2014 Butler Softball News

May 6, 2014
Kristen Boros Named All-BIG EAST
Butler junior Kristen Boros was one of 14 players named to the first team of the 2014 All-BIG EAST Softball Team, chosen by a vote of conference head coaches. The all-conference team was released by the BIG EAST office on Tuesday, May 6.

May 5, 2014
Chelsea Norwood Honored By BIG EAST
Butler freshman Chelsea Norwood, who had a big series at the plate against the league’s best team, has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the final regular season week of the season. She’s the seventh Butler softball player to be honored by the BIG EAST this season.

May 4, 2014
Bulldogs Fall In Season Finale
Butler entered its final regular season game against DePaul with hopes of earning a berth in the upcoming BIG EAST Softball Championship. Those hopes came to an end with a 13-1 loss to the league champ Blue Demons at the Butler Softball Field on Sunday, May 4.

May 3, 2014
Bulldogs Split With League Champ DePaul
Butler rebounded from a narrow first-game setback to defeat DePaul, 4-2, in the second game of a BIG EAST doubleheader at the Butler Softball Field on Saturday, May 3. With the win, Butler became the first conference team to beat the Blue Demons, who have already clinched the BIG EAST title.

April 29, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Non-Conference Contest
Visiting Miami (Ohio) used strong pitching and an opportunistic offense to hand Butler a 4-1 setback in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader at the Butler Softball Field on Tuesday, April 29. The second game was called in the bottom of the first inning because of rain.

April 28, 2014
Krista Hakola Named BIG EAST Player of the Week
Butler senior Krista Hakola, who helped lead the Bulldogs to four wins in five games last week, has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week. She’s the first Butler softball player to earn the league’s Player of the Week honor.

April 28, 2014
Butler to Close Out Season at Home
After a three-week stretch of road games, the Butler softball team will return home this week for a weekday double header with Miami (Ohio) before closing out the BIG EAST schedule with a three-game home series with DePaul.

April 27, 2014
Bulldogs Split BIG EAST Twinbill
Sophomore Kristin Gutierrez turned in her second strong outing of the weekend and Butler rebounded from a tough opening-game setback to defeat host Seton Hall, 4-1, in the final game of a three-game BIG EAST series on Sunday, April 27. The Pirates came from behind to capture the opener at Mike Sheppard, Sr., Field, 7-6 in ten innings.

April 26, 2014
Big Innings Lift Butler Past Seton Hall
Butler unleashed back-to-back, four-run innings and pulled away to a run-shortened 9-1 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, April 26. The game at Mike Sheppard Sr. Field was the first of a three-game BIG EAST series.

April 25, 2014
Bulldogs to Take on Seton Hall
The Butler softball team will continue a three-week streak of games on the road, travelling to BIG EAST opponent Seton Hall this weekend.

April 22, 2014
Butler Sweeps Non-Conference Twinbill
Butler rode the strong arm of sophomore Kristin Gutierrez and the hot bat of junior Kristen Boros to an impressive sweep of Eastern Illinois in a non-conference doubleheader at Williams Field in Charleston, Ill., on Tuesday (April 22). The Bulldogs captured a pair of one-run wins, taking the opener, 1-0, and the nightcap, 6-5.

April 21, 2014
Bulldogs to Continue BIG EAST Road Trip
The Butler softball team will open up the week with a week-day double header at Eastern Illinois before taking on Seton Hall in the team’s third-straight BIG EAST road series. The games at Eastern Illinois will take place on Tuesday, April 22, beginning at 3 p.m. The Seton Hall series will begin on Saturday, April 26, will a double-header scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. The Bulldogs and the Pirates will wrap up the series with a third game on Sunday, April 27, at 11 a.m.

April 19, 2014
Bulldogs Blank Georgetown In Series Finale
Senior Callie Dennison and sophomore Kristin Gutierrez combined on a five-hit shutout to lead Butler to a 2-0 victory over host Georgetown in the final game of a three-game BIG EAST series on Saturday, April 19. The win gave the Bulldogs the series, 2-1.

April 18, 2014
Butler Splits Twinbill At Georgetown
Butler rebounded from a narrow, 6-5 extra-inning setback in the opening game of a BIG EAST doubleheader at Georgetown on Friday (April 18) and captured a 4-2 victory in the nightcap to earn a first day split. The two teams will wrap up the three-game conference series on Saturday, April 19.

April 16, 2014
Bulldogs to Face Georgetown on the Road
The Butler softball team will play its second consecutive BIG EAST road series this weekend, taking on conference foe Georgetown. The series with the Hoyas (19-18, 7-5 BIG EAST) will begin on Friday, April 18, with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The final game will take place on Saturday, April 19, at 12 p.m.

