Appeared in 15 games as a pinch hitter and backup catcher, hitting 4-for-15 (.267) with a double, two walks and an RBI…had hit in each of his last two at-bats as a Seminole, singles against Jacksonville and Sam Houston State in the NCAA Super Regional…finished his Seminole career with a .205 batting average in 39 at-bats, three doubles and seven RBI.
Appeared in 26 games of the 2016 season…ended the year with 24 at-bats, an on-base percentage of .250, six RBI, and two doubles…his big hit of the season came on March 2 against Villanova with a two-RBI single to left that helped the Seminoles reach extra innings and ultimately win in walk-off fashion…played summer ball for the Santa Barbara Foresters in the California League, where he tallied 10 hits in 47 at-bats and garnered four RBI in 18 games.
Played for Walters State Community College from 2013-15…posted a .320 batting average along with 37 runs, 26 RBI, six home runs and five stolen bases in 2015…caught 15 runners attempting to steal…recorded a .992 fielding percentage committing with just three errors in 375 chances…threw out 34.1 percent of would-be base stealers on the year…led Walters State to a third place finish at the NJCAA World Series in 2015.
Graduated from North Buncombe High School in Asheville, N.C.…ended his career with a .423 batting average, .455 on-base percentage, 107 hits, 93 RBI, 29 doubles, 26 walks and seven home runs…earned All-Mountain Athletic Conference honors on three occasions and was named All-Western North Carolina twice…named as the team Most Valuable Player on two occasions.
Son of Peggy and George Bussey…has two siblings, Boyce and Amanda…majoring in editing, writing and media…born on August 4, 1993.