finished the season with a .418 batting average, 23 hits, 19 RBIs and two home runs — also boasting All-SMAC Potomac Division and All-County first-team selections.
“It was nice to have such a versatile player to help where needed,” said Lydon, referring to Butler. “And it shows you what an exceptional and dedicated athlete he is.”
During the outdoor track and field season under head coach Rohan Phipps, Butler did sprinting, hurdle, mid-distance and relay events.
Butler brought home gold in the the 1A North Region championships in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.32 seconds. He also placed seventh in the region in the 100 and 200 dashes.
Juggling both sports can be a bit overwhelming as well, and learning to balance the time between both sports was the biggest adjustment Butler had to make. It was a challenge, but it didn’t impact his devotion to baseball and it didn’t affect his performance on the track.
“It felt great to be able to be the best athlete that I could be at McDonough and help the team in both sports,” said Butler, who played varsity baseball for three seasons. “Track really help me get faster strong for baseball. I was able to throw harder and hit the ball better because my legs were stronger.”
McDonough High School graduate Brant Butler finished off a stellar spring season on the baseball and the outdoor track and field teams. Butler helped lead the baseball team to a 16-4 overall record, a SMAC championship and a berth to the Class 1A North Region championship game as a pitcher and shortstop. He also claimed a regional title in the 110 hurdles in track.