17 - Dale Mueller
Dale Mueller
Born: 03/04/1983
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: LaCrosse, Wis.
High School: Logan
Position: OF
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
Will play for LaCrosse in the Northwoods League next summer...2003: First team All-Horizon League outfielder...led the Horizon League in hitting with a .391 batting average...topped the league in hits...had 24 multi-hit games...third in the league in on base percentage (.437), fifth in the league in runs scored and eighth in the circuit in total bases (95)...batted .583 with runners on third and less than two outs...led the Bulldogs in stolen bases with nine...finished fourth on the team in putouts...named Horizon League Player of the Week after batting .550 (11-20) in five consecutive wins, including a four-game sweep of Detroit...had five hits, including a double, in the Horizon League Tournament...went five for five in a game against Detroit and four for four in a contest game Evansville...2002: Named Butler's "Freshman of the Year"...picked to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team...Played in and started 51 games for the Bulldogs...finished fifth on the team in batting...had the Bulldogs' two longest hitting streaks with a 12-game streak and a 10-game streak...led the team and ranked fourth in the Horizon League in hits...led the league in triples...led the team in runs scored...second on the team and ninth in the league in stolen bases...third on the team in RBIs...had 19 multiple-hit games...went 4-4 against both Chicago State and Valparaiso...had three hits each against UW-Milwaukee (Horizon League Tournament), Wright State, UIC and Birmingham Southern...hit first collegiate home run - a three-run, walk-off homer - to lead Butler past UW-Milwaukee, 4-1...knocked home runs against Ball State and Cincinnati...High School: Earned ten varsity letters in baseball, football and basketball at Logan...named MVP on prep baseball and football squads...helped baseball squad to a state championship...played on state champion American Legion team in the summer...high school coach: Terry Curtis...Personal: Born March 4, 1983...son of Dale and Barb Mueller...secondary education major.