Saturday, April 25, 2015

Today's Schedule - Rained Out

Due to the rain in the area throughout the morning and the expected storms this afternoon, all games at Milan Perpich Field in the Louisville Invitational Tournament have been canceled for today.  Also, the JV Invitational at Dunbar has been canceled today due to the weather.

The Alumni Day has been rescheduled for Saturday May 16th, as the Bears are scheduled to take on the Manual Crimsons at 12 p.m.  This will accompany our Senior Day activities, helping bring exposure to the accomplishments of this year's senior class.  We look forward to seeing our Alumni and Senior families at the ball park!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Varsity Game Canceled Today

I am sorry to announce that today's Varsity game has been canceled.  As of now there is no make-up date set.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Today's Games & Schedule Update

All of today's games vs DeSales have been canceled due to the rain we received yesterday and this morning.  
All levels will practice today after school from 2:45-5:30.
We will make-up the Varsity contest with DeSales next Wed. at 5:00 p.m. at DeSales.  This contest will replace our game that was originally scheduled with Valley that day.  Also, our JV/F DH will be made up on Friday May 8th at Milan Perpich Field.  Action will begin with the Freshman game at 5:00 p.m. and JV game to follow at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alumni Day at Milan Perpich Field

Saturday, April 25th will be Butler Baseball Alumni Day!  Alumni will be invited to attend our 4:00pm game versus Lexington Henry Clay.  Alumni will be given free admission and be recognized between innings throughout our game. 
We hope to make this an annual event at the ballpark and to expand this to include an Alumni game! 
We need everyone to let any Butler baseball alumni you may know about this.
What:  BHS Baseball Alumni Day
When:  Saturday, April 25th
Time:  4:00pm (vs. Lex Henry Clay)
Detail:  RSVP by Friday, April 24th to Craig Neumann (cneumann@hillsdalefurniture.com)
              Free Admission for Alumni
              Recognized between innings (Class               and Position Played)

Weekly Recap

The Butler Baseball Program has gathered a little momentum over the past two weeks.  After dealing with the obstacle of the weather over Spring Break the Bears have got the ball rolling in the right direction.

Over Spring Break the Freshman Bears earned their first win of the season and have shown great improvement.  This week the Freshman Bears put a strong game together against their rival PRP but ultimately fell short. However, they rebounded to win their last two games over Clarksville and Manual.  They will look to make it three wins in a row tomorrow as they play host to the DeSales Colts Monday night.  So far the Freshman Bears are 3-8 on the season.

The JV Bears have also made strides of improvement as they bring their record to 6-7 on the season.  After some rough outings over Spring Break they have come back this week with three wins in a row, including a walk-off win over PRP, Central, and Manual.  Monday night they will also play host to the DeSales Colts.

The Varsity has continued to improve as well over the past few weeks.  After only being able to play two games due to weather over Spring Break, the Bears were able to get in four games this week.  Each of those contest have been victories for the Bears bringing their record to 11-3 on the season, including a huge road win at Dunbar yesterday.  This coming week will be a tough test for the Bears as they take on District rival DeSales and serve as a host site for the LIT.  The Bears will take on North Oldham, Daviess Co., and Henry Clay in the LIT.  Look for the full schedule of LIT games at Butler below.








Thursday 4/23
6:00 p.m. – Butler vs North Oldham

Friday 4/24
6:00 p.m. – Henry Clay vs North Oldham
8:30 p.m. – Butler vs Daviess Co.

Saturday 4/25
11:00 a.m. – Daviess Co. vs North Oldham
1:30 p.m. – Henry Clay vs Daviess Co.

4:00 p.m. – Butler vs Henry Clay

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Today's Varsity Game Rained Out

Today's Varsity Game vs DeSales has been rained out.  We have tentatively set a make-up date for next Monday April 20 at 5pm @ DeSales.   

All players on all levels will practice from 2:45-5:30 today.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Derby City Classic - Schedule Update

Due to the weather this week we have made some changes to the schedule for this year's Derby City Classic.  Yesterday we added some games to different sites and today we had to cancel all games due to the weather.  Below I have listed the updated schedule for tomorrow.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will see you at the ball park!






Derby City Classic

Wednesday - 4/8/2015
Site
Time
Teams
Butler
12 pm
Tinley Park vs Wayne Co
Butler
2:30 pm
Tinley Park vs Mulenburg Co
Butler
5 pm
Mulenburg Co vs Wayne Co
Butler
7:30 pm
Butler vs Owensboro






Site
Time
Teams
Southern
12 pm
Southern vs Hancock Co
Southern
2:30 pm
Owensboro vs Somerset
Southern
5 pm
Somerset vs St. Edward
Southern
7:30
St. Edward vs South Oldham
Site
Time
Teams
Derby City Field
10 am
Washington Co vs Waukegan
Derby City Field
12:30 pm
Oldham Co vs Breckinridge Co
Site
Time
Teams
Bellarmine
12:30 pm
Central Hardin vs Lane Tech

Thursday - 4/9/2015
Site
Time
Teams
Butler
10 am
Breckinridge Co vs Washington Co
Butler
12:30
Lane Tech vs Mulenburg Co
Butler
3 pm
Butler vs Tinley Park
Site
Time
Teams
Southern
10 am
Southern vs Oldham Co
Southern
12:30 pm
Wayne Co vs Owensboro
Southern
3 pm
Hancock Co vs Somerset
Site
Time
Teams
Derby City Field
10 am
Hancock Co vs South Oldham
Derby City Field
12:30 pm
St. Edward vs Central Hardin

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today's Games & Updated Schedule

I'm sorry to say but the weather has made us adjust our schedule again.  Today's Varsity and JV double-header with Geneva HS (IL) has been Rained Out.  All players will have today off and can go home after school.  Practice will resume tomorrow for all levels from 2:45-5:00.

