Buschmann goes back-to-back

For the second week in a row, Lake Elsinore Storm starting pitcher Matt Buschmann has been recognized as the California League Pitcher of the Week. Buschmann is the second Storm pitcher to be honored this season along with Wade Leblanc who was also named twice this year.

Matt Buschmann posted a 2-0 record in his last two starts, allowing only two earned runs in 12.2 innings pitched.

The 23-year-old right-hander defeated the High Desert Mavericks in Lake Elsinore last Tuesday and proceeded to open the series against the San Jose Giants with a victory at Municipal Stadium. Buschmann is 7-4 with a 3.42 ERA so far this season, including winning his last three starts.

The Wildwood, Missouri native was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft out of Vanderbilt.

He spent the majority of the 2006 season at Short-A Eugene, going 3-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 15 games. He ranked second on the team with 63 strikeouts and finished third among Northwest League starters in strikeouts per nine innings (9.06) before being promoted to Single-A Lake Elsinore on August 26, 2006. Buschmann was 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA in two starts with the Storm last season.

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