Game Two Saturday
Wins Over Idaho State and Santa Clara
10-0 over Santa Clara
Saturday and Sunday
2011 Softball Fall Ball
2014 (Jr.): Is expected to be a big presence in the middle of our lineup and to handle a large pitching staff behind the plate.
2013 (So.): Spent the majority of her sophomore season as Nevada's starting catcher ... Played in 50 of Nevada's 53 games with 48 starts ... Hit .259 with 15 extra-base hits, made up of eight doubles and seven home runs ... Her seven bombs were good enough for second among all Nevada players and the most in any season for the California native ... Drove in a career-high 30 runs, making her one of the six Nevada players to drive in at least that many ... Drew 20 walks to post an on-base percentage of .341.
2012 (Fr.): Was Nevada's starting catcher on 33 occasions ... Tied for second on the team with six home runs in her first season in the Silver and Blue ... Slugged .495 in 105 at bats to lead all Wolf Pack players ... Hit .276 and added three doubles and a triple ... Drew 12 walks and posted a .353 on-base percentage.
A four-year letterwinner at Saugus High School in Saugus, Calif. ... Started every game of her career ... Captained her squad in her junior and senior year ... Hit .391 and slugged .663 during her senior season ... Earned academic-excellence honors in each of her four years at Saugus.
Daughter of Carl and Lisa Butera ... Full name is Ashley Leesa Butera ... Has a severe nut allergy ... Is also allergic to kiwis, mangos, cats, alfalfa hay, mold and penicillin ... Enjoys watching TV, knitting, baking swimming and skiing in her time away from the diamond ... Lists her best sports memory as hitting her first HS home run against an opposing pitcher who was committed to Tennessee on a full scholarship.