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Brian Bogusevic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oak Lawn, Ill.

High School:
DeLaSalle Intitute

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 211

Position:
OF/LHP

Birthdate:
02/18/1984

Experience:
2L

Major:
Legal Studies

Brian Bogusevic

2005 Honors:
Drafted First Round (24th overall) by Houston Astros
Louisville Slugger First-Team All-American
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Second-Team All-American
College Baseball Foundation National Honors Team
First-Team All-Conference USA Pitcher
Conference USA All-Tournament Team (Pitcher)
NCAA New Orleans Regional All-Tournament Team (Pitcher)
Semifinalist for the Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy
Semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award
Semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award

Season Highlights (entering CWS)
Started 18 games on the mound as a junior and has seen action in 39 contests as a position player, including 25 starts in right and seven as the designated hitter...named first-team Louisville Slugger All-American, second team NCBWA All-American and first-team All-Conference USA as a pitcher after leading the team in ERA (3.14), wins (13) and innings pitched (123.1), ranking second strikeouts (123), strikeouts per nine (8.98) and opponent batting average (.254), and standing third in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.00)...leads C-USA in innings pitched while ranking second in ERA and wins, third in strikeouts, and 10th in opponent batting average...earned C-USA All-Tournament honors after giving up three runs (two earned) on 10 hits while strikeout out six and not allowing a walk in a 6.0-inning start vs. East Carolina in the quarterfinals...had eight-plus strikeout performances eight times, including 10 at Louisville (3/ 26) and vs. TCU (5/20), and a career-best 13 in the season opener vs. Southeast Missouri State (2/11)...started three shutout ballgames in 2005, including a complete-game blanking at Pepperdine (2/25)...went at least 8.0 innings six times and allowed four or fewer hits in eight of his 15 starts...offensive production was limited early on due to a lingering hamstring injury, but is currently hitting .322 with eight doubles and 24 RBI...ranks fourth on the team with nine stolen bases...has 10 multiple-hit games, including a season-best three vs. Memphis (May 6)...also has six multiple-RBI outings, including three vs. Southeast Missouri State (2/12)...had a five-game hitting streak from March 5-13 when he hit .333 (6-for-18) with a double and four RBI.

NCAA New Orleans Regional: Started a pair of games in the regional, one on the mound and one in right field...earned All-Tournament honors as a pitcher after posting a win over Alabama (June 4) a solid 7.1-inning start when he allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out five and walking five...started the championship game in right field and went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt and also scored a run.

NCAA New Orleans Super Regional: Started all three games in the Super Regional, one on the mound and two in right field...hit .300 (3-for-10) with a double and three RBI...had a key, two-RBI single in the eighth-inning of the championship game (June 13)...had a rough outing on the mound on June 11, giving up seven runs on 12 hits in 4.0 innings of work.

2004: Utility athlete started all 62 games as a sophomore, including 38 starts in right field, eight in center and 16 as the designated hitter, while appearing in 17 games with 16 starts on the mound...earned second-team All-America recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Assocation and Baseball America, third-team All-America honors from CollegeBaseballInsider.com, and was named to the first-team ABCA All-South Region, first-team All-Louisiana and second-team All-Conference USA teams...at the plate, led team in RBI (68), triples (4) total bases (132) while pacing the squad in wins (tied with nine), strikeouts (84) complete games (tied with 3), pickoffs (5) and innings pitched (111.2) from the hill...also ranked second on the team in home runs (10), hits (tied with 80) and slugging percentage (.559), third in runs scored (51) and stolen bases (nine), fourth in batting average (.339) and walks (tied with 28), and tied for fifth in doubles (14) at the plate while finishing third in ERA (4.19), strikeouts-per-nine (6.77) and opponent batting average (.289), and fourth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.36) while toeing the rubber...ranked third in C-USA in RBI, fifth in triples, and 12th in hits offensively while finishing first in the league in innings pitched, second in wins and pickoffs, and seventh in strikeouts and strikeouts looking when taking the mound...unanimous choice for Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Oxford Regional after hitting .364 (4-for-11) with a home run, six RBI and a trio of walks while also earning a win on the mound in a 3-2 decision over Washington (6/4) when he struck out three and gave up two earned runs on eight hits in 8.2 innings of work...had a team-best 21 multiple-RBI games, including four four-RBI games and a career-best six vs. UMBC (2/22)...also had 22 multiple-hit games, including four three-hit games and three four-hit outings...had a seven-game hitting streak to open the season when he hit .565 (13-for-23) with four doubles, a triple, a homer and 10 RBI...tallied an eight-game streak from May 9-26 when he hit .548 (17-for-31) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 14 RBI...had eight games with five or more strikeouts, including a career-best 10 vs. Southern Miss (4/24) and vs. Saint Louis (5/14)...named C-USA Player of the Week, Louisiana Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week on April 12 after hitting .538 with a pair of home runs and eight RBI...also named C-USA, LSWA and NCBWA Pitcher of the Week on April 12 after tossing 8.2 scoreless innings vs. LSU with four strikeouts, no walks and four hits...tallied three complete games - a seven-inning affair at Memphis (5/2) and nine-inning contests vs. USF (5/8) and at Houston (5/20).

