By Cory Bosecker
The Butler Bulldogs hosted the Northwestern Wildcats in a non conference matchup on Monday. The games were originally supposed to be played over the week but inclement weather had other ideas.
The games were pushed to Sunday and Monday. The dawgs dropped a close one on Sunday but came into Monday with high hopes of getting a win. Alex Voss would take the mound the Bulldogs. The senior Voss threw three innings of clean baseball not allowing a run to score. Voss would have to leave after the third inning due to injury. Dawson Taylor would come into replace the injured Voss. Taylor would keep the Bulldogs in the game. Butler would take add to their lead in the fourth inning with hits by Joey Urban and Carter Dorighi. The Bulldogs would head into the fifth leading 3-0. The Wildcats would scratch two across in the top of the 6th inning. Taylor would be replaced by senior pitcher Jon Vore. Vore was outstanding for the bulldogs and completed the rest of the game on the mound. The senior pitcher did not give up a run and struck out four over the final three frames. Vore also earned an unusual save. He completed the three inning save with the win going to Taylor. This was a big win for the team, it stopped a 14 game losing skid and builds some confidence with a game coming up against Eastern Michigan and a weekend series against a good opponent in Cincinnati. The Bulldogs look to use this game as momentum to propel them more in the win column for the rest of the year. The saying around the team is that they just needed to get over the hump. Hopefully this is the game that did just so for the Bulldogs.