturday as he struck out the side in one inning of work.

Dawgs Roll Past Wright State
Butler took both games of a doubleheader Saturday against Wright State by a combined score of 15-0. Game 1 went to the Dawgs 7-0 as Josh Rudolfi shut down the Wright State bats. Dale Mueller led the way with 3 hits in 4 trips . In Game 2, the Dawgs pounded out 10 hits, including multiple hits from Ryan Nance, Matt Crews and Dale Mueller again. Luke Behning picked up the win while recording 8 punch outs. Steve Johnson recorded his first collegiate hit as well. The series continues tomorrow at noon.

Wright Start for Dawgs
The Bulldogs won their first Horizon League game on Friday afternoon 5-4 over Wright State. Aaron Phillips pitched an outstanding game and Randy Miles came in and closed out the ninth. Dale Mueller, Ryan Nance and Matt Crews all had two hits and Tim Marks drove in the winning run with a 2-out rbi double in the bottom of the eighth. The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow with a double header against Wright State starting at noon.

Dawgs Pound Xavier
The Butler Bulldogs evened their record on the season at 13-13 by defeating the Xavier Musketeers 10-3 Wednesday afternoon. Jon Mueller got the victory to improve to 2-0 on the year, but Hornbach, Rudolfi, Feeney, Bjelland, Smith, Fair, Miles and Kugle all pitched solid innings as well. Dale Mueller and Jeff Albert led the offensive attack with 3 rbi each while Justin McKinley and Jeff Brown added two hits each. One of Brown's hits was a towering 2-run homer to left field. Paul Beck had a pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the seventh. The Dawgs open conference play Friday as Wright State comes to town for a 3:00 pm game.

Neshek to Report to Quad City
Former Butler pitcher Pat Neshek will start the season as a member of the Quad City Riverbandits of the Midwest League this summer. Quad City is located in Davenport, IA and is the A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. Neshek is coming off a stellar year with the Elizabethton Twins and will be the teams closer.

Bulldogs Sweep Valpo
The Dawgs bounced back from two losses on Saturday to split the series with Valpo by taking both games today. In the first game, Craig Costello pitched the Dawgs to an 8-3 victory while Jon Olson picked up the win in game 2, 6-0. Ryan Chenoweth picked up the save. Jeff Brown stole home with 2-outs for the winning run in game 2. Jared Lowe, Dale Mueller, Ryan Nance and Jeff Albert all had big hits. The Dawgs are back in action at home on Wednesday against Xavier at 3:00.

Hornbach Cruises Past IPFW
Tony Hornbach threw 6 solid innings and Mike Tomaszewski closed it out as the Bulldogs won game 2 of the doubleheader today with IPFW 5-3. Tim Marks contributed 2 (2 out) rbi and the dawgs capitilized on 4 Mastadon errors. In the first game, the Dawgs lost 8-4 despite a home run by Ryan Nance. Jared Lowe stayed hot as he went 2-4 in the second game and and almost killed an IPFW infielder with a line drive. The Dawgs are back in action this weekend as they travel to Valpo for 2 on Saturday and come back home for another 2 against Valpo on Sunday. Game time is 1:00 both days.

You Got Me
The picture formerly on the poll question was none other than Steve Gill.

Jared Lowe Sends Everyone Home Happy
Jared Lowe hit a walk-off bomb with two outs in the bottom of the tenth inning to power the Bulldogs to a 5-4 win over Western Michigan. Aaron Phillips pitched a great game and Randy Miles picked up the win in relief. Scott McGuigan picked up a key 2-out rbi in the bottom of the eighth as well. The Dogs are back in action on Wednesday for a doubleheader against IPFW at 1:00.

Bulldogs Beat Central Michigan
The Bulldogs defeated Central Michigan 7-5 Saturday afternoon at the Davey Complex. Freshman Luke Behning threw an outstanding game and the Butler bats came alive with countless 2-out hits. Dale Mueller led the dogs with 3 hits. Rex Eaton made a Sportscenter quality catch in left as well. The Dogs will be in action again tomorrow at 3 against Western Michigan.

Dawgs Win 3rd In A Row
The Dawgs won their 3rd game in a row today against Marian College. The Dawgs exploded for 15 hits and won 11-5. Jared Lowe led the hitters with 4 hits, including a 2-Run Homer. Jon Freeman and Jeff Albert also hit bombs for the Dawgs. Freeman also added a double. Jon Mueller picked up the win in relief. The Dawgs are back in action as Michigan comes to the Davey Complex for a 3:00 game on Friday. Come one and all to root on the Dogs....

Aaron Phillips Leads Dogs Past Indiana Tech
The Bulldogs beat Indiana Tech 2-0 on a strong pitching performance by Aaron Phillips. He came out of the gate throwing smoke and finished throwing smoke as none of the Indiana Tech bats could catch up. "It was the most dominating pitching performance I have seen" said freshman Steve Johnson. The dogs collected 10 hits but struggled to score runs. The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow at 3:00 against Marian.

Club Annex Shuts Down
Much to the dismay of the Butler Baseball team, Club Annex closed today for the season. The only club hittin' it 24-7 was shut down due to possible health code violations. Rumor has it that the wall was crumbling becuase Jeff Albert hit too many liners off it. The Rave that was scheduled for the Annex this weekend has been postponed as well. Save your glow sticks for next season when D(J) Freeman starts mixing....

Bulldogs Split With Oakland Again
The Butler Baseball team split another doubleheader with Oakland University. The Dawgs lost the first game 6-3 and won the second game 8-3. Ryan Chenoweth pitched some stellar relief in the first contest, but the Dogs couldn't come back from an early 6 run 1st inning by Oakland. The second game belonged to Luke Behning as he pitched 6 1/3 solid innings before Randy Miles closed it out. Miles also threw in the first game.

Dawgs Split With Oakland
After taking the first game from Oakland 5-0, the Dawgs lost a heart breaker in the night cap. The first game belonged to Josh Rudolfi who threw a one hitter (and it was a bunt). Paul Beck hit his fourth homer of the season as well. Game 2 saw Oakland jump out to a quick lead, but the Dawgs came back from a 6-2 deficit to tie the game and force extra innings. Rex Eaton had a big two-out 2-RBI double as did Dale Mueller. Mueller, Eaton, Marks, Lowe and Jon Freeman all had two hits. The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow in a double header against Oakland starting at 12:00.

Dawgs Fall To Hoosiers
Butler lost 4-1 to Indiana despite an outstanding pitching performance by Aaron Phillips. Tim Marks hit a solo homer that accounted for all of the Bulldog offense. The Dawgs are back in action tomorrow for their home opener with Manchester. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm.

Bulldogs Earn First Win
The Bulldogs got their first win of the season Sunday by defeating the University of Cincinnati Bearcats 2-1. The Dawgs only offense came on a monster home-run by Jeff Brown to left. "If there hadn't been a 20 mph wind, that ball would have gone over the interstate" said freshman Steve Johnson after the game. Josh Rudolfi and Luke Behning shut down the Cats the rest of the way and solid defense helped secure the win.

