Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What to Watch For!!!

Upcoming Events

Tryouts - Begin Monday Feb. 16 and Cuts will be made at the end of Practice Wed. Feb. 18; V/JV = 2:45-5:30; Frosh = TBA (may start later in the day; we will announce at the beginning of the next week)

Mandatory Pre-Season Meeting - Wed. Feb. 18th at 6:00 p.m. in Cafeteria at Butler
        (Topics Include: Practice & Game Schedule, Concession & Gate Sign-up, Tshirt Orders, Booster Club Sign-up, Player Paperwork, and Dates to     Watch for this Spring)

Mulch Sales - Orders Due Feb. 20th!!!  Delivery Mar. 7th!!!  Orders can be mailed in to the address on the order form or put in the "Baseball Mailbox" outside Coach Crawley's office at School (please mark envelope "Mulch Sale")

Fence Signs - Deadline is March 5th.  Orders can be given to Donnie Blevens or Shawn Wise as well as mailed to the school.  Envelopes need to be labeled "Fence Signs" if mailed to school or put into "Baseball Mailbox". 

Team Shop - 1st window Closes on Feb. 8th at mid-night!  Players can earn the marked mandatory items by selling 2 Fence Signs.  If you can only sell 1 Fence Sign Players will receive Red & Navy Dry-Fit Tshirts, 1/4 Zip Sweat Shirt & Sweat Pant, and Shorts but will have to purchase their Nike Thermal Sleeves (Red & Navy) as well as their Cleats from the Team Shop.  We will offer another window of the Team Shop starting Feb. 13 thru Feb. 22.  There are additional items on the store for purchase as well. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mulch Sale - We Deliver!!!

We have added a new fundraiser this year which could be HUGE for our program; Mulch Sales!  In the fall you may remember seeing this on the list of fundraisers we distributed for this 2014-15 season.  Above is our order form with all the information you need to know about the products we are offering and where customers can return the form.  Once our order is placed (Orders Due Feb. 20th) we will need ALL hands on deck for delivery on Sat. March 7th!  More details about the delivery date will be covered at our Pre-Season Meeting on Thursday Feb. 19.  For now please distribute this form to friends and family and we hope each player reaches the goal of selling 100 bags!  The product should sell itself since many people purchase mulch for their homes annually.  Please emphasize that WE DELIVER to customers.  The prices are competitive with local businesses but we will bring the product to them!  Look over the attachment and the summary of information below.  Again feel free to let myself or our Booster Representatives know if you have any questions.

- Mulch Sales ("WE DELIVER!!!" = selling point w/ customers)
- Orders Due Feb. 20th / Delivery March 7th
- Orders Due to Booster Reps Craig Neumann, Angie Sturgeon, or Mailed to Address on Form
- Goal per Player = 100 bags of Mulch Sold

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2015 Butler Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class

2015 Butler Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class

The second Baseball Hall of Fame Class will be inducted on January 30, 2015.
We are now excepting nominations for the 2015 class.
Below is the nomination form. This form can be mailed or submitted electronically.
A person can qualify for the Hall of Fame by falling into one of the following categories:
  1. Those who participated in Butler High School Baseball for at least two years. In addition, received "All-District- Regional or State Honors. The athlete must have graduated from Butler High School and been out of school for more than then (10) years.
  2. A Butler High School graduate who participated in Butler High School baseball and competed in college athletics or has attained a profession in athletics. This person must have been out of school for a minimum of ten (10) years.
  3. Coaches at Butler High School, past or present.
  4. Those who have been given meritorious service or a loyal friend to the baseball program.  Must be separated from service for a minimum of 1 year.
  5. A Butler High School team, which has attained record status or state recognition and been out of school ten (10 years).
Any comments or questions please contact HOF Committe Chair Greg Lauder(
2013 Inductees:
Milan Perpich
Mike Campbell
Tinker Chapman
Travis Foley
Brian Milam
Ronnie Proffit
Seth Bynum
Jake Ford

Friday, August 22, 2014

Butler Baseball Golf Scramble - Oct. 5th

Butler Baseball #ALSIceBucketChallenge

The Butler Baseball team was challenged by our 6th region foes, the Southern Trojans earlier this week in the ALS Ice Bucket Awareness Challenge.  They accepted and completed the challenge yesterday afternoon.  Checkout the link below!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fall Ball Meeting - Tues. Aug. 19

I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer! As we approach the coming school year I want to announce our Fall Ball Meeting date, Tuesday Aug. 19 at 2:45 after school in the cafeteria. This year our meeting will be only for Players, as we are going to conduct Fall Ball different this year. All players wishing to participate in baseball this coming spring need to be in attendance, unless they are practicing with their Fall Sport.
We will not be playing in any league on any level. All workouts will take place on campus and we will conclude the Fall with a World Series between teams made up of our own players. This is more of a college approach to the Fall schedule and with the new rule changes we are going to take advantage of this.  Workouts will be mainly Tues-Thur allowing for players to play with different teams during the weekend. We may have to play a game or two on the weekend (depending on weather) once we get to the World Series but we will notify everyone of that.
Aug. 19th Meeting Agenda
-Specific days of workouts (positions, class, etc.)
-Attire for workouts
-Important Dates to watch for (will also be emailed out and posted on website)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Ball Schedule

Butler baseball fans below is the summer ball schedule that will be played locally.  This is a chance to see the bears over the next few months.  We look forward to seeing you all at the ballpark.


