Butler Baseball Update: Summer Ball
Four current Dawgs – Billy Laing, Corey Moylan, Mike Hoscheit and Brian Padove – are playing with the defending national champion Crystal Lake Cardinals of the Chicago Suburban League. Laing, a right-hander who will be a sophomore, has boasted a 4-1 record in his seven starts. He sports a 1.95 ERA over 32.1 innings. Moylan, a senior All-Horizon League player who was BU’s starting centerfielder, is batting .255 with a .381 on-base percentage. He has a homer and four doubles through 18 games.
Hoscheit has been one of the Cardinals’ top hitters, batting .288 with five doubles and two triples. He has 12 runs and 14 RBIs in 24 games. Padove, a catcher, has seen limited action. He is 4-for-8 with a pair of runs scored.
Sophomore right-hander Jared Earle is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA for the Grand Lake Mariners of the Great Lakes League. Earle, who has 23 strikeouts in 23.0 innings, is holding summer league opponents to a .154 batting average.
Junior right-hander Mike Hernandez, who was voted as Butler’s pitcher of the year, is currently 2-1 with a 4.03 ERA for Waynesboro in the Valley League. He has 28 strikeouts and just 12 walks over 29.0 innings. Hernandez was at his best on June 5, when he allowed just one hit and had six strikeouts over eight innings.
Hernandez’s teammate on Waynesboro is senior third baseman Grant Fillipitch, who is third on the team with a .303 batting average. As a team, Waynesboro has four home runs – and all have come off of Fillipitch’s bat.
Junior Nick Hladek, BU’s regular DH in 2010, is playing for the Silver Spring/Tacoma T-Bolts in the Ripken League. He is sixth on his team in batting with a .224 average over 20 games.