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35  Dusty Buck
Dusty Buck


Lubbock, Texas

High School:

Last College:
Howard College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190





Finished the 2002 season with a record of 8-2 and a 4.30 ERA...he allowed 71 hits and 35 earned runs while giving up just 23 73 1/3 innings of work he struckout 41 batters and held opposing hitters to a .248 batting average...2002 RECAP...Pitched 2.0 innings of relief against BYU in the final game of the three game series where he gave up two hits, committed one defensive error and struckout one batter...gave up three earned runs in 0.2 innings against New Mexico on Feb. 3rd...his first career start as a Red Raider was a success as he earned the win over TCU on Feb. 20th after pitching 5 innings allowing just two earned runs...suffered his first loss of the season in the second game of the doubleheader against Texas A&M on March 1...pitched a season-high six innings and picked up the win against Sam Houston State on March 13...picked up his first career Big 12 win against Kansas on April 14 as he replaced an injured Nathan Fouts in the fourth inning...he pitched four innings allowing just three hits and no earned runs...picked up his fifth win of the season in his first Sunday start of the year against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on April 21...picked up his sixth win of the season against Oklahoma on April 28 as he gave up just three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings...earned his seventh win of the season against Texas-Pan American on May 12th as he pitched five innings allowing two runs on six hits...improved to 8-1 on the year as he pitched a seven-inning complete game allowing just three hits and one earned run.

Went 8-4 last season at Howard Junior College and tallied a 4.00 ERA...was coached by Justin Hays (youngest son of Texas Tech head coach Larry Hays)

A 1999 graduate of Monterey High School where he played baseball for legendary head coach Bobby Moegle...two-time All-District and All-City selection in 1999 and 1998...named to the 1997 All-State Tournament team...helped Monterey to a two-year record of 70-28 and two district championships (97 and 98)...hit .300 with two home runs and 30 RBI as a senior...went 10-0 and hit .404 as a junior.

Born September 15, 1980 in Lubbock, Texas...son of Richard and Tara Buck of Lubbock...nephew of Texas Tech head equipment manager Don Buck...hobbies include auto racing and hunting.

I chose Texas Tech because: My family could be a part of my career
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Movie: National Lampoon?s Vacation
Favorite Actor: Tommy Lee Jones
Favorite Restaurant: Lujans
Favorite Athlete: Brian Urlacher
My Role Model Is: My whole family
My Ideal Vacation Would Be A Trip To: A ranch in Colorado
If I could Play Another Sport At Texas Tech It Would Be: Football

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