Also, our schedule for this weekend has been adjusted.  The Varsity will no longer be traveling to Danville, KY.  All games in Danville have been canceled.  Instead, the Varsity will be traveling to Meade Co. HS Saturday to play at 12 p.m.  The bus will leave Butler at 10 a.m. and it will return after the game that afternoon.  Meade Co does not play there games at the school.  Instead they play at a park at the address listed below.  They have a turf infield so we have a good chance of getting the game in even with the expected rain tonight and tomorrow.  


Meade Co HS Baseball Field
163 Olin Rd.
Brandenburg, KY 40108

Monday, March 30, 2015

Weekly Recap

This week was another up and down story for the Bears throughout the program.  All three teams were in action again and showed signs of improvement, but not at the cost of some disappointment as well.

The Freshman Bears took on the Eastern Eagles and Male Bulldogs this week, both very good programs.  Despite improvement in all aspects of the game the Bears came up short in both contest and fell to 0-4 on the season.

On the JV level the Bears battle through two tough losses to Eastern and Male, while rallying for a victory at Oldham Co.  The Bears got a great some great efforts on the mound throughout the week but the offense couldn't execute at times.  The JV Bears hold steady at 3-3 on the season.

Meanwhile the Varsity Bears weathered through two rainouts and still managed to play three games this week.  After, a big victory against Eastern on Tuesday 3-2 the Bears didn't play again until Saturday in the Watt/Driskell Memorial at Male.  In the first game of the double-header the Bears road the wave of some offensive fire-power and three homeruns to take down South Oldham.  In the second game, the Bears could not overcome multiple mental and physical mistakes and gave the game to the Bulldogs in extra innings.  On the season the Bears are now 4-2.

Look for the Bears in action this week around the city.  This weekend the Varsity will travel to Danville, KY for the Constitution Classic.  The Team Hotel information is listed below.  Also, join the Bears next week as all levels will be in action during their Spring Break.  Schedules for all tournaments can be found under the regular season schedule tabs.  Milan Perpich Field will play host for multiple games a day during the Derby City Classic.

Quality Inn
96 Daniel Drive
Danville, KY 40422
(859)236-8600  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today's Games

Today's Varsity game at Moore has been canceled due to poor field conditions.  The JV game at Oldham Co is still on as scheduled.  The bus will leave Butler at 3:45.

The Varsity and Freshman will report to the locker-room after school for practice from 2:45-5:30.

Tomorrow's games for all levels are on as scheduled and we will send any updates ASAP if necessary.  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Today's Games Rained Out

Today's Varsity and JV games at Fern Creek have been rained out.  All players on all levels will have today off and can go home after school.

As of now, tomorrow's games are on as scheduled.  If there is any change we will send an update ASAP.  Tomorrow the Varsity and JV team will wear the same uniform they were going to wear tonight.  The bus for the JV game is scheduled to leave school tomorrow at 3:45 for Oldham Co.  Varsity will report at 3:00 and prepare to commute to Moore at 3:30 p.m.  The Freshman will have practice tomorrow after school 2:45-5:00 p.m.

Also, if you ordered a Navy Blue Hooded Sweat-shirt or T-shirt, those have come in (orders were taken at Pre-Season Meeting).  Over the past two days our managers have put those orders in individual plastic bags per the Players Name that was listed at the top of the Order Forms and included the Red Hat's if those were ordered.  Those Varsity Players we had Order Forms with their names on them were given their bags yesterday.  JV and Freshman players may pick them up today after school from the office (Coach Crawford will open the office after school today) or tomorrow.  As for the Ball Bags and the remainder of the Player Pack for those who sold fence signs, those still have not come in.  Please note that as soon as items come in we distribute them as quickly as possible.  We do not have enough storage space to hold items, so players will get them with-in a day of them coming in and us being able to organize them.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekly Recap

This past week was the opening week of the 2015 season for the Bears.  Each team was able to get in multiple games even with some raining days/nights.

The Freshman Bears opened their season at St. Xavier High School on Wednesday night resulting in a loss.  After getting rained out on Friday the Bears traveled to Collins on Saturday where they came up a little short again, falling to 0-2 on the season.

The Junior Varsity Bears opened their season this past Tueday night in a double-header with the Varsity team against North Bullitt.  Tuesday the Bears jumped out to an early lead and never looked back winning 8-1.  The next night the Bears traveled to St. Xavier where a strong effort on the mound wasn't enough to hold off the Tigers and the Bears fell to 1-1 on the season.  Closing out the week Saturday against Anderson County the Bears were able to overcome some defensive errors and surge to a walk-off win moving them to 2-1.

The Varsity Bears got off to a good start in the 2015 season by avenging the loss that ended their 2014 season in the 6th region championship game to North Bullitt.  After coming from behind to beat the Tigers on Tuesday, the Bears let one slip away to the Bruins of Ballard Thursday.  A late inning lead got away from the Bears and they suffered their first loss.  On Saturday the Bears were able to end the week on a positive note getting a quality win against Anderson County at home.  This was a complete game and effort in all phases by the Bears and it moved them to 2-1 on the young season.