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Looking ahead: Teams face additions, subtractions

As the spring sports season begins to wind down, many teams are already beginning to prepare for their next season. The football team had its annual blue and white scrimmage, the men’s soccer team had its spring exhibition matches, and five teams have announced additions to their rosters for next year. Let’s take a look

Crowds stay small for spring sports

Men’s basketball and football dominate the athletics scene not only at Butler but also at universities across the nation. Because of this, spring sports often take a back seat to these fall and winter sports no matter how well teams might be doing, and attendance statistics reflect this. Junior first baseman Pat Gelwicks, a member

Softball: Team splits games at Morehead State

The Butler softball team traveled to Morehead State yesterday and won one of two games. The Bulldogs (14-23, 5-4) tallied double-digit runs for the first time this season in an 11-5 victory over the Eagles (11-23). Trailing 5-4 entering the seventh inning, Butler went on the offensive and scored seven runs against Morehead State’s bullpen.

Softball: Runs still at a premium for softball in losses

The Butler softball team continued to struggle, picking up only one win in a seven-game, six-day stretch. Last night, the Bulldogs (6-20, 1-2) took Eastern Illinois into extra innings in the first game of a doubleheader. Butler capitalized on an error by the Panthers (13-13) in the top of the ninth to grab a 1-0

Softball: Returning players expected to lead way

After coming close to making history last season, the Butler softball team is looking to bounce back and make its first appearance in the NCAA tournament this season. The team lost only three players to graduation last season and returns an impressive lineup that includes junior Jenny Esparza, the defending Horizon League Pitcher of the

Batter Up: Falkenberry hits ’em out, drives ’em in

Before stepping into the batter’s box, Erin Falkenberry draws an “E” in the dirt while standing in the on-deck circle. The junior first baseman doesn’t classify herself as superstitious, but the ritual has paid big dividends for her. Falkenberry recently set Butler’s career RBI record (109) and currently holds records for career slugging percentage (.556)

Softball shining in Orlando

The Butler softball team picked up its fifth win in two days by defeating Bucknell and Hartford yesterday at the Rebel Games in Orlando, Fla. After starting the season 1-5, the Bulldogs (7-4) have won six of their last eight games. Sophomore pitcher Jenny Esparza picked up the win for the Bulldogs against Bucknell (3-13),