The Eagles fall in first extra-innings game of the season
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013)
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, second in on-base percentage (.360) and fifth in slugging (.293) ... also registered eight doubles, a triple, nine RBIs and two stolen bases ... batted .436 as the lead-off hitter ... 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) ... in a three-game span (4/9-13), tallied eight hits and four runs ... 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).
AS A FRESHMAN (2012) 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) ... tallied a hit in seven straight games, from April 13 to 21 ... went 2-for-4 with a run and a double at Virginia Tech (4/6) ... knocked in a career-high three RBIs and nailed a home run against Rhode Island (4/17) ... tallied three hits in five at bats, driving in two versus Connecticut (4/3) ... 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) ... tallied 13 hits in 11 games from Feb. 24 to March 11.
BEFORE BC 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.
PERSONAL Enrolled 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 (AAA Boston affiliate) ... born August 7, 1992 ... recipient of the William J. Flynn '39 Memorial Scholarship for Baseball.