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(Updated November 2016)


Went 0-1 with a 5.04 ERA in 28 appearances…ranks 10th all-time in appearances at FSU with 94…first start of the season came at Jacksonville…threw two shutout innings in facing the minimum recording four groundouts and a pair of fly outs…worked two scoreless innings in the series finale against FIU allowing just two hits…threw an inning against Maine and stuck out a season-high two hitters…had his best relief stint of the season at Wake Forest appearing in two games and throwing a combined 3.1 scoreless innings allowing four hits, no walks and six strikeouts – recorded three strikeouts in both outings to set a season-high…worked a scoreless inning in relief against Rhode Island in game two to preserve a shutout – faced four batters, striking out two and walking one…threw a season-high 3.1 innings at Stetson in game two of a mid-week split…appeared in the final game of the season against Arizona in the CWS, tossing a scoreless, hitless inning.


Appeared in 26 games making five starts during his junior campaign…finished the season 6-2 with a 4.29 ERA and one save…finished second on the team in wins, appearances and innings pitched (63.0)…struck out 44 batters in 63.0 innings while holding opponents to a .273 batting average…opened the season in the starting rotation posting starts against VMI, Hofstra, Georgia, Boston College and Virginia…went 1-0 with his lone win coming against the Pride…best start came at Georgia as he worked 5.0 innings allowing six hits and just one run as he walked one and struck out two in earning a no decision…moved to the bullpen following his start against Virginia…in 21 relief appearances, went 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 43.0 innings of work…recorded 33 strikeouts and issued 17 walks…allowed 36 hits as a reliever including just seven extra base hits…was a dominant force on the road in 10 relief appearances – went 3-0 with a save and a 1.56 ERA…allowed just three earned runs in 17.1 innings of work as he struck out 12 and walked six…his lone save on the year came at Virginia Tech as he worked 2.1 innings in the third game of the series…tied a season-high with five strikeouts twice – Hofstra and Wake Forest…made two appearances in the ACC Tournament – worked two scoreless innings against Clemson followed with 2.0 innings of three hit, two run ball against Georgia Tech…made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament…worked 2.1 scoreless innings against Bethune-Cookman in the opener as he struck out four to earn his sixth win of the season…worked a scoreless inning in relief against Alabama a day later…pitched 3.1 innings against Texas A&M in game three of the Super Regional.


Finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in ERA (10th) and opponents’ batting average (3rd)…finished 6-2 with a 3.94 ERA…made 21 appearances, including 10 starts, but was in the rotation when the `Noles made their postseason run…finished with 73 strikeouts in 82.1 innings of work…in 11 relief appearances, he worked 30.1 innings and allowed just six runs…recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts in 5.0 plus innings of work at Boston College…earned a no-decision in his first start of the season at Duke (4/17), allowing four runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings…matched a season-high working 6.0 innings in his third start of the season against Le Moyne, when he did not walk a batter for the first time in 16 career starts… established a season-high with eight strikeouts…tossed 4.0 innings and allowed four runs in a no-decision against Miami…did not factor in the middle game of the NC State series, despite allowing only three runs in 6.1 innings…after giving up three runs in the first, he kept the Wolfpack scoreless over the next 5.1 innings yielding just one hit…suffered first loss of season in a shortened start at Clemson, when the Tigers scored six runs in 2.1 innings…did not factor in FSU’s 11-4 ACC Tournament win over top-seeded Virginia…worked 4.1 innings, allowing three runs on two hits as he walked three and struck out one…set a season-high with 6.2 inning against Central Connecticut in the opening game of the NCAA Norwich Regional…earned his first victory since moving into the starting rotation on April 17…struck out six and scattered three runs and five hits, retiring 10 consecutive batters at one point…raised his season-high to 7.0 innings in game 2 of the Super Regional against Vanderbilt…allowed three runs – one earned – on five hits, while suffering his second loss of the season…led the Seminoles to their only College World Series win… worked 5.1 innings against Florida and allowed just two runs on two hits…settled in on the big stage, retiring the first batter he faced in five of six innings started.


Second team Freshman All-American by Ping! Baseball…went 6-2 with a 3.97 ERA in his first season at Florida State…used primarily out of the bullpen in the early portion of the season before finding a spot in the weekend rotation in week five…finished tied for 10th in the ACC for innings pitched at 90.2…inherited 11 runners in six relief appearances allowing only four to score…entered a game as a relief pitcher with the bases loaded three times in 2009…slammed the door on the competition with runners on base limiting opponents to a .210 batting average…tied for the team lead with five pickoffs…earned his first career start at Florida on March 17…first weekend start came in the middle game against Clemson as he worked 5.1 innings in earning a no decision…registered first collegiate win at Maryland, working a career high 8.0 innings…allowed two runs on four hits and struck out five…went 6+ innings in three straight ACC starts, picking up victories in each game…finished league play with a 4-1 record and a 4.44 ERA… picked up the win against Miami in the ACC Tournament, clinching a spot for FSU in the ACC championship game…held the Hurricanes to two runs on four hits in 6.0 innings of work…in two starts against Miami, allowed just five hits while striking out six…pitched the opening game of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional against Marist working 4.2 innings in a no-decision…posted a career-high eight strikeouts in his final start of the season against Arkansas in the NCAA Super Regional…earned a no decision after limiting the Razorbacks to just two runs on six hits over 6.0 innings.


Earned first team All-State honors as a senior after posting an 8-2 record with a 0.54 ERA…registered 83 strikeouts in 64.1 innings of work in leading West Boca Raton to the Regional Semifinals…was also member of the All-Area team…as a junior,Busch helped West Boca Raton to the 2007 Regional Finals…was a member of the South All-Stars at the Dick Howser Senior All-Star Showcase played inside Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.


Son of Mark and Kellie Busch…member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Spring 2009 and Fall 2011)…major is social sciences…born on September 8, 1989.