March 15, 2012
Bahamian baseball standout Ashton Butler skipped his spring break trip home this week to participate in a cross state rivalry with several top high school baseball contenders in Tampa.
The baseball sessions started with the Bolles School Bulldogs (9-2) taking on Bishop McLaughlin (8-3) on Bishop McLaughlin's home field. Young Butler started at second base for the first time this season.
He led the Bulldogs' offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. Butler scored two runs and had one RBI. His single in the fourth inning started the Bulldogs' onslaught en route to a 10-0 shutout victory.
Butler also had two stolen bases. On the defensive side, he was a part of a double play but also had two errors charged to him. Butler explained that he struggled defensively due to it being the first time he was playing this season.
With the win, Bolles improved its impressive record to 10-2 on the season. Next up for the school will be Tampa Jesuit, the number five ranked high school baseball team in the nation.
According to reports, Tampa Jesuit just spent $2 million upgrading its already impressive baseball facilities.
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