3.42 ERA, 82 strikeouts in 113 innings as a starter in 2005
WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Month (April 2005)
Led USD in appearances (26) as a true freshman in 2004
WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week (3-15-04)
Butler's Collegiate Pitching Stats
Sophomore (2005): Led all Torero starting pitchers with a 3.42 ERA... Emerged as one of the better starters in the WCC after beginning the season earmarked as the Torero closer... Made 16 starts and 18 total appearances... Began the season 1-3 despite posting a 2.78 ERA in his first five appearances... Was excellent in late February and throughout the months of March and April... Essential in helping USD claim team championship honors at the 2005 Aggie Baseball Classic hosted by then-No. 11 Texas A&M... Pitched a 7-inning complete-game shutout vs. Evansville (2-25-05) in USD's opening game of the tournament and was later named an all-tournament player... Two weeks later he struck out seven and allowed just two runs in eight innings of work to lead the Toreros to a series victory over rivals San Diego State (3-13-05)... Rewarded for an outstanding month of April by being selected as the WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Month, going 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA, averaging 7.4 innings per start spanning five April appearances... During the month Butler set a career-high with nine strikeouts during a win at Santa Clara (4-9-05)... Assumed the role as USD's No. 1 starter during the month, leading USD to a 12-2 victory over then-No. 29 Pepperdine (4-15-05)... Was the top man in the USD rotation throughout the remainder of the season... Lasted seven or more innings in nine of his 16 starts... Ranked among the WCC league-leaders with 82 strikeouts... Supplied with only three runs per game spanning his final four starts, losing three straight decisions to finish the season with an overall record of 7-7... Very durable, pitching in 113 innings... Limited opposing batters to a .260 batting average and issued just 42 walks on the year.
Freshman (2004): Enjoyed a solid freshman season, making more appearances (26) than any other USD pitcher... Called upon immediately out of the bullpen... Used twice in early-season series against both No. 5 Texas and No. 23 Washington... Struck out four during two scoreless innings of work against Washington (2-13-04), a 5-1 USD win... Fanned a season-high four batters on two different occasions... Named the WCC/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week (3-15-04), leading USD to three victories over nationally recognized schools Cal State Fullerton (3-9-04), No. 19 Nebraska (3-12-04) and No. 9 Long Beach State (3-14-04)... Threw a combined 6.2 scoreless innings in relief, helping USD win all three of those games... Culminated by recording his first collegiate save in three innings vs. Long Beach State (3-14-04) in front of 20,737 fans at San Diego's new downtown stadium Petco Park... Allowed just 10 extra-base hits in over 45 innings of work... Posted a 3-2 record and a 4.96 season ERA... Fanned 25 batters and allowed 55 hits through 45.1 innings.
High School: Attended San Ramon Valley High School and played for Rick Steen... Was named the NCS Player of the Year as a prep senior... All-State performer and East Bay Athletic League Player of the Year after leading the Wolves to the East Bay Championship in 2003.
Personal: Born on December 11, 1984 in Auburn, California... Also recruited by California, Santa Clara and Notre Dame... Chose to attend USD for the location, academics and team reputation... Also lettered as a prep basketball player at San Ramon... Son of Jeff and Susan Butler.
Men's Soccer Kicks Off Season In NC
Coach McFadden & Michael Turner Preview Matches vs Duke & Elon.
Softball Golf Tournament Promo
September 17th at Bernardo Heights CC.
Meet the Toreros: Isaiah Wright
Former Utah Ute will redshirt the 2016-17 season.
Training Camp Update
Team prepares for Saturday scrimmage.
Meet the Toreros: Patricia Brossmann
6'0" freshman forward from Berlin, Germany.
Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
6'2" freshman guard from Wethersfield, CT.
Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
6'1" freshman guard from Snohomish, Wash.
Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
6'8" freshman forward from Dover, Delaware.
Toreros Open Training Camp
The USD women's soccer team began training camp today.
Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
6'10" freshman forward from Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
6'10" freshman forward from Boulder, Colo.
2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.
City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park
Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play
Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win
Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner
Torero Community Service
USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego
Men's Basketball Camp Update
Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season
Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game
Toreros look for 4th straight win
Pack the Stadium Night
ITA All-American's Preview
Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare
USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak
Toreros First True Road Game of 2015
CSUN and UCSB Preview
Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak
Aztec Invite Recap
Both Squads Finish Second
Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival
Highlights from 45-21 win
2015 Home Opener
Previewing Western New Mexico
Volleyball Tournament Preview
A preview of the USD Tournament
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.