Tuesday night's game has been rained out. It will be made up on Wednesday as part of a double header. The
first game will begin at 5:05pm and the second game will start soon after the conclusion of the first. Both games will be
You can exchange tickets to Tuesdays game for any remaining game the rest of the season.
Marcus Named Player of the Week
David Marcus has been named the Prospect League's Player of the Week.
Marcus led the League with 11 hits over the BlueSox recent six-game road trip. The hits included three
doubles and a home run. His three round trippers this season are tied for the League lead.
The Cal-U attendee has appeared in every game so far for Butlerhis .373 batting average is second in
the League. He leads the Sox in runs (13), hits (38), and RBIs (15). He is at the top of the League leaderboards with 23.2
Michael McCormick from the Danville Dans was named Pitcher of the Week.
The BlueSox will conclude the first half of the season on Tuesday night at the KAP against the Richmond River
Rats. The Knoch Knights baseball team, this years PIAA AAA State champions, will be honored prior to the game.
Sox Conclude Road Trip With Win
While the BlueSox have only made the post-season once, they have not finished under .500 in any half-season
span since 2011. With a 5-2 win on Sunday in Richmond, they will have an opportunity to extend that streak as they conclude
the season's first half on Tuesday.
David Marcus launched his third home run of the summer over the right field fence to lead off the sixth inning,
tying the game at 2-2. An error allowed Nick Rabat to reach base two batters later and he scored from first on a Chucky Vazquez
two-out double. Mitchell Machi knocked in Vazquez with a single, moving the score to 4-2 in Butler's favor.
Josh LaPiana put up his second quality start in a row, holding the River Rats to two runs over seven innings
while striking out six. Cody Jackson and Zach Spangler closed things out with an inning apiece for the second consecutive
The outing earned Spangler his tenth save of the season, which not only leads the League, but is just three
shy of the BlueSox' single-season record. The all-time single-season League record is 16.
Butler tacked on an extra insurance run in the ninth when Marcus singled in Machi. Both hitters had three-hits
and two RBIs on the night. Marcus is second in the League with a .373 batting average.
The win concluded Butler's longest road trip of the summer. They went 5-1 with a rainout on the west division
swing, bringing their record to 13-14.
The season's first half will conclude on Tuesday. Jamestown will host West Virginia to decide who will clinch
the east division's first-half title and a trip to the postseason. Terre Haute has the west division crown well in hand with
a 21-6 record and seven game margin over the second place team.
Butler will host the River Rats at the KAP for Baseball Bingo Night on Tuesday, they will face off once again
on Wednesday evening.
Sox Are Too Haute to Handle
The top of the BlueSox order led the way and the hurlers followed suit as the BlueSox were able to hold League-leading
Terre Haute to just a pair of runs and hand them just their sixth loss of the season, 3-2 on Saturday night.
Tyler Sullivan singled twice, the first of which led off the game, and eventually allowed him to score the
evening's first run. Daniel Hrbek followed with a single of his own and came in when Jamie Switalski picked up Butler's fourth
hit in the frame.
The Sox first five hitters combined for seven hits, scored two runs, and had all three of the RBIs. But it
was nine-hitter Michael Patrick who scored the winning run after drawing a walk, stealing second, and scoring on a David Marcus
double in the seventh.
Starter Connor Coward surrendered nine hits, but limited the damage to just a pair of Rex runs. The quality
start of 6.1 innings earned him his first win of the season. Tim Faix and Cody Jackson each came out of the bullpen to face
one hitter, both of whom popped out.
Eli Martin set things up with a pair of Ks in a scoreless eighth before giving way to Zach Spangler, who earned
his ninth save on the summer.
The win pulls the Sox within two games of .500 at 12-14 while dropping the Rex to 20-6. Butler will conclude
their road trip in Richmond on Sunday. So far they are 4-1 on the western swing.