VANDALIA - It's no secret that the meat of the Aviators' schedule still lies ahead - but it's also no secret that these Aviators are sizzling.
Butler improved to 8-0, 6-0 with another run-rule victory Friday evening - this one to the tune of 23-1 over Greenville (1-5, 2-5). With the win, Butler remains perfect on the young season and has won every game thus far in blowout fashion.
After a rain delay that pushed the start of the game back to 6:15, the Aviators brought an offensive storm of their own, scattering sixteen hits.
Leading the way was senior Carson Clark, who finished 4-for-4 with four runs and four RBI. Fellow senior Quinton Hall went 2-for-3 with four runs and two RBI.
Matt Heeter, Bitty Hendricks and Mike Master each added two RBI in the win.
On the mound, Hall (3-0) got the start for Butler and earned the win. Hall struck out eight and allowed just two hits through four innings of work. Hall was relieved by Dylan Hartman in the fifth inning.
The Aviators will have to make a quick turnaround as a 10:00 am showdown at Beavercreek awaits them Saturday morning. The always formidable Beavers (7-1, 1-1) are off to a hot start of their own, and will present the toughest test for Butler to date.