The junior, who plays first base, third and pitches, led the No. 13 Patriots (8-5) to a 3-1 week, going 12-for-15 at the plate and accumulating 11 RBIs and four doubles. Butler opened the week by going 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs in a 9-6 win over McDonogh on April 5. The following day, in a 5-4 win over St. John's (N.Y.), he went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Last Wednesday, he was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and a double in an 11-10 loss to St. Paul's before coming back Friday to go 3-for-4 with four RBIs and a double in a nine-inning upset win over No. 11 Calvert Hall. A three-year varsity player, Butler, who maintains a 3.5 grade-point average, is batting .543 for the season with 24 RBIs and seven stolen bases.
Others considered: Jake Ashworth, Severn, baseball; R.G. Keenan, Boys' Latin, lacrosse; Brett Kowalewski, Fallston, baseball