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#44 Andrew Busby
Position: RHP
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gardendale, AL
High School: Gardendale HS
Other College: Wallace State-Hanceville [AL] CC
Experience: 1 Letter

2011:
Appeared in 13 games as a sophomore, posting a 1-0 record and a 10.38 earned run average while earning his first varsity letter • Also saw duty as a mid-week starter against Southern Miss (Apr. 5) and at South Alabama (May 3) • Made his MSU debut and earned his first win with 2.1 innings of relief against Northwestern State (Feb. 22) • Fanned three batters in that game and matched that season-best showing with three strikeouts against Eastern Illinois (Mar. 15) • Carded a season-longest 2.2-inning mound performance against Iowa (Mar. 4) • Appeared in six SEC contests (2.2), including an inning of scoreless relief against eventual national champion South Carolina (Apr. 22) • Played summer league baseball in the Cotton States Collegiate League with the Tippah County Tribe, posting a 2-1 record and a 1.04 earned run average en route to earning first-team all-league honors.

JUNIOR­ COLLEGE:
Starred on the mound during his lone season of competition at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala. • Coached by Randy Putman • Compiled a 6-3 record with a 5.28 earned run average and two saves as a freshman • Drew 10 starts and made seven relief appearances, registering a pair of complete-game pitching performances • As a rookie ranked second on the Wallace State staff with 75.0 innings pitched and 67 strikeouts.  

HIGH SCHOOL:
Three-year starter from 2007 to 2009 as a pitcher and catcher at Gardendale High School • Coached in high school by Pat Keedy • Earned Birmingham News All-Metro honors during his prep career • Played summer league baseball with Birmingham Baseball, coached by R.L. Langston and John Renfroe • Member of the GHS chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

PERSONAL:
Born Andrew Phillip Busby on October 26, 1990 in Birmingham, Ala. • Son of Liz and Phillip Busby of Gardendale, Ala. • Majoring in kinesiology.


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