April 14, 2014
Butler Home Doubleheader Postponed
Butler's non-conference doubleheader against Miami (Ohio), scheduled for Tuesday (April 15), has been postponed due to weather concerns. The two games will be played at Butler on Tuesday, April 29, starting at 2 p.m.

April 13, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Pitchers’ Duel At Villanova
In a contest that featured two sterling pitching performances, host Villanova out-dueled Butler, 2-1, to take the final game of a three-game BIG EAST series on Sunday, April 13. The win gave the Wildcats the series’ edge, two games to one.

April 12, 2014
Bulldogs Split BIG EAST Doubleheader
Butler scored five runs in the final inning of the second game against Villanova to pull out a 6-4 decision to earn a split in a BIG EAST doubleheader a Villanova Stadium on Saturday, April 12. The host Wildcats won the opener of the three-game conference series, 3-0.

April 9, 2014
Offensive Bulldogs Sweep Twinbill
Butler unleashed its biggest offensive output of the season and won both games of a non-conference doubleheader at Morehead State on Wednesday, April 9. The Bulldogs captured the opener of the twinbill at University Field, 11-6, and then completed the sweep with a 12-8 victory.

April 6, 2014
Bulldogs Win Conference Battle at Home
The Butler softball team held off a late surge from conference opponent Providence, securing a 4-3 victory in a BIG EAST matchup at the BU Softball Field on Sunday, April 6. The Bulldogs finished 2-1 in the weekend series with the Friars (3-19), splitting the first two games on Saturday, April 5. The victory brings the team to 14-21 on the season and 4-4 in conference.

April 5, 2014
Bulldogs and Providence Split Doubleheader
Butler held opposing hitters scoreless for a victory in the first game of a doubleheader with Providence (3-18) before falling behind early in a loss in the second contest at the BU Softball Field on Saturday, April 4. The Bulldogs won the first game 4-0, losing the afternoon game 7-2. Saturday’s split brings Butler to 13-21 on the season and 3-4 in the BIG EAST.

April 2, 2014
Bulldogs Win Series Finale In New York
Freshman Chelsea Norwood drove in three runs and scored a fourth and sophomore Kristin Gutierrez went the distance in the circle to lead Butler to a 10-3 victory over host St. John’s in the third game of a three-game BIG EAST series on Wednesday, April 2. The Bulldogs won two of the three games and improved to 12-20 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.

April 1, 2014
Butler Splits BIG EAST Doubleheader
Butler pulled out a come-from-behind victory in its first game of a doubleheader with St. John’s and then saw a lead slip away in a loss in the second contest at Red Storm Field on Tuesday, April 1. The Bulldogs rallied to take the opener, 4-2, before dropping the nightcap, 7-5.

March 31, 2014
Kristin Gutierrez Receives BIG EAST Honor
Butler sophomore Kristin Gutierrez, who was nearly perfect in her only pitching performance last week, has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week. She’s the second Butler softball player to be honored by the conference this season.

March 28, 2014
Start Time Changed For Butler-St. John's Twinbill
Due to expected inclement weather, the start time of Butler's doubleheader at St. John's on Saturday, March 29, has been moved up to 10 a.m. The second game of the BIG EAST twinbill in Queens, N.Y., will start at approximately noon.

March 28, 2014
Butler-St. John's Series Postponed
Travel issues that prevented Butler from reaching New York this weekend have forced the postponement of the Bulldogs' three-game BIG EAST softball series at St. John's, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (March 29-30). The games have been rescheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1-2, in Queens, N.Y.

March 26, 2014
Bulldogs Sweep Non-Conference Doubleheader
Butler turned a couple of solid pitching performances and an opportunistic offense into a pair of one-sided victories in a non-conference doubleheader at the Butler Softball Field on Wednesday, March 26. The Bulldogs defeated visiting Northern Kentucky, 11-0 in five innings, in the opener and then completed the sweep with a 9-2 victory in the nightcap.

March 25, 2014
Butler Wraps Softball Homestand
Butler will wrap-up its current softball homestand and make its first BIG EAST road trip during a busy week of action.

March 24, 2014
Butler pitcher Leah Bry Has Season-Ending Surgery
Butler senior Leah Bry, a four-year starting pitcher for the Bulldogs, underwent season-ending surgery on Monday, March 24. The procedure was done to repair a shoulder injury, which had plagued the right-hander through the early part of the 2014 campaign.