Remember When...
Everyone has stories from their college days. Instead of letting the stories fade away in your memory, why not share them with everyone. We are trying to gather a collection of Great/Funny times from the past 8 years with this feature. Be sure to contribute and who knows...you may learn something about the past that you didn't know...Check it out, this could be huge!!!

Butler Falls To Louisville 8-6
Butler lost the season opener today against Louisville 8-6. The Dawgs led at one point 6-2 following solo homers by Tim Marks, Ryan Nance and Paul Beck. The Cardinals capitalized on 4 Bulldog errors and came back to win the bottom of the eighth.

Dawgs Add Yet Another Game
The Bulldogs have added another game this Sunday with the University of Cincinnati Bearcats in Louisville. Gametime is 3:30.

Dawgs Return From Nashville
The Bulldogs were not able to play any of their games this weekend in Nashville due to bad weather. The trip wasn't a total failure though as many dawgs got to experience Jack-In-The-Box for the first time. Players passed the time by trading insults via signs on the back of the vans. Team Keeney edged out Coach K (aka Party Boy) and looks forward to the rematch. The Bulldogs are not scheduled to play again until this Friday in Evansville, but a possible midweek game against Louisville is in the works....

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2 Tacos=$1.00

Bulldogs Featured in Collegiate Baseball
The Butler Bulldogs are featured in a full page article in the newest Collegiate Baseball available February 7th. The article was written by Coach Farley about the Bulldogs trip to Australia. There is a picture of Coach Farley with a kangaroo as well as a few of the parents playing cricket. Check it out.

Bulldog Opponent Wins Australian National Championship
The Queensland Rams won the Australian National Baseball Tournament with a victory yesterday over the Victoria Aces. The Rams are the same team that split a 6 game series with the Bulldogs earlier this month. The team was managed by former Major League All-Star David Nillson who is currently attempting a comeback with the Boston Red Sox.

Neshek Participates in TwinsFest
Former Bulldog ace Pat Neshek participated in TwinsFest 2003 this past weekend at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. Neshek signed autographs with current and past Twins stars including Terry Steinbach, Torii Hunter, Jacque Jones, Corey Koskie and the infamous Scott Leius. Shaq also posed for pictures with the 4-year-old girl and her grandma. Rumor has it that Neshek will be making a surprise visit to the Butler campus in late February. Details to come...

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Neshek Doing His Thang

Troy Parton to Attend Spring Training
Former Butler pitching star Troy Parton recently ironed out a spring training deal with the Rockford Riverhawks of the independent Frontier League. Camp starts on May 11th and Parton will be competing with 17 other pitchers for 11 spots on the 2003 team that opens the season on May 23rd. Last year, Parton was 1-1 with the River City Rascals, also of the Frontier League.

Tim Marks Gets Engaged
Congratulations to catcher Tim Marks who recently popped the big question. Tim is the first Bulldog to get engaged and many predict that Corey Kugle will be the next...

Butler Baseball Gets Some Press
A small article on Butler's trip to Australia was featured on CollegeSports.com. Check it out.

Australia Pics
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Mannie Fresh's Words of Wisdom
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A True Businessman
Long time Butler Baseball fan Mannie Fresh granted Eteamz an exclusive interview and here is what we found out.....
"BIG TYMERS is a state of mind,"explained Mannie. "If you gonna do something, do it big time. If you gonna get a car, go big time with it. If you gonna go to school and graduate, go big time with it. A Big Tymer is the one that's on. They are the leader, not the follower."
Mannie was once a feared designated hitter in a New Orleans little league but decided to rap instead. He was wearing an authentic Dave Carr Butler jersey during the interview and said he bought it from world-famous lawn artist "James".


Butler Completes Australia Trip
The Butler Bulldogs landed safely in Indianapolis at approx. midnight on January 9th, completing a successful trip to Australia. Despite a mix-up in Los Angeles, everyone ended up getting on the right flight home. The Dawgs left in the morning of January 9th from Australia, but 31 hours and 15 time zones later they found themselves still traveling on Thursday when they finally arrived back in the States. The Dawgs not only got an early tune up for the season, but also experienced the Land Down Under. Butler finished with a 3-3 record and hit an amazing 6 home runs with wood bats. Check the "Pictures" section for a complete gallery of photos from the trip.

The Numbers Game
200,000-gallons of water dumped on the field
13,000-miles traveled by the Butler Baseball team
35-number of players in awe of the topless beach (That's everyone)
28-hours slept by Jeff Brown on the ride home
25-combined age of the girls PB tried to hit on
19-this number is self explanitory
18-the average hand of Jon Bjelland at the Black Jack table
17-people who saw Nance fall rounding first
16-bulldogs burnt at the beach
15-trips to Hungary Jacks
14-people originally scheduled to fly to Dallas
13-chairs in the bullpen
12-inches of rain that fell on us while watching the Crocodile Hunter
11-8 mile posters in downtown Brisbane
10-in-flight movies
9-hours it took Miles to exchange money
8-times Hornbach yelled "Dingo" or "Emu"
7-Kangaroo's humping
6-games played
5-Crocodile Dundee hats purchased by the team
4-hit and run signs missed by McKinley
3-number of tv stations at the hotel
2-times Damien mentioned "Girlie Shows"
1-times Jay Freeman's "I've never kissed an Australian girl" lined worked


A Learning Experience
The Bulldogs learned many things while in Australia. Here is a quick recap:
Australians Don't Believe in...
Pennies
Size XL shirts
Warning Tracks
Bullpens
Watering the field
or that Hungry Jacks is really Burger King
In Australia, it's cool to...
Eat Vegamite
Say "No worries" or "G-Day Mate"
Call people "Wankers" (Isn't that cool here too?)
Charge the caller for calling collect??
They knew we were Americans when...
We tried to play the Didgeridoo
Said "What's Up?"
Asked dumb questions about Crickett
Misconceptions about Australia...
The Crocodile Hunter is a hero (We liked him, but the natives were not that impressed)
Fosters is not Australian for beer, those commercials are lying to us because hardly anyone has it down there
Qantas means "Bad Food" in Australian



Butler Gets Mowed Down In Final 2 Games
Mike Rosen connected for his first collegiate HR but it wasn't enough as the dawgs went down 8-2. "Butler's pitching just wasn't there", "I sure wouldn’t mind having some bulldogs hitters on my cricket team though...they can really smack the ball around" said an aborigines scout from Brisbane. The box score and summary for the second game was lost and all we know is that Butler lost...sorry.
Check back in the upcoming days for stories and comments from the players and maybe there will be some funny pictures.


