At Missouri State: After an all-conference sophomore season and an all-star summer in the Cape Cod League, Buddy Baumann enters 2009 with a secure spot in the weekend rotation for the Bears.
2008: Baumann was an all-MVC honorable mention selection after going 6-4 with a 4.66 ERA in 75.1 innings as the Bears' No. 2 starter ... Baumann hurled two complete games, defeating Iowa (3/9) in seven innings while striking out nine, and tossing a nine-inning gem versus Illinois State (4/26) when he scattered eight hits and allowed just one run ... Matched his season-high with nine strikeouts against Middle Tennessee (5/11) ... Fanned eight Northern Colorado hitters in six innings on March 15 ... Limited Evansville to one run in seven innings (4/12) ... Earned a save in his only relief appearance of the season, fanning two of the three SEMO hitters he faced in a perfect ninth on 3/26 ... Had seven strikeouts against Southern Illinois (3/29) and Wichita State (4/5) ... Pitched for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2008, landing a spot in the all-star game with a 4-1 record, 2.35 ERA, 41 strikeouts and just 17 walks in 53.2 innings ... Was the winning pitcher in the all-star game, pitching a scoreless eighth inning and benefitting from his team's comeback victory.
2007: Made 18 appearances as a freshman, finishing with a 4.85 ERA in 39 innings while striking out 43 batters to rank fourth on the staff ... Limited opponents to a .218 average, and his 9.92 strikeouts per nine innings ranked behind only future MLB draft picks Matt Frevert and Ross Detwiler on the staff ... Threw 4.2 innings of hitless relief with six strikeouts versus Texas-San Antonio (2/24) ... Tossed 3.2 innings of one-hit relief against UNI (3/24) ... Struck out four batters in 1.2 innings to close the victory against Kansas (3/27) ... Made his first start of the year versus Oral Roberts (5/8), allowing three hits and striking out four in five innings in a no-decision ... Gave up three hits in four innings to No. 12 Wichita State to earn the victory in the MVC Tournament (5/23) ... Was a Northwoods League All-Star and Silver Glove Award winner for the St. Cloud Riverbats in the summer after going 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 62 innings.
Background: Buddy Baumann was a starter for the Logan-Rogersville Wildcats for three seasons ... His senior season, Baumann went 10-2 with a 1.43 ERA and fanned 143 batters in 78 innings on the way to first-team all-state honors ...He had a 3-3 mound mark as a sophomore with a 2.83 earned run average and went 2-2 with a 2.17 ERA as a junior for coach Corey Roy.
Personal: George Charles Baumann was born December 9, 1987, to George and Melissa Baumann in Palos, Ill. ... He has one sister, Amanda ... Majoring in history.