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#32 Austin Busse
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Lake Highlands H.S.
Major: History
Experience: 3 Letters
Austin has been a key member of the pitching staff during his time in a Jackrabbit uniform ... has been effective both as a setup man and spot starter ... named to Summit League All-Academic Team and Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

Ranked second on the team with 20 appearances and two saves ... enjoyed an impressive month of April in which he posted a 2.35 earned run average as he went 2-0 with two saves in eight appearances ... recorded final five outs to record first save of career in series finale at Western Illinois (4/10), then came back three days later to earn victory in lone start of the season, versus North Dakota, as he struck out two and allowed one earned run in six innings (4/13) ... notched final out to record the save in first game of doubleheader against Southern Utah (4/23) ... earned win in relief against Minnesota, hurling 1 1/3 scoreless innings (4/27) ... tied single-game career high with four strikeouts in three innings of work at Oral Roberts (5/13) ... allowed only 18 hits in 19 1/3 innings of work in Summit League play

Logged 24 1/3 innings in 17 appearances, including two starts ... picked up lone victory of season in final homestand against Western Illinois, allowing only two runs in 3 1/3 innings of relief in first game of twinbill (5/22) ... struck out four batters in two innings as Jackrabbits went on to defeat Oral Roberts in extra innings in first game of doubleheader (5/8) ... both starts came against the University of North Dakota in mid-week games ... made pair of appearances against Oral Roberts in Summit League Championship (5/28-29) ... compiled 3.38 earned run average and limited opponents to .241 batting average in Summit League games

Made 10 appearances with one start ... opened season by pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings at Central Arkansas (2/27) ... struck out season-high two batters in three-inning stint at Northern Iowa (4/8) ... lone start came in opening game of doubleheader at North Dakota, where he allowed only one earned run in seven innings to pick up first career victory (4/22) ... five of his appearances came in Summit League games, including Jackrabbit victories over Oakland (5/1), IPFW (5/10) and Southern Utah (5/15) ... pitched scoreless inning with strikeout in Southern Utah appearance as Jackrabbits swept doubleheader

Brought championship experience to the Jackrabbit program ... two-time all-district selection at Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, winning the earned run average title in 2007 with a 1.27 ERA ... during summer baseball, played on American Amateur Baseball Congress Mickey Mantle World Series championship team in 2006 ... also played varsity football two years ... academically, was honored as an AP Scholar and Texas Scholar and was a member of the National Honor Society