39 - Thomas Van Buskirk
Thomas Van Buskirk
Birth Date: 08/15/1983
Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
High School: Mullen
Position: RHP

As a Senior in 2005: Led the Broncos for the second straight year in appearance, with 27, all in relief ... went 1-1 on the season with one save and a 4.13 ERA ... struck out the only two batters he faced to earn the save against Utah on February 5 ... struck out two in an inning-and-one-third of work to earn the win over Cal Poly on February 26 ... struck out the side in his only inning of work on March 19 against Pepperdine ... threw an inning-and-two-thirds of scoreless ball against Gonzaga on April 30 ... struck out one in an inning of relief on May 21 against Portland ... selected in the 40th Round (#1208 overall) by the Texas Rangers in the 2005 MLB Draft on June 8 ... a member of the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

As a Junior in 2004: Led the Broncos with 32 appearances, all in relief, in 2004... earned the Coaches Award at the season ending banquet... second on the team with a 3.89 ERA... posted a 4-2 record for the third-best winning percentage on the team... put together 11 straight appearances without allowing an earned run from March 7 - April 10... did not allow a run in final eight outings of the season... tallied first win of the season with a scoreless inning against San Jose State on March 7... second win of the season came against San Francisco on March 28... allowed only one hit and struck out two in two innings of work against the Dons... posted a season-high four strikeouts in third win of the season against Portland on April 3... 3.1 inning outing against the Pilots was also a season-high... won fourth decision of the year against Loyola Marymount on April 17 after throwing 1.2 scoreless frames.

As a Sophomore in 2003: Made three appearances on the mound for the Broncos his sophomore season... recorded two strikeouts against Stanford on April 29, helping the Broncos secure a 2-0 shutout over the second-ranked Cardinal.

As a Freshman in 2002: Made five appearances on the mound in 2002... struck out one batter in one inning of work against Portland on April 19.

High School Information: A 2001 graduate of J.K. Mullen High School in Littleton, Colorado... played football, basketball and baseball at Mullen... earned all-conference honors in football... went 7-4 in baseball, pitching 55.2 innings of work with 71 strikeouts, 25 walks and a 3.25 ERA in 2001... member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society... named the Denver Post Student Athlete of the Week... earned the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award.

Personal Data: Born August 15, 1983 in Denver, Colo... parents are David and Kathleen Van Buskirk... both parents went to the University of Colorado... has one younger sibling named Kayly... major is computer engineering... hobbies include playing sports, skiing and snowboarding.

Van Buskirk's Career Pitching Statistics

 

Year ERA GP/GS W-L CG SV Sho IP R/ER H SO BB
2002 18.00 5/0 0-0 0 0 0 4.0 12/8 9 4 5
2003 0.00 3/0 0-0 0 0 0 1.1 2/0 2 2 1
2004 3.89 32/0 4-2 0 0 0 39.1 20/17 36 31 19
2005 4.13 27/0 1-1 0 1 0 28.1 14/13 30 8 27
Career 4.69 67/0 5-3 0 1 0 73.0 48/38 77 45 52