Butler Key to Wasps Success

If anyone has experience for the Emory & Henry baseball team it’s the senior pitcher Garrett Butler. He is one of four seniors on the team and is hoping to accomplish something big for the Wasps. Butler has already started off the year strong with three starts in three games, and striking out 8 batters in 14 innings pitched. Butler has come a long way from making 15 appearances and one start as just a first-year from Knoxville, Tennessee.

In his first season, he has slowly evolved into one of the starting pitching role and by his junior season he led the team for games started at 12. His ERA has decreased to almost a 5 from starting at around 8 as a first-year. Only improving for striking out 17 batters his first year, in his junior year retiring 39 batters and having two complete games.

Butler now in his senior season is looking to cap off his Emory & Henry career on a high note and has started off well. With two recent wins against Johnson University, Emory now has its first wins of the season and can hopefully spark a winning streak. Butler and the Wasps head to Maryville College, on February 28, his home state, looking to pick up the third win of the season. The Wasps have struggled in the past four years while Butler has been a part of the team and now being one of four seniors, hopefully he can inspire the Wasps to have one of the best records and leave this program in better shape than it was when he came in. He knows the ins and outs of Coach McCall, this team, and the ODAC. The Wasps can hopefully achieve their first ODAC championship this season with the help of Butler and the teams other seniors.

– Mossi Tager

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