March 23, 2014
Butler-Creighton Softball Game Cancelled
The final game of the three-game BIG EAST series between Butler and Creighton, scheduled for Sunday (March 23) at Butler, has been cancelled due to cold weather. There is no plan to reschedule the contest.

March 22, 2014
Bulldogs Drop BIG EAST Doubleheader
Creighton used two strong pitching performances and a power-packed offense to hand Butler a pair of setbacks in the opening BIG EAST doubleheader for both teams on Saturday, March 22. The visiting Blue Jays captured the opener, 6-0, and then completed the sweep with a 10-0 decision in six innings in the nightcap.

March 19, 2014
Late Rally Sinks Bulldogs
Visiting Ball State broke a scoreless deadlock with a three-run rally in the sixth inning and then held off Butler to post a 4-2 victory in a non-conference game on Wednesday, March 19. The setback dropped the Bulldogs to 8-17 on the season.

March 18, 2014
Bulldogs Split Home-Opening Twinbill
A strong pitching performance by sophomore Kristin Gutierrez and a sixth inning rally helped lift Butler to a 4-3 victory over visiting IUPUI in the Bulldogs’ first home game of 2014 on Tuesday, March 18. The Jaguars rebounded with a 7-2 victory in the second game.

March 17, 2014
Bulldogs Begin BIG EAST Season
After playing their first 22 games on the road, the Butler softball team will open their home schedule this week with a six-game slate, including their first BIG EAST series of the year.

March 16, 2014
Bulldogs Win Two Of Final Three Games In Florida
Sparked by an energized offense, Butler won two of its final three outings on the team’s Spring Break trip to Clearwater, Florida. The Bulldogs defeated Iona, 8-0 in five innings, and Boston, 7-0, while dropping a narrow 8-7 decision to Massachusetts in games played on Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16.

March 14, 2014
Butler Drops Two Games In Florida
Butler fell victim to two big innings and wound up dropping a pair of games in Clearwater, Fla., on Friday, March 14. The Bulldogs lost a 4-3 decision to LIU Brooklyn in the first game of the day at the Eddie Moore Complex and then fell to Yale, 4-2, in the second contest.

March 13, 2014
Bulldogs Capture Florida Opener
Sophomore Kristin Gutierrez tossed a complete game, four-hitter to lead Butler to a 3-1 victory over Penn at Eddie C. Moore Field in Clearwater, Fla., on Thursday, March 13. The game was the first of six that the Bulldogs will play in Florida over Spring Break.

March 1, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Narrow Decisions At Kentucky Invitational
Eastern Kentucky scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to capture a 6-3 decision over Butler and hand the Bulldogs their third loss at the Kentucky Invitational on Saturday (March 1). Earlier in the day, the Bulldogs dropped a narrow 6-4 decision to Pittsburgh.

February 28, 2014
Kentucky Holds Off Late Butler Rally
Host Kentucky jumped to an 8-0 lead and then held off Butler’s comeback attempt to post a 9-7 victory in the first game of the Kentucky Invitational on Friday (Feb. 28). The Bulldogs will continue play in the tournament with a pair of games on Saturday (March 1).

February 27, 2014
Bulldogs Travel To Kentucky For Weekend Tournament
Butler’s softball team will continue its road schedule this weekend, travelling to Lexington, KY, for the University of Kentucky Invitational. The four-team tournament will begin on Friday, Feb. 28, and wrap up on Sunday, March 2.

February 24, 2014
Leah Bry Earns BIG EAST Honor
Butler senior Leah Bry, who turned in three strong pitching performances for the Bulldogs at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week. She’s the first Butler softball player to be honored by the conference.

February 23, 2014
Butler Wins Final Game At Frost Classic
Senior Leah Bry pitched her second straight complete game and helped lead Butler to a 2-1 victory over Austin Peay at the Frost Classic on Sunday, Feb. 23. The Bulldogs finished the tournament in Tennessee with a 2-3 record.

February 22, 2014
Bulldogs Split Two Games In Tennessee
Senior Leah Bry tossed her first complete game shutout of the 2014 campaign and helped Butler to a split of two games at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Saturday (Feb. 22). The Bulldogs won the opener against Radford, 2-0, before dropping a 3-1 decision to Ohio.

February 21, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Two Games At Frost Classic
Despite two solid pitching performances, Butler came up empty in the first two games of the Frost Classic on Friday, Feb. 21. The Bulldogs lost the tournament-opener to Northwestern State, 5-1, before falling to host Chattanooga, 3-1, in the second contest.

