VANDALIA - Butler (18-2, 14-1) toppled Northmont in a 14-1, run-rule win Saturday. Senior Bryce Echeman had himself a game, going 3-3 with two triples and six RBI. Senior Carson Clark added an RBI and a double while freshman Austin Flohre added two runs and two RBI.
Evan Ables, Mike Masters, Boston Smith, Bitty Hendricks and Dylan Hartman each added an RBI in the win.
Cason Bennett picked up the win for Butler, holding the Bolts hitless and striking out two through two innings of work. Freshman Jordan Taylor took over in the third, and worked two innings, punching out four. Sophomore Evan Ables closed out the win, striking out two.