July 19, 2007
Butler baseball players have continued to put up big time numbers in summer ball this season, with several Bulldogs making All-Star teams and leading their leagues in multiple statistical categories.
Waynesboro pitcher Jon Dages continues to be one of the top arms in the Valley League, boasting a 6-0 record and a league-best 1.10 ERA in 49.0 innings. Teammate Evan DePotter sports a 3.18 ERA in six relief appearances, while Bryan Bokowy has a win to his credit and a 3.74 ERA in 21.2 innings.
In the Great Lakes Baseball League, Rick Betsch has been one of top hitters for the Cincinnati Steam, batting .390 with 12 runs scored and 11 RBI while earning an All-Star Game nod. Meanwhile, Jeff Sinkiewicz touts a 1-0 record, a pair of saves and a 1.04 ERA for Licking County, while Ryan Kruszka boasts a 3.98 ERA in seven appearances with Grand Lake.
In the West Coast League, Matt Sokolowski earned a spot in the league's All-Star Game after compiling a 2-1 record and a 1.65 ERA in a team-best 43.2 innings pitched. Teammate Tyler Szymczak touts a 0.50 ERA in 18.0 innings.
Gillin Joins Butler Staff
Baseball head coach Steve Farley announced that former college player Dan Gillin will join the Butler coaching staff for the 2007-08 season as a volunteer assistant coach.
Gillin enjoyed a four-year playing career with Hanover (Ind.) College as a pitcher and outfielder. He concluded his tenure last season, batting .308 as a starter in every game in 2007. Gillin is a former two-sport athlete (football and baseball) at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis.