Made 15 appearances with 13 starts ... Was used as both the Friday and Saturday starter throughout the season before moving to the bullpen for the final three series of the season ... Logged 64.2 innings, second-most on the team ... 42 strikeouts was second on the AU staff ... Struckout a season-high six batters in Friday night start at Vanderbilt ... Had the best strikeout-to-walk ratio of any weekend starter (40-24) before moving to the bullpen.
JUNIOR COLLEGE One-year letterwinner for Glenn Eames at Darton Junior College ... Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Freshman Pitcher of the Year in 2005 ... As a freshman at Darton, he completed the regular season with a conference-best .189 batting average against and an ERA of 2.08, allowing just eight extra-base hits, none of which were home runs, in 77 innings of work while owning a 7-3 record ... 2005 NJCAA Division I Second Team All-Region selection.
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for Franklin Deloach at East Coweta High School ... Helped lead ECHS to the most successful three-year period in school history with an 82-20 record during those three years and setting school records for wins in 2003 with 29 and breaking that record in 2004 with 31 ... ECHS was the AAAAA State runner-up in both 2003 and 2004 ... Was 7-1 with 2 saves and an ERA of 2.29 as a senior, striking out 63 in 58 innings of work ... Also hit .347 in his final season at ECHA ... Two-time First Team All-Area Selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Two-time First-Team All-Region 4-A .... Was 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA while striking out 54 in 47 innings and allowing only 13 walks as a junior ... Also hit .456.
PERSONAL Brett William Butts ... Son of Keith and Kandie Butts ... Has one brother, Bryan (18) ... Father, Keith, played baseball at Gordon College ... Uncle, Alan Butts, is the Baseball Systems Operator and bullpen catcher for the Atlanta Braves ... Major: Education.