The Butler softball team is fighting for a postseason berth as they head to Villanova for a crucial three-game BIG EAST series. Butler (20-26, 9-12 BIG EAST) is trailing one game behind Providence in the race for the sixth spot in the 2024 BIG EAST Tournament.

By the Numbers
  • Butler currently sits one game behind Providence in the standings.
  • Each team has three games left in the season.
  • If Butler finishes the weekend with a better BIG EAST winning percentage than Providence, they secure the final postseason spot.
  • Cate Lehner leads the BIG EAST with 22 stolen bases.
State of Play
  • Villanova leads the all-time series against Butler, 12-10.
  • Villanova has a record of 27-20, 18-3 in the BIG EAST for the current season.
  • Key stats show Villanova scoring 255 runs to Butler's 189 and having a lower ERA of 3.52 compared to Butler's 5.23.
Bottom Line

Butler softball faces a critical weekend in their quest for a postseason spot, needing to outperform Providence to secure the 6th place. Victory hinges on key players like Cate Lehner, who leads in stolen bases, as they battle against Villanova's strong lineup.