Monday, May 18, 2015

Program Update

As all of you are aware by now, our regular season for all levels has come to a close.  I would like to thank all of those volunteers and family members who helped make this another successful season for all of our players in our program.  We could not run this program without the support of our families off the field.  As a staff we have enjoyed the opportunity to coach and teach these young men and to watch them grow throughout the year.  We look forward to continued success in the future!

The JV and Freshman players will turn in their uniforms tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Butler.  The Varsity is in post-season action tonight at DeSales at 5:00 p.m. against Doss in the 22nd District Semi-Final match-up.  The Championship will be Wed. night at 5:00 p.m. at DeSales and the winner of the District Championship will host the first round of the 6th Region Tournament next Monday May 25th at 11:00 a.m.  We invite all out to the ballpark tonight and to follow us as we move into post-season play.

**Reminders**

Summer Ball - Freshman need to register online at http://www.bellarminebaseballcamps.com to secure
Bellarmine Baseball Camps
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their spot.  Coach Morgan will be reaching out to those who register with more information before play begins next month.  Soph-Juniors will not begin Summer Ball action until after the Dead Period (June 25-July 9).  Coach Brooks will be in contact with them with those details.  
 

Banquet - More information (ticket sales, time, etc.) about our End of the Year Banquet will be going out shortly from our Boosters.  We encourage all family members to attend as we celebrate the 2015 season on Wed. June 10th at the Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Program Update

It is that time of year again where we are closing out our regular season and moving into post-season play for our Varsity and Summer Ball for our younger group.  However, before we get there we have some changes to our schedule this week due to the projected weather this weekend.  Tomorrow we will only play a Varsity game vs Southern and it will begin at 6:00 p.m.  This will also be our Senior Night, with those festivities beginning at 5:40 prior to the start and then a Picnic/Dinner after the game for those players and their families.  The JV game for tomorrow has been moved to Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Southern.  All JV/F players are encouraged to stick around after practice tomorrow to share in celebrating our 2015 Seniors.

5/13 Wed.
6:00 p.m. Butler vs Southern (Senior Night-5:40)

5/14 Thur.
7:30 p.m. Butler @ Southern (JV)

Also, our Freshman received some information yesterday concerning Summer Ball.  We are going to play in an Instructional League with our younger group this summer.  Coach Owens at Bellarmine will be hosting it and through all of our conversation about it I think this will be very beneficial for our guys.  He has hosted leagues like this in the different places he has coached and the reviews have been great.  The schedule for this league allows for players to still play with other teams on the weekends and leaves the "Dead Period" (June 25-July 9) open.  Our older group will not begin Summer Ball until after the Dead Period and Coach Brooks (previously coached at Butler under Coach Lauder) will be running that team.  Starting after the Dead Period puts the emphasis of our guys on our Post-Season run we have in front of us, as well as, allows guys to play with other teams or families to travel prior to the start.  Coach Brooks will be in contact with those players once our season has concluded.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Program Round-up

As we move into the last two weeks of the regular season and the month of May all three teams are looking to gain some momentum.

The Freshman Bears have picked up key wins over Bullitt East and Manual, as well as, some big victories across the river in Indiana in the past few weeks.  Their overall record now stands at 5-11 but that does not indicate the improvement this group has made throughout the season.  This week will present another tough task with four games, including tonight at rival PRP.

The Junior Varsity Bears have managed to get their record back to .500 at 9-9 after a dramatic walk-off win against Bullitt East this past Friday.  Over the past few weeks the JV Bears have had some key wins but also suffered some tough losses.  This week will test them as they play host to three tough opponents and travel to J-town tomorrow.

The Varsity Bears have picked up several key wins over the past few weeks but can't seem to gain any momentum as they have also dropped some tough contests as well.  The Bears avenged an extra inning loss to Male last week and knocked off the #2 ranked North Oldham Mustangs but then turned around to lose the next game after each.  This week will test the Bears again as they start a six game road trip
at rival PRP tonight.

Also, the Bears Summer Ball information will be released soon.  Those incoming Freshman who are interested in playing baseball please check back for Tryout Information.

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