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Butler Wins 8-6: 3 Dawgs Go Yard
The Butler Bulldogs picked up their third win of the season as they won 8-6. Homering for the bulldogs were Paul Beck, Ryan Nance and Jason Combs with a towering shot to left. On the day, Paul Beck was 3-5 and Ryan Nance and Jared Lowe each had two hits. Josh Rudolfi shut down opposing hitters with his nasty fastball and Pat Feeney turned in a strong debut. Dan Fair also pitched two scoreless innings. More games are schedule and we will keep you posted

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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Makes A Guess
In the latest issue of Collegiate Baseball a few early predictions were made. I don't know if you should call it a prediction or they just wanted to spend as little time as possible with the Horizon league considering their preseason rankings were the same as how the teams finished last season during the regular season...But for what it's worth, here are their guesses.

1. UIC
2. Milwaukee
3. Youngstown State?
4. Butler
5. Cleveland State
6. Wright State
7. Detroit

Pitcher of the Year: Ryan Gehring UIC
Player of the Year: Kendall Sclachbach YSU

Butler Players Mentioned in "Others to Watch"
Aaron Phillips
Paul Beck
Ryan Nance





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UIC Champs???? No Way!!!

Butler Splits For The Day
The Bulldogs didn't get off to a strong start in game one against the same team they beat the day before. The score of game one was 12-6. Things shifted a little in game two as Butler smacked around the ball and won 11-5. Strong hitting performers were Jeff Brown who stepped up with 3 hits and Jared Lowe who had two frozen ropes. On the pitching side, Luke Behning SHINED followed by a strong outing from Freshman Stud Craig Costello. Coach Steve Farley played two totally different lineups for the games. Both teams also decided to play two 7-inning games due to game one being a "marathon" and 90+ heat. Tomorrow is an off day for the Dawgs. According to many sources, the day will be spent at the beach and searching for the crocodile hunter. We'll keep you posted!

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The ABF is bowing down to BU!

Butler Wins 4-3
The Butler Bulldogs won the first of many games by a score of 4-3. According to many Bulldog players, the Aussies were pretty solid. "If I can remember correctly...nearly half of the team we played had guys that played for a minor league affiliate in America" said minor league know it all and current bulldog Paul Beck. The game started off with Corey Kugle getting a little ruffed up, followed by a strong outing from Jon Olson and the game was shut down by Ryan Chenoweth. The game was highlighted by an 8th inning throw from the right field fence to home plate by Rex Eaton to gun down the tying run. When asked about how it felt to make a play like that, Rex responded "It felt very good...It's always nice not to be on the other side of the play being gunned out" referring to the 2001 season when Rex was thrown out by a close 90ft. Vs. South Carolina. As far as the hitters go, Ryan Nance had two hits and Paul Beck had a huge double off the wall. Both teams meet again for a double header tomorrow. In the meantime, players are trying to meet the crocodile hunter...No I'm really not kidding!!! We are also trying to upload photos of a kangaroo wearing a Butler baseball hat...We will post pictures when we can upload them,
Keep checking in for the latest.


Butler Arrives In Australia!
The Butler Bulldogs arrived hours ago (Jan 1st) in Australia. The flight took 27 hours, which is equivalent to about 6 in flight movies and 12 hours of sleep. The trip has been a total success so far with the exception of the team forgetting Jared at the airport and having to go back and get him. Keep checking back for more updates!

Bulldogs Travel to Australia
The Butler Baseball team will be heading to Australia to play against a group of Australian minor league players. The dogs will leave during the day on New Years Eve and return to the States on January 9th. Keep checking the site for updates on the trip!

3 Amigos
We Come From the Land Down Under

New Body Doubles

Baseball Beats Lacrosse
The Butler Baseball team won the first "Baseball v. Lacrosse" challenge by sweeping all three events this afternoon. The flicker ball game went to the baseball team 8-5. Many drop kicks were missed due to snowy conditions in the Butler Bowl, but the highlight was a phantom kick by Jeff Albert. "They don't have snow in the Rico" Jeff said afterwards. The dawgs also won both of the basketball games as Dale Mueller, Jon Day, Jeff Brown, Tony Hornbach, and Ryan Chenoweth all put up big numbers. "Lacrosse was very well coached and disciplined. I could tell they had been practicing hoops for a few weeks, but turnovers proved to be the difference" said Coach K. The final event was battle ball in the West Gym. Once again, 1-9 dominated the game by compiling a 98% kill ratio (this includes the 12 lacrosse players he tricked with one of his full arm fakes). "We want a rematch, Steve Johnson plays dirty" said a few freshman lacrosse players. We will have to wait until next year, but here are some of the rumored events for "Baseball v. Lacrosse:Unfinished Business":tandem biking, air hockey and 4-square.

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Bulldogs Ace Swedish Test
Finals started early this year as the Bulldogs completed the Swedish Fitness Test in the tennis bubble. "That's one of the toughest tests I've taken, none of that stuff was in the book!" said freshman Dan Fair. Aaron Phillips battled all afternoon and turned in the best score of the day with a 12.9. Clayton Deeb, Luke Behning and Paul Beck also reached the Level 12 mark, but none of the them could cross the treacherous fjords and obtain victory. One thing is for sure, many Bulldogs will be hearing BEEP.....BEEP.....BEEP for nights to come.

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Lay Before My Sword!!!!

Halloween Weekend
Many Bulldogs dressed up for Halloween and rumor has it, a few even went trick-or-treating! The best source for candy on the night was definetely Father Don who gave many people "A Tootsie Roll to start your day?" Other notable performances came from Dan Fair who instead of dressing up, just decided to do the Ab routine all night. Click on the "Pictures" to the left for the full photo gallery.

X-Games Kick Off, Kugle Saves the Day
The Butler Bulldog X-Games got underway with the Bell Tower Run, Persephane Garden Obstacle Course, and Canoe Race. Corey Kugle saved the day by doing a cannonball into the canal to save freshman Steven Gill who wiped out underneath the bridge. Andy Bulla also hurled himself into the freezing water to save Steven. "I didn't think, I just reacted. I felt like I was in Baywatch, except Pam Anderson was nowhere to be found," said Andy Bulla as he was recovering in the training room. The pair has officially been nominated for an X-Games Purple Heart Award. Steve Johnson also battled the canal and suffered a lost paddle in the process. "I was feeling really excited after seeing Persephane. She is a lot hotter in person," said Steve on his way back to the field. Jon Mueller helped bail Steve out and is also eligible for a Purple Heart. Jay Freeman and Paul Beck won the tandem canoe race and went from worst to first from last years event. Ryan Chenoweth and Tony Hornbach would have done well if not for that one thing on the side of the canal: the shore. Brian Smith won the individual race. Aaron Phillips took the Persephane Garden Obstacle Course and Jon Freeman edged his brother for the win in the Bell Tower Run. Jay just missed a double medal but vowed to be back soon.      

Tormoehlen Hosts Recruit
Brandon Tormoehlen hosted one of the top recruits in the country last weekend. Click on "Pictures" to see the whole story.

