VANDALIA -As a four year starter at second base, senior Dusty Lewis brings a lot of experience to the Butler baseball team. A team that won the GWOC North in 2015, finishing 10-0 in the conference and 22-6 overall. It’s not just team stats that looked good last year.
Lewis broke the Butler stolen base record his junior year with 22. Coach Trent Dues says he thinks there’s more to come from Lewis this season.
“The sky is the limit for Dusty. I could see him breaking that record. I think he also has the ability to hit much higher than the .337 he hit last year, which is a very good average for a high school hitter,” Dues said.
Lewis has grown up with baseball, playing since he was three. He knows now as a senior he needs to be “a leader who the underclassmen can look up to” in addition to playing well. Dues says Lewis is a team leader.
“Dusty is a quiet leader. He leads by example as he works very hard at his craft and never complain,” Dues said
In 2015, the Aviators lost in the second game of the post season to Northmont, 6-4 in extra innings.
“We all want to go further than we’ve been the past few years. With this group of guys, it’s more than possible,” Lewis said.
The Aviators face LaSalle on the road Saturday, April 2 at noon. They travel to Sidney for a 5:00 p.m. game Monday, April 4 before returning home to take on Sidney Tuesday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m.