Butler Baseball Adds Trio Of Transfers

Butler Baseball Adds Trio Of Transfers

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler baseball head coach Steve Farley has added three transfers this summer. Right-handed pitcher Jordan Goldschmidt, infielder Lucas Calderon and catcher Radley Haddad will join the program in the 2010-11 school year and will play during the 2012 season.

"We are extremely excited to have three quality players with D-I experience coming into our program. These guys are solid students and very good baseball players,” Farley said. “They will have a chance to participate in team workouts and learn our system at Butler. Jordan, Radley and Lucas all play positions where we lose senior players in 2011, so they will have an excellent opportunity to get extensive playing time for the 2012 season. The future is bright for Bulldog baseball."

Goldschmidt (Ft. Loramie, Ohio/Ft. Loramie) comes to Butler after spending three seasons at Eastern Michigan University. He made 31 appearances – including 12 starts – during the 2008 and 2009 seasons before missing the 2010 campaign due to Tommy John surgery. The 6-foot-4 right-hander totaled 77 innings of work while at EMU, compiling a 3-8 record and 51 strikeouts.
Calderon (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit) joins the Bulldogs after playing two seasons at St. Louis University. The 5-foot-10 infielder played in 67 games during his career with the Billikens, making 23 starts. Calderon, who hit four home runs as a freshman in 2009, will join his brother Marcos at BU. Marcos Calderon is an incoming freshman for the 2011 season.

Haddad (Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit) is an Indianapolis native who returns home after playing two years at Western Carolina University. He batted .326 in 27 games during the 2010 season and appeared in 12 contests as a freshman. He was a high school teammate of current Bulldog Jack Dillon. 

Butler baseball enjoyed its most successful season in recent years in 2010, winning 21 games, posting a winning record at home and finishing fifth in the Horizon League standings.