Freshman Get A 10
Mike Rosen, Scott McGuigan, and Andy Bulla turned in a solid performance at this years Cajun Karoke Night in Hinkel Fieldhouse. The trio brought the house down with some stellar vocals and earned a unanimous perfect score from the judges. The group is available for birthday parties, but refuses to perform any songs by Michael Bolton, All-4-One, or Meatloaf. Contact tour manager and roadie Dan Fair for details.

Belay On
The Bulldogs attacked the high ropes course this afternoon and came away winners. Many bulldogs battled a fear of heights and succesfully completed the course while listening to 80's hairmetal. The course looks like it would be on American Gladiators, except it is 40 ft. in the air. There was a lot of Belaying, but in the end Steve Johnson stole the show with his zip line ride. Most bulldogs were just happy to get the harnass off, but not Luke Behning. "I loved the way the harnass fit, it really made me feel like a man."

Team Keeney Sweeps Butler World Series
Team Keeney completed a sweep in the Butler World Series today by defeating Team Murphy 19-3 in front of a sell-out crowd at the Davey Complex. Every member of Team Keeney had multiple hits, including the pitchers and guys that weren't there. The wind was blowing out and many bulldogs took advantage by recording extra base hits. Freshman Mike Rosen (aka the Monster of Munster) hit a huge bomb to left field in the 8th. "I knew it was gone when I saw the football players running for cover. But seriously, aren't they wearing pads already?" said Mike after the game. Even though the World Series is officially over, the Bulldogs will be playing games on Wednesday and Saturday this week.

Varsity Beats Alumni
The current Butler squad defeated a group of former Bulldog players 12-3 in the first annual Alumni Game at the Davey Complex. The Alumni jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the 3rd inning when Josh Wilke crushed an offering over the left field fence. It was a monumental blast and let the new guys know real quick that the Alumni could still play. However, the current dogs answered with 8 runs in the bottom of the third and never looked back. Previously Brandon Leese had shut down everyone with a mix of nasty sliders and a good fastball. Other highlights included Coach Murhpy catching and an epic battle between Franco and Aaron Phillips. Franco hit one out that just went foul down the left field line and then fought off four more tough pitches before singling up the middle. Then to everyone's surprise, Franco swiped second!! "That was tart, I knew I had it all the way. No one can stop the Franco, they can only hope I stop myself" said Franco after the game. There were no injuries during the game, but a lot of arms might be sore tomorrow. Click "Pictures" on the left hand side for the complete photo gallery of the game.   

Carr to return to Pi(e) Phi
Rumor has it that David Carr has been returning to the Pi Phi house frequently for more than just dinner. Carr is sporting crazy game around campus but still has time for all his girls at Pi Phi. Play on playa...

Murph Scores Big
Coach Murphy was the leader in votes for the most recent Bulldog poll question. I regret to inform everyone however that this IS NOT Coach Murph's girlfriend, he is still available. She is just a really hot girl that is rumored to be a Bulldog fan. Sorry to get anyone's hopes up.

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I Still Love You Guys

Check the New Roster
The Roster has now been updated and most of the guys have pictures. Don't worry, if I missed you the first time I will get a picture soon. Also check the new albums out under "Photos"

Alumni Game Scheduled
The first annual Butler Alumni Game is scheduled for 11:00 September 28 at Bulldog Park. The current team will be hitting in the cages around 9:30 and the alumni will hit around 10:10. The game is scheduled for 9 innings or 9 injuries, which ever comes first. All former Butler Baseball players are eligible for the game and any direct descendant of Tony Hinkel.   

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These Guys Waited For Hours to Get Tickets

Team Keeney Wins Again
Game 2 of the Butler World Series is in the books and Team Keeney came out on top again 5-3. The Bulldog bats were more active than in game 1 as many players recorded "well hits". The difference in the game was a 4 run inning by Team Keeney. "Often times the winning team scores more runs in one inning than the losing team does in the whole game" said Coach Keeney after the game. Ryan Chenoweth picked up the save and starter Mike Tomaszewski got a no decision. Team Keeney now leads the series 2-0 and goes for the sweep on October 1st at 3:40 in game 3.

Long Ball in the Fall
The Butler Bulldogs completed another successful Long Ball in the Fall. Many dogs swung for the fences but Ryan Nance put on the real show. He hit numerous balls over the scoreboard. "A couple of them still haven't landed. I was walking down by the canal and saw a couple of them there. I just think it was the juicy pitching.." said Dan Fair. Coach Falrey threw 2 million pitches and everyone was a strike. Coach Murphy threw 60 pitches and two were strikes. Coach Keeney threw 50 pitches...to his girlfriend.   

Game 1 Goes to Team Keeney
The Butler World Series is officially under way and game 1 was won by Team Keeney by the score of 3-0. All three runs were unearned. Wood bats were used for the game and the hits were few and far between. Tim Marks was the only Bulldog to collect more than one hit. "I guess it's back to the drawing board," Luke Murphy said after the game. Game two is scheduled for September 28th.

Bulldogs Host Alumni Dinner
The Butler Bulldogs held the first annual alumni dinner on September 20th in the Riley Room. Over 70 current and former players attended the event that was catered by Aramark.(No, it wasn't the same food served in Resco) Major League pitcher Kent Bottenfield was the speaker of the night and told how it really is in the show. Past players then shared their own stories, ranging from the complex signs of Tony Hinkel to Coach Farley rolling snowballs off the field. All in all, everyone had a good time and the event was a huge hit.

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Major League Pitcher Kent Bottenfield Spoke At the Event

Rex to Shock the World
Rex Eaton, currently the president of the newly rejuvenated Sigma Nu house, is Butler's leading candidate for Homecoming King. "I'm going to turn this campus upside down. Up with thongs, down with Fong!!!" Tee shirts are $6 and available from campaign manager Ryan Nance. Get out and rock the vote for Rex or he will rock you....

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Neshek Returns To Butler
Pat Neshek has returned to Indianapolis to continue taking classes at Butler University. Neshek, a 6th round pick of the Twins in the 2002 June draft, is glad to be back on campus. "The minors were too easy. I want to challenge myself in the classroom." Neshek can usually be seen roller blading around campus, but few people have recognized him with his new haircut: the mullet. "I knew I would be a celebrity on campus this fall, so I had to do something. I called up Jon Olson and he told me chicks dig long hair and tandem bicycles. I don't like bikes, so I grew out my hair." Look for Neshek in the Butler Bulldog Alumni game on September 28th at 11:00 am.

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School is Easy

Butler Pulls Out 2 Wins Against Anderson
It wasn't pretty, but the Butler Bulldogs managed to scrap out two wins against Anderson during the annual fall game Saturday afternoon. The first game was decided in the bottom of the ninth inning when freshman slugger Steve Johnson stepped up to the plate and scorched a grounder at the second baseman. Transfer Justin McKinley then ran home and gave the Bulldogs the victory. After trailing 6-1 in the second game, the Dogs clawed their way back to win 11-6. On the day, Matt Crews, Tim Marks, Ryan Nance, and Paul Beck all had multiple hits. Jeff Albert turned in many gold glove plays at both third and second and Jon Mueller threw a ball from left field over the dugout. The Butler World Series starts on Wednesday and the coaches aren't leaking any info to the press. "You're on a need to know basis, and right now you don't need to know" said Coach Murphy. We can tell you that this Butler World Series will be a best of 5 series rather than the best of 7 used in the past.

