Baseball: Bulldogs swept in home opener

Butler dropped three games at Bulldog Park against Saint Louis this weekend, falling to 13-15 overall and 4-5 in Atlantic 10 play. This was Butler’s first series at home this season due to bad weather earlier in the year.

On Friday, the Billikens (22-10, 8-1) won 6-3. Saturday’s game ended 10-5 in favor of Saint Louis.

On Sunday, the Bulldogs led 5-2 before the Billikens tied it with a three-run eighth inning. In the ninth, they added two more runs. The Bulldogs had a runner on second base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth but could not capitalize, losing the finale 7-5.

Senior second baseman Lucas Calderon went 5-for-13 on the weekend. His brother, junior outfielder Marcos, went 4-for-12 with two RBIs.

Butler remains at home today, facing Earlham College at 3 p.m. The Quakers, a Division III school, are 6-18 on the season.

The Bulldogs return to A-10 play when they travel to Dayton for a three-game series with the Flyers (7-19, 2-7).

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