VANDALIA - It may only be early spring - but things are certainly getting hot in Vandalia.
The Aviators (5-0, 3-0) continued their winning ways Saturday, handing Miamisburg (2-1) its fist loss of the season in a 10-0 run-rule win.
Completed in just five innings, the win is Butler's fourth consecutive run-rule victory.
"Nice win today over a good Miamisburg team," said Butler head coach Trent Dues following the win.
Senior lefty Quinton Hall (2-0) sizzled on the mound, striking out six Vikings, while allowing just two hits. Hall was relieved in the fourth inning by fellow senior Kaden Echeman who dominated in relief, allowing just one hit, while striking out four.
Offensively senior Mike Masters had a double and 3 RBI, senior Carson Clark was 2-3 with 2 runs and an RBI.
"Mike had a nice, bases clearing double," said Dues.
Sophomore Josh Morris, Kaden Echeman and senior Boston Smith each contributed an RBI in the win.
The Aviators were opportunistic as well, turning two errors and a number of walks into runs.
"We worked the count well today, as we walked nine times," Dues said.
The season is a long one, but things could not have started any better for Dues and his Aviators.
"Our guys show good energy and chemistry as a team, which equates to having an extra all-league player," Dues said. "I hope we can maintain this though the season".
The Aviators will look to continue rolling as they return to MVL action on Monday at Stebbins. First pitch is slated for 5:00 pm EST.