First Annual Butler Baseball Alumni Game
Come one, come all and join us for the First Annual Butler Bulldog Alumni Baseball game on September 28. Come out and see what former Bulldogs have been keeping in shape and how they stack up against this year's team. "We're ready for them" said Sr. Pitcher Corey Kugle. "I'm not scared of any of them, they may be former players, but they've never seen anything like my slider!!" Come see if Corey knows what he is talking about and root for the Dawgs on the 28th. Either way, Butler is going to win the game.

The Bulldogs are Back
The Butler Bulldogs are back on campus and have just started Fall practice. There are a number of new faces for the Dawgs so keep checking the roster for updates and hopefully pictures. The Dogs take the field for the annual Fall Game this Saturday as Anderson comes to town for a doubleheader starting at 1:00. Also, keep checking for updates on the first annual "Alumni" game.

2002 Summer Updates Is BACK!!!
Stay in touch with everyone by letting us know how everything is going. Also be sure to read the updates. Click on the image to enter the boards.

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Update: TIM MARKS
Tim is on a tear in the Alaska Baseball League, one of the best college summer leagues in the country. He is currently in the top ten in hitting. Click on his name above to view the leaders board.
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Butler is Back & HUNGRY
After nearly 2 weeks off, Butler returned to action to face Indiana State. The game was suppose to be played at Victory Field but was moved due to rain. Jeff Steele, Dale Mueller and Ryan Nance each had 2 hits apiece. Many other hitters also came through during the entire game. Butler went with a staff day on the mound with Troy Parton picking up the win. In the ninth inning the game was cut short due to rain and the final score was 9-6. As the rain delay went on, players from both sides threw baseballs back and forth with writing on the baseball mocking each teams players. "It was all in fun but I wanted them to know I mean business" said Corey Kugle after getting ripped on for his mullet. Butler has now won 3 straight games and play Cleveland State this weekend.
BU Starters for this weekend.
Game One: John Corcoran
Game Two: Pat Neshek
Game Three: Troy Parton
Game Four: Aaron Phillips


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Lowe pulls off a perfectly executed but ugly hit and run

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Butler Wins 2 Vs Youngstown State
On a chilly Sunday, the Butler Bulldogs defeated the Youngstown State Penguins by the scores of 2-0 and 2-0. Pitching led the way as Aaron Phillips and John Corcoran both pitched complete game shutouts. In game one Ryan Nance and Paul Beck nearly missed HRs but the wind brought them back into play. Both Beck and Nance had the 2 RBI's for the game. Dale Mueller and Matt Crews both had 2 hits. Aaron Phillips had 4ks and got his 5th win of the year. In game 2, Jared Lowe was the man, he knocked in both runs and was the only dawg to get 2 hits. John Corcoran still cannot be stopped as he pitched another complete game while picking up his 10th win. John Corcoran has now tied the school record for wins in a season. Butler will now be off for about a week for finals.

Butler Splits with UWM ---- Corcoran Can't Be Stopped!
For the 7th consecutive game, John Corcoran got a win. The final score was 5-2. Paul Beck, Dale Mueller and Ryan Nance paced the hitting. The biggest hit of the game came when Ryan Nance ripped a double off of POY Oldenburg. "I don't know why he kept throwing me that weak curve, I knew it was coming and made him pay" said Nance after the game. Butler's defense was also steller with 3 double plays. Corcoran is now 8-1. This is how good Corcoran is doing, Vs Milwaukee he only gave up 2 earned runs in 9 ings but his ERA went up. The Dawgs have now won every Friday contest. Games 2, 3 and 4 were all close games with little scoring. In game 2, Dale Mueller came up big with a monsterous homer to win the game 4-1. Aaron Phillips pitched game 3 and got the hard luck lose 2-1. The last game was no different, the bats were silent and the dawgs lost 4-1. Ball State is next with Youngstown coming in for conference action.

Butler Splits Vs. Ball State & Turns a TRIPLE PLAY
A day of HR's. Paul Beck and Ryan Nance each had 2 bombs in the 2nd game of the day but it wasn't enough as the dawgs lost 9-8. Troy Parton had 5 k's in 2 innings of work. In the first game Butler won by the score of 13-8. Butler pulled off the impossible in the 3rd by turning a Triple Play. John Corcoran picked up the win and is now 9-1. Jared Lowe and Dale Mueller each had HR's.

Butler wins 7-5 Vs Miami... Roberts is back on track
The Butler baseball team defeated the Miami Ohio Redhawks by the score of 7-5. The game saw many lead changes and vulture pitchers greedy for a win. "Troy Parton is back and has a weineriffic curve ball which means it is very good" said Jay Freeman. Troy started the game and looked on top of his game striking out a couple Redhawk hitters. Hornbach, Chenoweth, Roberts and Olson also pitched. Roberts has not allowed a run in 3 innings and looks like he is back for good. The hitters won the game. DC lead the dawgs with a couple triples and Rex Eaton ripped a hit off of nemisis Korey Kirkpatrick. "Every hitter stepped up today and that is why we won" said Dale Mueller.

He's Back........
The Bulldogs beat the Ravens 9-5 on a cold afternoon in Anderson. The win pushes the dogs record to 17-10 on the year. Many Butler hitters had a field day, including the return of "SEXY" Rex Eaton. Eaton led the dogs with 3 hits and a spectacular catch in right field. "He had it the whole time. He just wanted to get his jersey dirty" said freshman Josh Stoner. Ryan Nance dropped bomb # 5 of the year and Mueller, Lundy, Miles, Albert, Brown, and Carr all recorded hits. Doug had a huge 2 out, 2 rbi single as well. The Bulldog pitchers weren't to be outdone either. Jon Olson provided another solid start, followed by WP Tony Hornbach. Troy Parton slammed the door by striking out the side looking in the ninth. His "hammer" was extra powerful today and only one Anderson batter put the bat on it. After the game, the Bulldogs were mobbed by cheerleaders at a local Ryan's restaurant. "We all wanted Troy Parton, but we will settle for Kurt Rosenacker" one of the gals stated off camera. The same two teams battle tomorrow in Anderson. First pitch is 3:00.

Butler Wins Again
The Bulldogs won again in Anderson by the score of 5-1. Ryan Chenowith got the win and Justin Robert picked up the save by pitching 3 scoreless innings to end the game. Jeff Steele had a big 2 out, 2 rbi single and ended up with 2 hits on the day. Other bulldogs recording hits included Jason Combs,Jon Day and Paul Beck. The dogs are back in action on Friday night in the Windy City against the UIC Flames. First pitch is schedules for 6:30.   

