Butler edges Fairmont in regular season finale


Aviators to play Piqua/Tecumseh winner in tourney opener

Staff report



Gavin Kohler delivers a pitch versus Fairmont.


Photo by Christine Grossman

Torin Fletcher dives into home plate during Butler’s 2-1 win over Fairmont on Monday.


Photo by Christine Grossman

FAIRBORN – Tyler Burley came on in the seventh with two outs, and the bases loaded to strikeout Tommy Bell and preserve the 2-1 Butler (22-3) win over Fairmont (17-9) in Monday evening action at Wright State.

Senior Carson Schumann (4-1) picked up his fourth win of the season on the mound for Butler, combining with Mitch Gremling and Gavin Kohler to hold the Firebirds to just one run.

Junior Damon Dues ripped an RBI triple to left field in the first inning, scoring Burley for the early 1-0 lead.

The Firebirds battled back an inning later, knotting the game at 1-1 with an Elliot Kurtz single.

The Aviators took the lead for good in the third inning, courtesy of a sac-fly from Burley, scoring sophomore Logan Flatt from third, for the 2-1 lead and ultimate win.

The Aviators now turn their attention to the OHSAA Baseball Tournament, where they will host the winner of Tuesday’s Piqua/Tecumseh match-up on Thursday at 5:00 p.m..

Gavin Kohler delivers a pitch versus Fairmont.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_GavinKohler.jpgGavin Kohler delivers a pitch versus Fairmont. Photo by Christine Grossman

Torin Fletcher dives into home plate during Butler’s 2-1 win over Fairmont on Monday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_TorinFletcher.jpgTorin Fletcher dives into home plate during Butler’s 2-1 win over Fairmont on Monday. Photo by Christine Grossman
Aviators to play Piqua/Tecumseh winner in tourney opener

Staff report