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BUTLER: Farley Adds Three to Baseball Roster

April 22, 2014


INDIANAPOLIS – Head Coach Steve Farley is happy to announce the addition of three student-athletes to the Butler baseball program. Gehrig Parker, Luke Johnson and Josh Goldberg will all join the roster this upcoming fall to impact the team for the 2015 season.

"We are excited to have Gehrig, Luke and Josh coming into our program," Head Coach Steve Farley said. "These guys address some immediate needs that we have in pitching depth and team speed. Each of these players come from very successful high school programs. They are good students with a strong work ethic and we think they will be a great fit for Butler Baseball."

Gehrig Parker – OF
5-11 / 180
Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South H.S.

Parker will join the program after a successful high school career at Maine South H.S. where he played for head coach Bill Milano. The Central Suburban All-Conference selection was a two-year team captain that helped his team win a sectional and regional championship in 2013. Away from the dugout, Parker is an Illinois State scholar as well as a member of the National Honor Society.

Luke Johnson – RHP
6-0 / 195
Atlanta, Ga. / Westminster H.S.

Johnson was a two-sport athlete at Westminister H.S. that will now focus on baseball once he arrives on campus. The right-handed pitcher was named to the 2012 WWBA 16U Pitching All-Tournament Team and was also a member of the 2012 Perfect Game National Underclass Showcase Top Prospect Team. Playing for head coach Russell Wrenn at Westminister, Johnson most recently earned recognition as a 2013 Prefect Game National Academic Showcase Top Prospect Team selection. He also helped his team reach the Georgia 2A Class Baseball State Finals.

Josh Goldberg – LHP
5-11 / 170
Tucson, Ariz. / Catalina Foothills H.S.

Goldberg, a three-year varsity letter-winner at Catalina Foothills H.S., will join Butler's program after playing under the guidance of head coach Jim Baldwin. The left-handed pitcher will add depth to the team, and will be a quality student in the classroom as Goldberg was honored recently with the High School Scholar Athlete Award. A member of the National Honor Society, Goldberg recently qualified for the Arizona All-Academic Game.

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