Butler Adds Softball Recruit

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler softball coach Scott Hall added to his 2012 recruiting class with the mid-summer signing of Riley Carter, a talented catcher/shortstop from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.  Carter joins five incoming freshmen previously signed by Hall.

“We are thrilled to have Riley joining us this fall,” said Hall, who will be heading into his third season as Butler’s softball coach.  “She brings a lot of experience and athleticism to our already deep 2012 recruiting class.  Riley is a power threat at the plate and a very solid catcher.  We expect her to work hard and help us compete for our first Atlantic 10 title.”

Carter, who played both varsity softball and volleyball at Bill Crothers Secondary School, has played in the top softball tier in Canada for her age group.  She was selected to the Provincial Ontario Team U16 and helped the squad finish fifth at the 2010 Easton U16 World Cup.  She batted .545 with 14 runs batted in and was named Provincial MVP.  She won a Silver Medal at the Provincials and at the Canadian National Championships in 2010.

In 2011, Carter played at the Canadian National Championships with the Scarborough Rays and finished second among catchers with a .455 batting average.  This summer, she was selected to Provincial Ontario Team U18, which finished fifth at the 2012 Canadian International Fastpitch Open.

Carter also was selected to the Junior National final evaluation camp with Canada’s top U19 players as a 16-year-old.

Previously, Hall had signed Alex Kotter of Vincennes Lincoln High School, Chelsea Conover of Brownsburg High School, Audrey East of New Palestine High School, Taylor Lockwood of Southport High School and Kristin Gutierrez of Highlands Ranch (Colo.) High School to Butler’s 2012 recruiting class.