June 23 - 5:30 DH vs Manual at Milan Perpich Field

July 15 - 5:30 DH vs Manual at Milan Perpich Field

July 17-20 - Tournament at IUS (Game Times TBA)

July 24-27 - Tournament at IUS (Game Times TBA)

Junior Varsity

June 17 - 5:30 DH vs Bullitt East at Milan Perpich Field

June 19-22 - Tournament at IUS (Game Times TBA)

July 10-13 - Tournament at IUS (Game Times TBA)

July 31 - 5:30 DH at Bullitt East HS

*Please note that the Concession Stand will NOT be open at Milan Perpich Field during the summer schedule.  Players and Fans may bring their own refreshments.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Ball

We will be having two teams again this summer (Varsity & JV). Coach Neumann and staff have finalized the schedule and will be having the first practice/tryout next Monday June 9 at 4pm at Butler. The schedule for the summer will be given out at this time. We expect our players to play with our team for those dates, however players are free to play with other teams when dates do not conflict. No games will be played during the Dead Period
. Incoming Freshman may tryout for the JV summer team.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Season Comes to a Close

As many of our fans already know, the Varsity season came to a close Saturday afternoon at St. Xavier High School, when they were defeated 2-3 by North Bullitt in the 6th Region Championship Game.  The Varsity Bears finished 2014 with a 25-9 record and another 22nd District Championship.  This was the second year in a row the Bears finished as regional runner-up and losing in the championship by a score of 2-3.

This was another exciting year for the Butler Baseball Program and we look forward to building on the success we had in 2014.  We lose a tremendous senior class, however we are excited about where this program is heading. 

The events for this season will close next Wed. June 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center with our annual Banquet.  Please contact Tony Weber our Booster Representative about purchasing your tickets.

*Varsity players will meet Thursday after school in the locker room to turn in their uniforms.  ALL lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the week!

*Senior Signing Ceremony will be Wed. June 4th before Graduation Practice at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Gym.  Parents need to arrive by 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

District Champs

Last night the Varsity Bears defeated the DeSales Colts, for the second time in as many weeks, 4-1.  This gave the Bears 9 district titles in a row! 

Tuesday opened up district play for the Bears as they played Iroquois in the second semi-final contest of the day at Milan Perpich Field.  The Bears went on to win 14-0 in 5 innings, lead offensively by Johnny Thrasher and on the mound by Travis Weber.

The Championship game was a bit more exciting, as the Bears scored all of their runs in the first and third inning.  Nolan Simpkins lead the way offensively for the Bears, going one for two on the night capped off by his solo home run in the third.  The Colts never could get anything going against the Bears starter, Tyler Sturgeon, who went 6 1/3 innings only allowing only one run.

Next week the Bears will play host for the first round of the 6th Region tournament on Monday May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Milan Perpich Field  Their opponent will be determined Saturday morning at the regional draw. 

Fans please note that ticket prices for the 6th Region Tournament are $7 and no passes will be accepted (per KHSAA). 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Regular Season Review

I'm sorry to announce our regular season has come to an end. The season always seems to fly by! I'd like to take this time to thank all the players and there family's for their involvement in helping make this program one of the best in the state. It truly takes everyone! We had our bumps in the road, especially the weather, but that's why I call us a family because no matter what we stick together. Thank You All!

As we close the regular season let me update you on how our teams finished the year.  The Freshman team closed out the regular season on Saturday with a disappointing loss to cross town foe Ballard.  This was coming off a good win last Monday night against the other traditional school in town Male.  They finished with a record of 11-8.  We are excited to watch these young men grow over the next three years!

Our JV team also closed out the year with a win over rival Male and then a disappointing loss to Ballard last week.  The JV finished with a 13-6 record on the season.  This team showed signs of there potential throughout the year and we see these players only adding to the tradition of the program in years to come! 

Finally, our Varsity team wrapped up the 2014 regular season on Saturday.  The last two weeks have been filled with momentum for the Bears.  Finishing 5-1 in there last six games, with there only loss to a very good Ballard club by one run, the Bears are playing very well heading into the post-season.  The Varsity finished the regular season 21-8 and open district play tomorrow night against the winner of Iroquois and Western at 6:30 p.m.  We are hoping for a long and exciting ride through the post-season!

Butler will be hosting the 22nd District Tournament starting today through Wednesday.  The full game schedule is listed below:

Monday 5/19
4:30 p.m. Iroquois vs Western

Tuesday 5/20
4:00 p.m. Doss vs DeSales
6:30 p.m. Butler vs TBD

Wednesday 5/21
5:00 p.m. Championship