Butler Wins 1 Loses 3
UIC beat the Dawgs 3 out of 4. All we can remember is that John Corcoran won again and there was a lot of homers.

Butler Does The Splits
Butler traveled East to Dayton, Ohio this weekend to take on the Wright State Raiders. The series was split at two games apiece. In the first game, John Corcoran kept the WSU batters on their heels with a mixture of fastballs, curves and change-ups. Corcoran pitched yet another complete game shutout going 8 innings for the win 8-0. John has now won 6 in a row and has not allowed a run in 30+ inns. He should win the pitcher of the week award for his performance. Near the end of the game snow completely took over the game and the game was called in the 8th.   “The field was completely white, I never seen anything like that in my whole life” said Jason Combs. In the second game, which took place on Saturday, Aaron Phillips went the distance but it wasn’t enough as the Dawgs lost 4-2. “We just couldn’t master Aaron Braden (WSU PITCHER)” said Tim Marks. In game 3 the Dawgs mastered WSU pitching as they released a season high 22 hits. The final score was 14-5 and Corey Kugle got the win after striking out 8 in 4 innings of relief. Game 4 was the same as Game 2… a 4-2 loss. Pat Neshek went the distance with 7’ks in 8 inns. Butler batters almost broke open the game numerous times but it never happened. Upcoming games, Anderson U on Tuesday and Wednesday, check the weather first because it is not looking that good. After the weekend games, Butler stands with a 16-10 record and 2-2 in the conference.

Game Notes Vs Wright State
Butler will open conference play this weekend against Wright State. Wright State comes in with a record of 5-13 and have not played a game since a loss to Indiana on the 27th of March. Wright State is coached by former Big Leaguer Ron Nischwitz. WSU started out the year with 7 losses and during the last 10 games have a record of 4-6. WSU has been powered by Chris Tuttle(BA .311) who led the D1 Nation in hitting last year. Other than that, the team as a whole is hitting .249. WSU has some big guys in the middle of their lineup, Lance Links, Matt Hay and Nick Shields. Last Year they batted .317 with nearly everyone back for this season. Pitching seems to be the key factor. WSU comes in with a 7.69 ERA and 193 hits allowed in 144 innings. They are also walking 1 guy every 2 innings. They have 3 consistent starters but lack a 4th as stats indicate.
Probable Starters this weekend
Game 1   Corcoran Vs Aaron Braden
Game 2   Phillips Vs Brian Stephens
Game 3   Chenoweth Vs Casey Abrams
Game 4   Neshek   Vs Nathan Kopp

Click on the picture for current Wright State Stats


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Butler wins COMEBACK STYLE
Down 6-3 in the 9th, the Bulldogs wouldn't give up and managed to score 4 runs to win the game against Dayton 7-6. Ryan Nance started the rally in the 9th with a 3-run Bomb to tie the game. Jeff Steele broke it open with a game winning hit. Hitting was the key stat of the day. The Dawgs belted out 16 YES 16 hits. Tops hitters on the day include Dale Mueller (2-5) Ryan Nance (3-4) Jared Lowe (2-5) Jeff Albert (2-3) Jeff Steele (3-4) & Dave Carr (1-1). Aaron Phillips pitched another complete game while only giving up 3ER, Aaron is now 4-1 on the season. The Dawgs are now 14-8 and will play Evansville next.

Butler Wins Series & picks up a game for Monday
The Butler Bulldogs beat the Chicago State Cougars by the scores of 6-0, 10-3 & 12-0. Dale Mueller and Ryan Nance had the most hits of the hitters. Josh Clinkenbeard & Jason Combs got their 1st College hits. Jeff Albert hit a HR and SCORED all day long. Pitching was strong all weekend and only allowed 3 walks. Kugle, Chenoweth and Corcoran picked up the wins. On Monday the Dawgs will travel to Dayton University to play a 9 inning game against the Flyers.

Phillips Tosses NO-HITTER Butler Wins 2 of 3
On one of the coldest days of the year, Aaron Phillips pitched Butler's 5th all time no hitter. He beat the IU-Ft-Wayne team 3-0 in 7 innings. Phillips nearly pulled off a perfect game but walked the leadoff batter to start the seventh. Hats off to Aaron for a remarkable performence. Butler also beat Western Michigan on Saturday by the score of 5-0. The bulldogs were paced by the pitching of John Corcoran and a Home Run by Ryan Nance. The bulldogs lost the first game of the tourney to Michigan State by the score of 6-2. Paul Beck came up with a big hit in the first to score 2 runs. The lead slowly got away and Michigan State ended up winning.   Games coming up......Marian on Tuesday (DH) and Purdue on Wednesday. Tuesday game doesn't look that promising with the weather.

Butler Beats Depauw 7-3, Circus-Like Conditions at the game.
What a day, what a day. The day got off to an unusual start when Dave Carr and his staff in the press box forgot to put the speakers outside of the press box. After announcing for everyone to rise for the national anthem, he pressed play and never realized that nobody else could hear it. After 30 seconds or so everyone had a laugh and sat down, the circus continued. Immediately with the first warm-up pitch by Corey Kugle a dog ran out onto the field and attacked an umpire then continued to run after different players. Rex Eaton took one for the team and wrestled for the dog's collar. He walked with his head up and returned the dog to its owner. For this move, Rex was awarded team player of the week. The problems didn't stop there...the scoreboard kept displaying wrong numbers due to inexperienced scorekeepers. "There isn't 8 strikes in baseball" said Outfielder Josh Stoner. There was also an appearance by someone named Chuckles. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that the Bulldogs won 7-3 and were paced by Jeff Brown who was 3-4. Ryan Nance got the win despite stealing the win from Kugle. "I wish Nance would've let me get the win,” said Justin Roberts. Be sure to check the game out on Friday when Butler takes on Michigan State.

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Stepping Up: Rex Eaton saves the day and returns a lost dog

The Spring Break Picture Contest Winner
Photo by Mindy Moore (Jeff's Honey)

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The picture says it all

Thank You... Come Again
Cold Weather... Metal Bats... Butler Bulldogs... Sounds like runs. The Butler Bulldogs took two games from Valpo by the scores of 5-1 and 10-0. In the first game the Bulldog hitters manufactured some key runs. Tim Marks and Dale Mueller both had an RBI on SAC Flies. That would be all the runs Butler would need as the defense was flawless. Pat Neshek picked up the win. In the second game Aaron Phillips pitched his first shutout of the year and picked up his 2nd victory. "That ball hit the metal pole which means its a Home Run" said catcher Kurt Rosenacker on Ryan Nance's shot off the wall. The Bulldogs pounded out 14 hits on the day to move above .500 for the first time since earlier this year. "I wish we could play them again, I would steal on that catcher all day" said Tim Marks. Butler plays again on Tuesday Vs. Xavier, Chenoweth's got the ball so look for another victory for the Dawgs.

