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Butler’s Spring Sports Mid-Season Recap

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As winter sports wind down, spring sports are in full swing, showcasing thrilling matchups and remarkable performances. Let’s dive into a quick recap of baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and track and field.

Baseball

Butler’s baseball team currently holds a 10-12 record, demonstrating stronger performances on the road than at home. In their recent series against Dayton, they managed to tie the series at two each. Notably, junior shortstop Carter Dorgihi has ignited the offense with an impressive surge in the last six games, tallying five runs, six RBIs, three doubles, a triple, and a home run. Their next showdown is scheduled for March 28 against the Hoosiers.

Softball

The softball team grapples with a 14-17 record, encountering significant challenges in conference play. With just one victory in their last six BIG EAST matchups, they’re striving to reverse their fortunes as they gear up to face Seton Hall in a crucial three-game series on March 28.

Lacrosse

In lacrosse, the women’s team has faced adversity throughout the season. Breaking a seven-game losing streak against conference rival Xavier last week, their resurgence was spearheaded by Caroline Smith’s stellar performance, earning her the title of BIG EAST defender of the week with 15 saves. The squad now sets its sights on a pivotal four-game stretch against conference opponents, starting with Villanova on March 30.

Tennis

On the tennis court, the men’s team shines in conference play with a commendable 3-1 record, contrasting with their overall season struggles at 7-14. Patrick Joss’s outstanding performance earned him recognition as the BIG EAST Men’s Single Player of the week, contributing to the team’s dominant 7-0 victory over Villanova. Meanwhile, the women’s team, despite a challenging 1-4 conference record, maintains a respectable overall record of 10-9. Both teams are gearing up for upcoming matches, striving to refine their skills as they approach the Big East Tournament in early April.

Track and Field:

In track and field, the men’s team etched their names in Butler’s history books with a remarkable second-place finish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship. Individual standouts Jesse Hamline, Luke Finnegan, and Jack Zedler showcased their prowess, with Hamline securing gold in the mile and podiuming in the 3k, Finnegan medaling in multiple events and setting a school record in the 200m, and Zedler earning second in the men’s heptathlon. Additionally, the 4×800 relay team clinched a silver medal. Despite challenges, the women’s team remains resilient, transitioning to the outdoor season after placing 8th indoors. Both teams are committed to refining their skills and achieving new milestones as the season progresses, culminating in late May and early June.

With spring sports in full swing, the excitement continues to build as these talented athletes strive for excellence on and off the field.