February 19, 2014
Bulldogs Head To Tournament In Tennessee
Butler’s softball team will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., this weekend to continue an early road schedule at the 2014 Frost Classic, hosted by Chattanooga. The Bulldogs will open the tournament on Friday, Feb. 21, with a double-header against Northwestern State at 1:30 p.m. and Chattanooga at 4 p.m.

February 16, 2014
Bulldogs Lose Final Game In Arkansas
Paced by the strong performance of pitcher Katie Kelley, UMKC powered past Butler, 9-3, at the 2014 Arkansas Invitational on Sunday, Feb. 16. It was Butler’s second consecutive loss to the Kangaroos and dropped the Bulldogs to 2-6 on the season.

February 15, 2014
Butler Drops Second Straight Extra Inning Game
Brooke Parker delivered a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift UMKC to a 7-6 victory over Butler at the 2014 Arkansas Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 15. It was Butler’s second straight setback in extra innings, and it dropped the Bulldogs to 2-5 on the young season.

February 14, 2014
Bulldogs Fall In Extra Innings
Jackson State plated the game’s only run in the top of the ninth inning and then held off Butler to capture 1-0 decision in the second round of the 2014 Arkansas Invitational on Friday (Feb. 14). The extra-inning setback dropped the Bulldogs to 2-4 on the young season.

February 13, 2014
Butler Drops Opener At Arkansas Invitational
Ace Kimmy Beasley limited Butler to just two hits, and host Arkansas pulled away to an 8-1 victory over the Bulldogs in the opening round of the 2014 Arkansas Invitational on Thursday (Feb. 13). The setback dropped Butler to 2-3 on the young season.

February 10, 2014
Bulldogs Continue Tournament Play In Arkansas
Butler’s softball team will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend to continue an early road schedule at the 2014 Woo-Pig Classic, hosted by Arkansas. The Bulldogs will open the tournament on Thursday, Feb. 13, against Arkansas at 6 p.m.

February 9, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Final Game At Music City Classic
Sisters Kelsey and Mimi Cartwright combined to drive in five runs and host Lipscomb held off Butler to post a 6-3 victory in the Bulldogs’ final game at the 2014 Music City Classic on Sunday (Feb. 9). The Bulldogs finished the three-day tournament in Nashville, Tenn., with a 2-2 record.

February 8, 2014
Bulldogs Split Two Games At Music City Classic
For the second straight day, Butler went to extra innings to pull out a victory at the 2014 Music City Classic. The Bulldogs, who dropped a game to Detroit earlier in the evening, rallied for a single run in the top of the eighth frame to defeat East Tennessee State, 3-2, on a chilly Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn.

February 7, 2014
Butler Wins Softball Opener In Extra Innings
Butler staged a late rally and pulled out a 3-2 extra inning victory over host Belmont in the opening game of the 2014 Music City Classic in Nasville, Tenn., on Friday (Feb. 7). It was the season-opener for both teams.

February 7, 2014
Bulldogs Open 2014 Season In Tennessee
Butler’s softball team will travel to Nashville, Tenn., this weekend to open up the season at the 2014 Music City Classic, co-hosted by Belmont and Lipscomb. The Bulldogs will open the tournament on Friday, Feb. 7, against Belmont at 4 p.m.

February 3, 2014
Butler Softball Looks To First Season In The BIG EAST
Eight returning regulars and a handful of promising newcomers have fueled optimism in Butler softball program as the team prepares for its first season in the BIG EAST. Head coach Scott Hall begins his fourth season at Butler’s helm, after leading the Bulldogs to a seventh place finish in the Atlantic-10 Conference in 2013. Butler posted a 22-24 overall record last season, including an 11-9 mark in conference play.

November 18, 2013
Butler Adds Five Talented Recruits
The Butler softball team signed five talented recruits in preparation for the 2014-2015 season. Four of the recruits hail from the state of Indiana with the fifth from Illinois.

October 3, 2013
Butler Earns NFCA Academic Recognition
Eight Butler softball players earned individual recognition and the Bulldogs were honored as a team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for academic achievement. The eight players each were named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, and Butler was tabbed as a 2012-13 All-Academic Team.

October 3, 2013
Butler Fall Softball Camps
Butler has two fall softball camps coming up. For more information, check here.

September 10, 2013
Riley Carter Selected To Canada National Team Pool
Butler shortstop Riley Carter was one of 41 athletes selected by Softball Canada to the 2013-14 Women’s National Team Athlete Pool. Athletes named to the Women’s National Team Pool are eligible to be invited to the Women’s National Team training camps and selection camps.