|Clay Bush - 42
Appeared in 23 games, starting four.
? Had a 2-3 record with a 5.47 ERA...worked 49.1 innings with 28 walks and 28 strikeouts...had two saves (vs. Eastern Illinois, 2/27 and at Tennessee Tech, 3/5)...first appearance as a Blazer came vs. Alabama State (2/13); Bush worked 2.0 innings, retiring six of 10 batters with three strikeouts in the Blazers? 24-6 victory...first start came vs. Middle Tennessee (3/22); he worked five complete innings (his longest outing of the season) but didn?t get the decision in a 6-4 Blazer victory...first victory came at Charlotte (3/26); he worked 3.1 innings in relief, retiring 10 of the 12 batters he faced (three by strikeout) as UAB won 11-4...also had a victory vs. Cincinnati (5/7), working 2.0 innings in relief as the Blazers won 12-11.
Jones (Miss.) Junior College: Played two seasons at Jones Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. ...selected to 1999 Mississippi JuCo All-Star Game.
High School: Graduated from West Jones High School in Laurel, Miss. (1997)...was a three-year varsity letterwinner for the Mustangs...received All-District honors in 1996 and 1997...Mustangs were 1997 district champions.
Personal/Miscellaneous: Born Feb. 2, 1979 in Laurel, Miss. ...full name is Clay Randall Bush...parents are Dennis and Debbie Bush...major is history, minor is health education.