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 Blake Butera 3
Blake  Butera

Madisonville, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 161



Four Eagles Drafted on Day 3 of MLB Draft

Four current Eagles drafted most since 2011


Four Eagles Named to NEIBA All-New England Team

Shaw leads the way with second first-team selection


Baseball Falls in Game One to No. 24 Notre Dame

Gorman ends his BC career fifth in record books with 207 career Ks


Baseball Walks Off in Season Finale

Colucci shines with first career walk-off RBI in final game


Baseball Falls to No. 24 Notre Dame

Cronin goes 2-for-3 with fourth home run

Voted a team captain ... currently ranked seventh in BC record books with 90 career walks and 23 hit by pitches ... drew 31 walks in 2012, tied for eight on BC's single-season record list ... recorded a 13-game hit streak in 2012, which is tied for sixth, dating back to 2005 and his 12-game hit streak in 2014 is tied for 10th ... has tallied four career walk-off hits.

AS A JUNIOR (2014)
One of three Eagles to start all 55 games, playing all at second base ... led BC with a .399 on-base percentage, 35 runs, 29 walks, 16 hit by pitches, seven game-winning runs, 254 plate appearances, 208 at bats and 154 assists ... was second on the team with eight stolen bases, only getting caught once ... ranked third on the team with a .269 batting average, 56 hits, 69 total bases and 14 multiple-hit games ... also recorded 16 RBIs and 10 doubles, a home run and four multiple-RBI games ... turned 36 double plays ... recorded the second longest hit streak of the season at 12 games (4/9-4/25), notching 17 hits, eight runs, four RBIs and nine walks ... drew a walk in an 0-for-3 performance on April 27 and went on to tally hits in the next three games to reach base safely in 16 straight games ... ended the season on a four-game hit streak and tallied hits in 21 of the final 24 games ... batted .252 in ACC games with 30 hits, 21 runs, 10 RBIs and 11 walks ... was 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs in the season finale at No. 25 Clemson (5/17) ... also recorded a team season-high seven assists against the Tigers ... went 5-for-12 (.417) with five runs in the CU series ... tied for a team season high by drawing three walks on a 1-for-3 day, scoring twice in the 9-7, 11-inning victory at NC State ... delivered the walk-off single in the 10th inning to give the Eagles the 7-6 victory over UMass-Lowell (4/16) during a 3-for-6 day ... went 5-for-14 (.357) in the three-game series at Notre Dame, including a 2-for-4 day in the first game of the doubleheader (4/12) ... drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth with two outs against No. 30 North Carolina (4/5) in a 3-for-5, three-RBI day to give the Eagles the 10-9 victory ... tied for a team season high by drawing three walks against Connecticut (4/1) and brought in the game-winning run by reaching on an error in the bottom of the ninth in the 2-1 win ... launched a lead-off homer in a 2-for-5 performance at No. 3 Virginia (3/15) ... turned in a 3-for-4 performance at FAU (4/3).

Led the Eagles with 50 games started, making his first 12 starts at shortstop before playing second for the remainder of the season ... tallied the most runs (25), hits (45), walks (30) at bats (188), total plate appearances (228) assists (143) and fielded doubled plays (28), tied for the most total bases (55) and the second-most multiple-hit games (10) ... third on the team with a .239 batting average and second in on-base percentage (.360) ... also registered eight doubles, a triple, nine RBIs and two stolen bases ... batted .436 when leadoff ... led the Eagles with two eight-game hit streaks (3/9-27 & 4/5-14) ... during the first streak, tallied nine hits, including three doubles and two RBIs and during the second, recorded 13 hits, including four doubles, eight runs and an RBI ... also reached base safely in 13 straight games, the second-longest stint of the year ... went 2-for-5 with two runs at Wake Forest (4/21) ... was 4-for-11 in the series against NC State (4/13-14) with two runs and two sacrifice hits in the first game ... turned in a 3-for-5 performance with two doubles and two runs at Massachusetts (4/10) ... went 3-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI at Dartmouth (4/9) ... was 2-for-5 with a double, RBI, walk and run in the win at USF (3/5) ... went 2-for-3 with a run and walk against Illinois (2/24).

Started in 52 games, 46 at second base ... tallied a .267 batting average ... led the Eagles with 31 walks and tied for team lead with four sacrifice hits ... was third on the team with 32 runs and 29 RBIs and tied for third with 52 hits ... finished fourth with a .368 on-base percentage and 73 total bases ... tallied 13 multiple-hit games ... registered eight multiple-RBI games, tying for the most on the team ... record a team-long, 13-game hit streak (3/18-4/8), which included 21 hits and seven RBIs and reached base safely in 16 straight games (3/11-4/8) ... tallied a .277 ACC batting average with 31 hits and 17 RBIs ... eighth in the ACC with 21 walks in league games ... went 2-for-5 with two runs against Fordham (5/13) ... turned in a 3-for-4 performance with one run, two RBIs and two doubles against Wake Forest (4/29) ... went 2-for-4 with a run and a double at Virginia Tech (4/6) ... knocked in three runs and nailed a home run against Rhode Island (4/17) ... tallied three hits in five at bats, driving in two, versus Connecticut (4/3) ... drove in the game-winning run in the 12th inning to give BC the 5-4 victory against Maryland (3/30) ... hit the game-winning single with the bases loaded to give the Eagles the walk-off, 4-3 win against Georgia Tech (3/24) ... in the first game of the series versus the Yellow Jackets (3/23), went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run ... went 5-for-13 in the series and earned College Baseball 360 Primetime Performer accolades ... was 2-for-3 in the series finale at Clemson (3/18) ... smacked first career home run, a solo shot, during a 2-for-4 performance at FAU (3/7) ... tallied first career triple, driving in two, at Florida Gulf Coast (3/2) ... in the series opener against the Eagles (3/1), went 3-for-4 with first two career doubles ... recorded first RBI of collegiate career in a 2-for-3 performance at UCF (2/25) ... tallied first collegiate hit, a single, against the Knights in the series opener (2/24).

Four-year letterman for the Skippers ... served as team captain twice ... named all-state and first team all-metro and all-district as a senior after hitting .435 with eight home runs and 48 RBIs ... invited to play in the Louisiana All-Star game ... earned first team all-district honors as a junior after batting .390 with four homers and 35 RBIs ... named to the all-district second team as a sophomore.

Enrolled as a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Blake is one of Rhonda and Barry Butera's four children ... brother, Barry, played baseball at Boston College from 2007-09 and was drafted in the 21st round by the Houston Astros ... father played baseball at Tulane and went on to play three seasons for the Pawtucket Red Sox ... recipient of the William J. Flynn '39 Memorial Scholarship for Baseball.



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