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Farley pumps us up before the Valpo Game... Roberts wonders what Farley has on?

Butler Sinks Navy
The last game of the spring trip couldn't have been sweeter. The Bulldogs cruised past Navy 5-1. John Cororan pitched 7/2/3 allowing 4 hits and Corey Kugle finished them off. Jeff Albert came through with a clutch hit to bring in 2 runners. Up next is Valparaiso. NOTE: THE VALPO GAME IS AT BUTLER NOT VALPO

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Whats left of the Butler/Navy Matchup

Butler Loses 3
3 games, 3 loses for the Butler Bulldogs. Against Jacksonville, Tim Marks hit a bomb but it wasn't enough as the dogs went down, 6-1. In game 2, Jacksonville knocked around the ball early as they put up 7 early runs in the first 4 innings topped off by a grand slam. Game 3 was against Bethune Cookman and it wasn't pretty. For some reason I cannot remember the score........ well I remember but I refuse to say what it was... I can tell you that Jon Day had 3 liners and Paul Beck hit his 2nd knock of the year. The Bulldogs take on Navy tomorrow, then travel back home to face Valparaiso on Sunday. I'm sure Gary the bus driver will create many stories on the trip back, we will keep you posted.

Butler Wins 2 of 3 Games During Jacksonville Trip
The Butler Bulldogs played 3 very good teams this week, Gardner-Webb, Birmingham Southern and North Florida. In the first game, John Corcoran cruised through a complete game to beat Gardner Webb, 5-3. In the second game, Aaron Phillips pitched a great game to beat Birmingham Southern, 7-5. Jeff Steele blasted a bomb and Dale Mueller also tore it up. In the last game, sloppy defense led to a lot of unearned runs, a late rally fell short as the bulldogs lost 5-3 to North Florida. The games coming up, Jacksonville, Bethune Cookman and Navy. Go Dawgs

Butler Makes it to Jacksonville in one piece.
After a long day that was starting to look bleek as the bus almost didn't make it up the Smokey Mountains, the Bulldogs finally arrived in Jacksonville. The Bulldogs almost didn't get started as the bus had a flat in Indianapolis, Gary the bus driver had eyes like an eagle and got the bus repaired. Check out the pic of the BUS-SHOP where it got repaired.

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Place where they fix buses

Butler Wins 10-5 Vs Earlham
Not the prettiest game of the year but we still won. Troy Parton picks up the win to go to 1-0, good job Troy.

Butler Beats Indiana Hoosiers 4-1
Butler bats were alive as they pounded out 12 hits to beat IU. Tim Marks said "BOO-YAH" when Paul Beck dropped his first Home Run of the year. Dave Carr and Ryan Nance also tore up the fence when they both dropped in extra baggers. 5 pitchers were used and each did a great job. The highlight of the day came when fans and players laughed at Kurt Rosenacker's warm up music, Karate Kid. Even IU's 3rd basemen couldn't hold back a chuckle.

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DC gave the IU Outfield a workout all day long!

Butler goes down 9-4 to Indiana State
On a cold and rainy day the Butler Bulldogs lost to Indiana State. The bulldogs jumped on top in the 3rd with a homer from Ryan Nance, his first of the year. It was all downhill from there as the Sycamores added on 5 more.

Butler Loses 2 in Louisville
Louisville came ready to hit and did just that. 8-3 and 8-2 were the scores of both games. Indiana State is up next Sat at 10AM, rain may give problems with the start time.

Butler Wins The Season Opener
Most fans thought the season opener was still 2 weeks away but due to the great weather, Butler scheduled in a game versus Anderson. Lead by strong hitting, the bulldogs beat Anderson 12-6. Jon Freeman, Paul Beck and Dave Carr each had 2 hits. 8 pitchers threw during the game with John Corcoran (1-0) getting the win. Butler will be practicing til March 1st when they travel to Louisville for a 3 game series.

The Legend In Action

Halloween
Check out the pics of some Butler Baseball players from Halloween. Kurt Rosenacker was the most daring as he walked around all night in a speedo. Tony went as Osama Bin Laden, which went well but many people tried beating him up. Jason Freeman and Matt Crews went as Kris Kross. More pictures may be on the way.

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Keeney Back In The Day
It took me awhile to find these but it was worth it. Enjoy these pictures of Coach Keeney from way back.

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A Fine Looking Gent

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Exclusive Pic of Eric Storey Working It Freshman Year

Not A Frosh Anymore
Matt Crews had a great day at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Indy. The pics tell the rest of the story, ask him about it. The story ends with a 40 yr. old lady grabbing Matt's butt.

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Mug Photos of Roberts from the BUPD
School Starts: Roberts Spotted with Mullet!!!!
Many faces returned to Butler this week for school along with a lot of new faces. On Satarday the first game will be held and hopefully we will have a lot of stories and pictures. Be sure to check it out.    Also Justin Roberts has came back with a mullet, it looks cool.

Check out Troy & Kugs at the NBC Tourney
Check this site to see how they are doing, they are playing for the Athletes in Action team.

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Exclusive photos of Eddie in the minors
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Beck is Coming Back to Butler
Seattle---After long & heated negotiations on Monday, Paul Beck turned down the Seattle Mariners and decided to come back to Butler for his Junior year. The day saw Paul's advisors trying to work out a deal that would give him no money but an unlimited supply of White Castle and Boost (the sportsdrink of champions.) Beck walked away figuring he could help raise his status by coming back to Butler.

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Corcoran Bats in Game!
Proof is in the pic below, also check out the catcher who looks like he's 40. Pic 2 shows Corcoran playing in the infield. Pic 3 shows Nick taking time out to sign for the Canadian kids.

Summer Updates
Be sure to check out the new section called Summer Lg. Updates. Let us know what you've been up to this summer. Players, let us know how your team is doing and what it is like. Also anyone else, (Parents, Friends)feel free to write some good words. Be sure to check it out!!!!!

Summer Baseball
Summer Baseball is underway and many Bulldogs are tearing the leagues up. Check out some of the links below to see how everyone is doing. Players please submit links to your summer team under the Summer League Update Section. Thanks

Beck & Corcoran Get Hounded For Autographs in Canada
Paul & John are playing ball in Kelowna BC.

Jeff Albert
Jeff is playing for the Wayne County Raptors in New York, Check out the site for more

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Check Out How Tim Marks Is Doing
Tim is playing for the Twin City Stars in the CICL league. Click to check out his stats.

Jeff Steele
Jeff is playing in the Northwoods League.    His team is the Rochester Honkers. Click on the Honker for Stats.

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Sweet Team Name HaHa

Check Out How Troy & Corey are Doing in Alaska
Troy & Corey are playing for the Athletes in Action Alaska team, click on the link to learn more.

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Pat Neshek
Pat is playing in the Cape Cod league, his team is the Wareham Gatemen. Click on the logo for Stats.

