Team Gillin Takes Fall World Series Opener, 2-1

Oct. 2, 2007

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Butler baseball team opened up its annual Fall World Series on Monday (Oct. 1) afternoon, pitting Team Brown, coached by assistant coach Jeff Brown, and Team Gillin, coached by first-year assistant Dan Gillin, against each other at Bulldog Park. Team Gillin held on for the win in the opener, stopping a ninth-inning rally by Team Brown for a 2-1 victory.

Team Gillin took a 2-0 advantage into the final frame before Team Brown cut the lead in half with a run in the ninth and put the tying runner on second with two outs before Tyler Szymczak entered to induce the final out and preserve the win.

Game two of the best-of-three Fall World Series will be held later this week.

Long Ball In The Fall Concludes: The Butler baseball team wrapped up its annual Long Ball In The Fall as a part of Homecoming last weekend, pitting the current players against baseball alumni in a home run derby. Kyle McLaughlin hit the longest drive of the day for the active players with a 390-foot homer. Former Bulldog Paul Beck (class of 2003) posted the top round of the day, hitting five out of the park including one that sailed close to 410 feet.

More Baseball News: Butler will host Sinclair Community College of Ohio in an inter-squad scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 6 beginning at 12:00 noon at Bulldog Park.