Nashoba's Butler commits to Maine

Nashoba Regional junior righthander Charlie Butler has verbally committed to the University of Maine for the fall of 2012.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Butler is currently 6-0 with 1.68 ERA for the 10-2 Chieftains, and is also hitting .462 from the plate.

When he enrolls at the Orono, Maine campus, he'll join up with another Central Mass brethren in former Westborough standout and freshman catcher Fran Whitten. The Black Bears' roster is sprinkled with some Massachusetts lineage, including Mike Connolly (Bridgewater-Raynham), Kevin Scanlan (Lincoln-Sudbury), Steve Perakslis (Abington), Colin Gay (Franklin) and Keith Bilodeau (Bourne).