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What's a Gatemen

Eddie's Going Pro
Eddie Olzsta was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 25th round on Wednesday June 6th. "He has a cannon" said all the scouts. We wish Ed all the luck and hope he signs for a bunch.

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I do have a cannon!!

He's Still Going
Check Out How Franco Datillo is Doing in Independent Ball or go here to the homepage http://www.albanyalligators.com/


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Cleveland State Sends Bulldogs Home
The Bulldogs thought the game was theirs as the went into the 9th with a score of 7-6. CSU wasn't done as they ralied for 4 runs including a homer by Jeff Katlen that drove in 3. Butler tried to rally, scoring one run but couldn't manage anymore. Jared Lowe had a hot bat going 4-4 and Tony Stay, Matt Crews and Jeff Steele each had 2 hits. Cleveland State will advance to play UIC, with the winner moving on to the championship.

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Close Finish
UIC Beats Butler
UIC got one run on a homer by Bob Rosinki. It was all they needed to hold off Butler. Gene Rausch of UIC was dominating as he held Butler batters to just 2 hits. The game saw Jeremy Sinsabaugh make one of the best catches in Butler history when he robbed Chuck Peters of a 2 run HR. The Bulldogs now look to stay alive as they play Cleveland State in an elimination game.

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Steele in Phantom Mode
Butler Sends Wright State Packing
After waking up and going out to Shooters buffet in Harvey, Illinois, the Butler Bulldogs were ready to play some ball. They got on the bus and proceded to sit in another Chicago traffic jam (1 Hour.) Tommy the bus driver seemed to be in a wonderful mood, I wonder WHY!!   Once at the field the Bulldogs took batting practice on a nearby high school field. The pitchers got to hit. Corey Kugle and Kenny Hughes both went yard. "Neal swings like a girl." said pitcher Eric Yates. Once at the field the Bulldogs took infield/outfield. It was a special infield as the Dawgs whipped out the Phantom infield (Only the 2nd time all year." The dawgs were ready and so was Pitcher John Corcoran. The game started and saw Wright State put up 3 in the 1st. That wasn't gonna stop the dawgs. As the game progressed the score became 3-1 in the 7th. Jay Swansson couldn't take it anymore. "Take off your hats guys and let the Blonde take over." he said. Everyone did and leadoff man Tony Stay walked. Then everyone got off their butts and got into the game. "It was fun, we all started yelling comments, some good, some bad." said Neal Walther who also was the genius behind the Balls, Balls, Balls chant. Eddie then got on with an error by Lance Links. Things were looking good for Butler. Pat Riley then walked to force bases loaded. Wright State pitcher Aaron Braden then came out. Eric Olberding (Neals Nemisis) came in. After a few Blowser comments by Neal and one Balls Balls Balls chant, Olberding was ready. His 1st pitch was wild scoring Tony Stay. Everyone on the bench was up, cheering each other on. After a Jared Lowe K, up came Matt Crews AKA Chipper. "I'm calling a HR." said Pat Neshek.......I mean Jay Swansson. No quicker than Jay could call it, Matt Crews went yard over the RF wall. "It was great seeing Matt Crews hit a bomb as well as Bob Balz raising the roof and dancing like he was in a mosh pit." said Ryan Nance. After another run came in, Wright State needed a new pitcher. Neal Walther, happy to see his nemesis go down the tubes smiled with happiness. After more blowser heckles Coach Farley yelled at the team and told us to work on our guys. The game was in our hands but a few more barriers stood in the way. Aaron Phillips relieved John Corcoran and got out of a huge jam. The score was now 6-5 in the bottom of the 9th. After 2 batters were retired by Phillips overpowering pitches, Matt Hay was all that was left. Phillips didn't care he wanted to strike Hay out and did just that. Butler won and now moved on to play UIC. "Sweet series Lance, you were 0 for Butler, see ya next year." said an unidentified Butler Coach. John Corcoran got the win.

What's Going On ---------We Call it The Phantom
If you have watched Butler's Infield/Outfield you may have noticed something different. We call it Phantom infield. During the phantom no ball is used and the players pretend they are fielding the ball using correct mechanics and fielding techniques. It may trick the onlooker and make them feel like there is something wrong with themselves. " I thought i was seeing things, then i realized what was going on, hahah." said Trainer Bob Balz. This technique has been used before. "We whipped the Phantom out back in the day when i played for the Gophers, it sure scared the Texas Longhorns and i think it's what made us win." said Coach Farley. Hopefully the Phantom will get us a couple wins and not make us look like a bunch of fools.

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Butler Goes Blonde: Almost Everyone on Team Goes Blonde
For the upcoming MCC Tourney the Bulldogs got together and decided to dye their hair to promote team unity. "I can't wait to see the look on everyones face at the MCC banquet, they'll think were freaks, which we are." said Eddie Olzsta. Mostly everyone got into the hair dying. "I think Neshek went a little to far when he dyed his eyebrows.....it'll take a year for the normal color to come back." said Tony Stay. The greatest moment was seeing Tall Daddy get his hair done. "He looked like a baby with that bonnet on." said Ryan Nance. Gavin and Nance even got in on the action despite already having red hair. "I'll do whatever i have to do to help the team win." said Gavin. Check out the awesome hair. Kugle, Allee, Freeman, Walther and Yates would not participate in the dying. "It goes against who i am as a person." said Kugle. "My mom won't let me." said Freeman. Hopefully the Blonde will help us out in the tourney.............Pete Fuller said he would've dyed his hair if he was around...Thanks Pete

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Crews Says Wait Up Guys!!!!
Milwaukee Takes 3 From Butler
The weekend started off on a funny note. Matt Crews as seen in the picture almost missed the bus. Farley was really mad at Crews being late. Once in Milwaukee the series didn't start out good as Pat Neshek got rocked in the first game which ended up 17-3. That's all i will say about that game. The second game saw John Corcoran pitching one of his best games of the year. He cruised through the whole game until one pitch which ended up over the fence. Ryan Chenoweth pitched a great 3rd game but the Dawgs couldn't get more runs around the final was 3-2. In the final game, Super Stud Troy Parton Pitched himself to victory which was Milwaukee's first loss at home this year. Jeremy Sinsabaugh had a great weekend at the plate with a couple homers. Rumor has it that Mike Oiler served up the homer pitch because he felt bad for Jeremy???? This weekend also showcased the 1st phantom infield. Milwaukee didn't know what was going on and just laughed at what was going on. The Bulldogs returned home quickly after the win thanks to Tommy the bus driver's quick thinking. The Sandlot and Gladiator were the featured movies on the bus, followed by a laptop game of who wants to be a millionaire. Eddie lost the 1,000,000 question because he didn't know who was the oldest person in Crosby Stills and Nash. The dogs will be looking to win the MCC again, they will all be dying their hair yellow or orange to promote team unity!!!!

Butler Goes Down Against ISU
Not a pretty game for BU. Not much else to say.   Click here for stats!!

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