2003: Two-way standout played in 55 games as a true freshman, including 42 starts in right field, six as the designated hitter and four on the mound...earned Freshman All-America honors from Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball as a utility athlete, and picked up first-team All-Louisiana and Conference USA All-Freshman Team recognition...paced team with four triples while ranking fifth on the team in batting average (.321), doubles (10), total bases (92) and slugging percentage (.477), and sixth on the squad in RBI (36)...had 17 multiple-hit games, including six three-hit games and a career-high four hits in four at-bats against UL-Lafayette (3/5)...also recorded eight multiple-RBI games, including three on three occasions...ended the year with a season-best seven-game hitting streak when he hit .333 (9-for-27) with a home run, a triple and five RBI...missed the C-USA Tournament after suffering an appendicitis on the eve of the tourney, but bounced back strong the following weekend to hit .357 (5-for-14) with a home run and three RBI in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional...on the mound, appeared in 13 games, including four starts, and tallied a 2-0 record as a starter while picking up the win out of the bullpen against LSU (4/29)...struck out six and scattered six singles in 6.0 innings of work in his first career start while not walking a batter against UNO (4/1)...also claimed the win against Houston (4/11) in career start No. 2, giving up just one earned run in 6.2 innings while striking out a pair...named C-USA and Louisiana Player of the Week on March 10 after hitting .769 (10-for-13) with a 1.154 slugging percentage courtesy of three doubles and a triple in four games, and pitching 2.0 scoreless innings while giving up just one hit and one walk against UL-Lafayette and Manhattan.

Summer Ball: Played for the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2003 and the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod League in 2004...in 2003, was named second-team All-NEBCL after finishing second on the squad in batting average (.320), runs (41) and doubles (8) while posting two homers, 18 RBI and a .445 slugging percentage...also pitched one scoreless inning of relief when he struck out two...earned a spot on the 2004 U.S. National Team but instead played in Falmouth where he posted 15 hits, including a pair of doubles, and five RBI in 25 games as a position player, and appeared in five games in relief where he struck out seven and scattered three hits in 5.2 innings of scoreless work.

High School: Three-year letterman at De La Salle Institute for coach Brad Esposito, seeing time on the mound and in the outfield...helped the Meteors go a combined 93-16, win the Chicago Catholic League Championship in 2000 and 2001 and advance to the Elite Eight as a sophomore...named all-conference all three years he played while claiming all-state and all-area honors his final two seasons...for his career, hit .442 with 20 home runs and 117 RBI...as a senior, named Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year and received the Tony Lawless Award as the MVP of the Chicago Catholic League...also named Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete and De La Salle Scholar Athlete as a senior...as a junior, named Coca-Cola Player of the Year and to the White Sox Area Code team...off the diamond was a member of the National Honor Society and was an Illinois State Scholar.

Personal: Full name is Brian Thomas Bogusevic...born Feb. 18, 1984 in Palos Heights, Ill...son of Thomas and Sandra Bogusevic...has one sister, Jennifer...majoring in legal studies.

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