SPRINGBORO - Butler improved to 21-2, 16-1 with a 6-2 win over Springboro Saturday afternoon in extra innings. The win, which ran the Aviator's streak to 11 straight was the result of four runs scored in the top of the ninth.
Freshman pitcher Jordan Taylor (1-0) earned the start for Butler, and pitched a strong six innings for Butler. The righty allowed just two runs and struck out six in a 2-2 stalemate.
Sophomore Evan Ables came on in relief and pitched the final three innings, holding the Panthers to just two hits while striking out two enroute to the win.
Offensively Carson Clark had another big game for the Aviators, with clutch hitting. In fact it was Clark's two-RBI double in the ninth that broke up the stalemate and gave Butler a 4-2 lead.
Fellow senior Mike Master added insurance with a double of his own to score Boston Smith to secure the 6-2 win.
Quinton Hall and Austin Flohre each doubled, while Dylan Hartman added an RBI in the victory.
The Aviators return to action at home on Monday against Xenia to wrap-up MVL play. Key non-conference battles with Franklin, Elder and Olentangy Orange will finish out the regular season next week.