* 2015 MAC Baseball Distinguished Scholar-Athlete *
2015 (So.): Appeared in 29 games, with five starts . . . tied for the team lead with five wins . . . led the team in saves (seven) . . . finished second on the team in ERA (3.80), strikeouts (68) and innings pitched (73.1) . . . held opponents to a .288 batting average . . . struck out a career-high nine batters in a 7-4 win over Northern Illinois on May 15 . . . also pitched a career-high 6.2 innings versus Northern Illinois . . . did not give up a run in his first six appearances of the season.
2014 (Fr.): Appeared in nine games, all in relief . . . pitched 15 innings . . . struck out a season-high six batters in his collegiate debut vs. Morehead State on Feb. 16 . . . pitched three scoreless innings and allowed only one hit at Rider on March 1.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letter winner at Mattawan High for coach Cory Degroote . . . helped team to 23-7 mark as a senior and conference championship as a junior . . . all-conference honorable mention as a freshman . . . all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior . . . won 28 games pitching . . . set the school career strikeout record as a senior . . . academic all-state as a junior and senior . . . two-year letter winner in football . . . all-conference as a senior.
PERSONAL: Majoring in information systems … managed a 3.851 grade-point average in the fall . . . born June 12, 1994, in Kalamazoo, Michigan . . . son of Jeff and Wilma Butler . . . one brother . . . full name is Bryan Jeffery Butler.