Stout, who was Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week last week after beating IPFW 1-0 with a one-hit performance, worked 6.0 innings for the win over NKU. He struck out seven and held the home team to one run on three hits. Byerly then came in for the save, working three innings with just one unearned run allowed.
The Bulldogs (6-9) struck for four runs in the top of the 2nd. The big inning was keyed by a two-run home run by Patrick Guinane. After senior Jimmy Risi led off the inning with a double, the sophomore third baseman homered to left-center. Junior Marco Caponi added an RBI double a few batters later and the Dawgs led 4-0 early.
Butler will play Eastern Michigan Saturday, March 16 and then play twice on Sunday afternoon.