|| Brian Busick
Highs: 6.0 innings (v. UCSB 5/6/10-relief, 4/19/10 at OSU-start)... 6 strikeouts (v. UCSB 5/6/10)
Team USA: Has already donned the red, white and blue of Team USA, pitching for the Pony National Team at the 2007 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars in Cary, N.C.
Stanford Career: Two-year spot starter was primarily a reliever in 2011 and last part of 2010... appeared in 44 career games with an 8-3 record and 3.65 ERA over 88.2 innings... struck out 61 and walked 26 with a .284 opponent average.
As a senior in 2012: Appeared in two games over 2.0 innings, giving up two earned on three hits... struck out two and walked two.
As a Junior in 2011: Did not pitch until April 19 with an elbow injury, going 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA over nine appearances and 19.1 innings... struck out 20 and walked four, giving up 22 hits over 19.1 innings... produced a .289 opponent average... pitched two shutout innings to close out NCAA Regional over Illinois (6/5) with five strikeouts... picked up the win in series sweep of Washington (5/8), pitching final 1.1 innings, stranding two runners on in 2-1 game in eighth for final out before Stanford scored six in the eighth to win 7-2... First win in 2011 was three shutout innings over Cal (4/25) in midweek game... pitched for the first time at SCU (4/19), striking out two in his first inning of work and pitching 1.2 shutout innings... gave up one run over 2.2 innings at North Carolina (6/11) in the Super Regional.
As a Sophomore in 2010: Part-time starter who moved to the bullpen for the final 10 games of the season, going 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA over 22 games and six starts for NCAA Regional team... had a 1.78 ERA out of the bullpen (6 er in 30.1 IP)... struck out 33 and walked 17 with a .283 opponent batting average... allowed one run in relief in the first game against ASU (5/27)... got fifth win with 2.2 shutout innings against Hawai'i (5/18)... pitched three shutout innings on Friday at Long Beach State for his first save (5/7) and then gave up two runs over 3.2 innings of relief on Sunday (5.9)... started six straight games from April 1 to May 2 going 2-1 with a 5.76 ERA... career-high 6.0 innings for his second win as as starter at Oregon State... Pitched to the minimum 18 batters over 6.0 innings of relief work v. UC Santa Barbara (3/6), retiring first 12 in a row... struck out six after not pitching more than 2.0 innings in his career as team went from 4-1 down to win in extra innings... produced a 1.26 ERA out of the bullpen through late March before going to the starting rotation.
As a Freshman in 2009: Pitched in 11 games during his freshman season, including four starts in midweek contests ... went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA over 12 innings ... tossed a scoreless, hitless inning in his collegiate debut February 25 versus Saint Mary's, erasing a leadoff walk by inducing a double play ball ... did not allow a run over his first seven appearances (one start), giving up just four hits over 7.0 innings ... earned his first career win in his initial collegiate start, retiring all six batters faced in a 16-3 victory April 15 at Santa Clara.
High School: Graduated in 2008 from Poway High School near San Diego, where he was a four-year letterwinner during a stellar prep career ... tied the Poway record for most career wins with a 24-5 prep ledger ... was a second-team All-Palomar League selection and an all-state honoree after going 7-0 with a 2.30 ERA as a sophomore ... finished 10-2 with a 1.85 ERA as a junior en route to first team All-Palomar League and first-team All-North County honors, along with second-team All-CIF San Diego Section accolades ... was All- Palomar League honorable mention after logging a 6-3 record and a 2.42 ERA ... Poway was Palomar League champion in both 2005 and 2008, while capturing the Div. I San Diego Section CIF crown in both 2006 and 2008 ... team finished 2008 ranked No. 8 in the nation by Maxpreps and No. 14 by USA Today ... coached by Bob Parry.
Personal Information: Son of Ron and Cathy Busick ... has two brothers, Brad and Josh ... when he was born, he couldn't move his right arm due to temporary paralysis caused by compressed nerves ... he is now right-handed in everything he does ... majoring in management, science and engineering.