Ryan Pepiot on the mound for Butler. Pepiot picked up the win in the Bulldogs’ victory over Southern Illinois on March 29. Photo by Jimmy Lafakis.
DREW SANDIFER | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 29, it was Ryan Pepiot who was the star of the show for Butler, tossing 6.2 innings, giving up only two earned runs while striking out a season-high 12 batters in a 5-4 win.
A Dill fielder’s choice would score Robbie McCargar and the Bulldogs extended their lead to 5-1.
After a three-run inning from the Salukis in the seventh, it became just a game.
Hanging on until the ninth, Butler called on closer Jack Pilcher to shut the door. He did, and Butler improved to 16-9 on the year.
Saturday’s game was rained out and Sunday’s game was snowed out in an odd March flurry.
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