Aviators split with Moeller, Centerville


Staff report



Mitch Gremling delivers a pitch versus Centerville.


Photo by Christine Grossman

Damon Dues goes high for a ball before tagging a Centerville base runner out.


Photo by Christine Grossman

Matt Grossman leads off.


Photo by Christine Grossman

CINCINNATI – Butler remained perfect against the GCL South this season, as the Aviators (21-2) cruised past Moeller 12-5.

Freshman Braedon Norman (6-0) went 6 2/3 innings on the mound, earning the win. Norman allowed just three earned runs and struck out five along the way.

Junior Tyler Burley closed out the Butler win, coming on in the seventh to record the final out with a four pitch strikeout.

After a quiet night at the plate just a game ago, Butler put together a solid performance offensively. Damon Dues and Chandler Craine each had 3 RBI, as the Aviators scattered thirteen hits from the plate.

A host of Aviators got in on the action.

Lewis 2-5 2 R

Burley 1-2 3 BB 3 R

Dues 2-4 3 RBI

Craine 3-3 2B 3 RBI

Grossman 1-4 RBI

Ballard 2-5

Kohler 1-2 RBI

Martin 1-3

Fletcher 1-3

Centerville drops Butler 4-3

CENTERVILLE – The Aviators dropped a tough one on the road Thursday evening, falling to Centerville 4-3.

The Elks handed Butler (20-2, 10-0) it’s second loss of the season, and saddled pitcher Mitch Gremling (6-1) with his first defeat of the year. Gremling went the distance for Butler, allowing just one earned run on five hits, while striking out two.

The Aviators jumped out to the early 2-0 lead, but fell victim to a few uncharacteristic errors, that allowed the Elks to keep things close.

Meanwhile at the plate, after scoring three runs, the Butler bats fell silent as Centerville pitchers Quincy Hamilton and Brian Schutter held the Aviators to just two hits through the final five innings of play.

The road does not get any easier for Butler, as the Aviators look to bounce back under the Friday night lights at Moeller.

Mitch Gremling delivers a pitch versus Centerville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_MitchGremling.jpgMitch Gremling delivers a pitch versus Centerville. Photo by Christine Grossman

Damon Dues goes high for a ball before tagging a Centerville base runner out.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Dues.jpgDamon Dues goes high for a ball before tagging a Centerville base runner out. Photo by Christine Grossman

Matt Grossman leads off.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_Grossman.jpgMatt Grossman leads off. Photo by Christine Grossman

Staff report

Reprinted with permission from VandaliaButlerBaseball.com.

Reprinted with permission from VandaliaButlerBaseball.com.

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU


12:08 am |    
Aviators roll Stebbins
8:52 am
Updated: 8:53 am. |    
Butler Homecoming Court announced
11:18 pm
Updated: 11:45 pm. |    
Butler battles Bolts to 0-0 tie