Game-Highs Innings Pitched: 3.0 (3/22/13 vs. Bethune-Cookman) Strikeouts: 5 (3/12/13 vs. Northern Colorado)
Posted a 4.58 ERA (9er, 17.2ip) over 15 appearances
Held opponents to a .197 batting average against
Did not allow a run over his first 7 games (9.0 IP)
Struck out a career-high 5 over 2.0 innings on March 12 vs. Northern Colorado ... Combined with starter Jake Doller to hold Northern Colorado to one hit in the game.
First and only save was a three-inning effort in which he retired all 9 Bethune-Cookman batters he faced on March 22
Allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 1/3 of an inning on April 24 at Nebraska
Held Oklahoma scoreless over 2.0 innings on May 19
Limited Oregon State to one run on 3 hits in 2.0 innings pitched on June 9 in the Super Regional
2013 Summer League Played for the Junction City Brigade ... Went 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA with 16 strikeouts in first 12 innings pitched ... Also pitched for the El Dorado Broncos in the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series ... Earned 2 wins in 2 starts with the Broncos ... Allowed 2 runs over 5 innings on July 29 against the Tulsa Braves ... Struck out 4 and walked 1 in 7 innings against the Colorado Sox.
Brookings HS: Lettered for the Bobcats under head coach Rob Hirrschoff... Went 7-1 with a 0.68 ERA and 103 strikeouts as a junior, earning all-state honors and helping his team finish in third place at the state championships... Came back with a 9-2 record and a 2.23 ERA en route to a state championship and another all-state selection... Was also named all-region in 2010, 2011 and 2012... Also lettered four years in football and basketball, earning all-conference accolades in basketball on two occasions.
Personal: Landon Hondo Busch was born September 19, 1993, in Milbank, S.D... Son of Mike and Dawn Busch... Has three siblings, Logan, Tatum and Christian... Father, Mike, was the quarterback for two games for the New York Giants during the 1987 NFL strike... Mike is a high school football and basketball coach, as well as the athletic director.