Aviators blank Troy


Butler stays perfect at 13-0, 5-0 GWOC North

Staff report



Tyler Burley slides into home versus Troy.


Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

Dusty Lewis slides into third base versus Troy.


Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

Mitch Gremling (4-0) struck out 10 Trojans in the win over Troy.


Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

Noah Ballard dives into home versus Troy.


Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

TROY – Butler (13-0, 5-0) picked up a key GWOC North win Monday afternoon, shutting out the host Troy Trojans 7-0.

The Aviators capitalized in the third inning, turning three walks and an error into five runs on just two hits, to give Butler a 5-0 lead.

Damon Dues got the scoring started with a line drive to centerfield for an RBI single. Two batters later, senior Chandler Craine ripped a shot to rightfield, scoring Dues and junior Tyler Burley.

Next up, Noah Ballard reached on an errant throw by Trojan third-baseman Jordan Peck, scoring Craine and Matt Grossman. From there, the Aviators would cruise to victory.

Senior Mitch Gremling (4-0) was again stellar from the mound, striking out ten in the shutout win. Gremling went the distance for Butler, pitching a complete game, while allowing just five hits.

Behind the plate, Gremling’s counterpart senior catcher Noah Ballard also put in a solid day’s work, doing a nice job of keeping the ball in front of him. A feat that isn’t always easy with a pitcher of Gremling’s caliber on the bump.

Tyler Burley slides into home versus Troy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/04/web1_BurleySlide-1.jpgTyler Burley slides into home versus Troy. Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

Dusty Lewis slides into third base versus Troy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/04/web1_DustyLewis-1.jpgDusty Lewis slides into third base versus Troy. Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

Mitch Gremling (4-0) struck out 10 Trojans in the win over Troy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/04/web1_Gremling-2.jpgMitch Gremling (4-0) struck out 10 Trojans in the win over Troy. Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com

Noah Ballard dives into home versus Troy.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/04/web1_NoahBallard-1.jpgNoah Ballard dives into home versus Troy. Photos courtesy VandaliaButlerBaseball.com
Butler stays perfect at 13-0, 5-0 GWOC North

Staff report

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