An Owl Makes it to the Major Leagues

KENNESAW – Alan Busenitz, who played baseball at Kennesaw State from 2012-13, got a memorable call from the Minnesota Twins Saturday (June 17) morning, calling the right-handed hurler up from the Rochester Red Wings (AAA) to join the club at Target Field.

“This is a special day for Alan (Busenitz), his family, and Owl Nation,” head coach Mike Sansing said. “He is a special player and I’m excited to see him called up and live out his dreams. It’s a great opportunity and this is rewarding for everyone associated with Kennesaw State athletics.”

For Busenitz, the RHP is the eighth big leaguer called up to the MLB in Kennesaw State history. His breakout season in 2013 carried over in the draft, who got selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 25th round (757th overall). Busenitz’s 2013 season compiled of a 3.77 ERA in 22 relief appearances, striking out 39 batters in 35.0 frames. He allowed just 11 earned runs and 32 hits, becoming one of the most dependable arms out of the bullpen.  

Below is a full review of Busenitz’s career stats in the MILB.


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