Mike Bruszer
Mike Bruszer


Deerfield, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160



2005 Highlights: Batted .293 on the season with a home run and 34 RBI...stole a Horizon League-best and career-high 16 bases...scored 41 runs...belted eight doubles and legged out two triples...started all 60 games he appeared in...went 2-for-2 with two RBI, three runs scored and a homer against UW-Stevens Point on April 27...went 3-for-4 with a run scored against UW-Milwaukee on April 15...recorded 17 multi-hit games...went 3-for-4 with a run scored against Ohio State on March 21...knocked in two runs against Youngstown State during a 4-0 win in the Horizon League semifinals on May 27...turned in a huge 7-for-13 showing, with six runs scored, in a four-game set with UW-Milwaukee from April 15-17...went 7-for-15 with eight RBI and four runs scored in a four-game series with Chicago State in March...named Horizon League Player of the Week for period ending March 27 after batting .417 (10-for-24) with nine RBI...went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI against Cleveland State in the second game of a twinbill on May 7...tallied two RBI, two doubles and four runs scored against the Vikings to help spur the Flames to their first league road series sweep since 1993...2005 CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Baseball Team selection.

2004 Highlights: Appeared in 31 games, including 18 starts,...went 5-for-11 with eight RBI, three runs scored and a homer in a three-game series against Saint Louis,...went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a 12-3 victory over Sterling on March 23rd,...collected two hits and scored two runs in a 9-8 triumph over Bradley on April 7th,...picked up two hits apiece in losses to Lynn (3/24/04) and UW-Milwaukee (4/18/04),...lifted a sacrifice fly in a 8-5 victory over Cleveland State on April 30th,...was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases.

2003 Highlights:Redshirted the season and will retain two years of eligibility.

2002 Highlights: Garnered All-Horizon League first team honors as a shortstop,...started all 55 games for UIC,...was second on the squad with 67 hits,...recorded a team-high 221 at-bats, which was good for second in UIC history,...swiped 12 bases in 17 attempts,...went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases in a 4-1 victory over Florida A&M on February 22nd,...roped his lone home run of the season in an 8-4 victory over Cleveland State on May 4th,...batted .303 on the campaign,...went 3-for-6 with two RBI in an 11-6 come-from-behind victory over UW-Milwaukee on May 17th,...collected three hits in UIC,'s 3-1 victory over Detroit in the Horizon League Tournament,...went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a RBI in a 20-14 win over Viterbo on March 30th.

2001 Highlights: As a freshman, he started at shortstop in 58 of UIC,'s 60 games and compiled a .270 batting average,...shared MCC Newcomer of the Year honors and earned a spot on the MCC All-Newcomer Team...tallied 50 hits, 32 runs scored and 27 RBI while his extra base hits included 12 doubles, one triple and three home runs...his 25 walks were second most on the team while his 10 sacrifice hits led the squad,...batted .229 in MCC action,...had 13 multiple-hit outings during the year, including a 4-for-4 showing versus Cleveland State on April 6,...ended up with a .375 batting average (6-for-16) in the Flames,' four-game regular-season sweep of the Vikings,...longest hitting streak of the season was seven games, during which he batted .433 (13-for-30) with six runs scored and five RBI.

Prep/Personal: Lettered four years as a shortstop and pitcher for the Deerfield Warriors, a senior, he batted in the leadoff spot and compiled a .365 batting average with 35 hits, a team-best 31 runs scored and 14 RBI,...extra-base hits included six doubles and a pair of home runs,...was outstanding on the base path as he stole 20 bases in 22 attempts,...on the mound, he tallied a 4-4 record with a 3.32 ERA and had 60 strikeouts with just six walks for the year,...following the season, he earned Central Suburban North All-Conference accolades and was named the team's defensive player of the year, a junior, he batted third in the lineup and led the Warriors with a .411 batting average, 85 hits and 21 runs scored while also driving in 17 runs,...his eight doubles, two triples and two home runs were also tops on the team,...was named Deerfield's most valuable player and defensive player of the year while also earning a spot on the all-conference team,...during his sophomore campaign, he compiled a .311 average at the plate with 28 hits, 29 runs scored and seven doubles,...again, collected all-conference accolades as well as defensive player of the year honors,...was inducted into the National Honor Society on April 27, 2000,...born October 26, 1981,...son of George Bruszer,...plans to pursue an Environmental Sciences degree.

#2 Mike Bruszer's Career Bests:
AB: 6 on eight occasions
R: 3 on five occasions
H: 4 vs. Cleveland State (4/6/01)
2B: 2 on three occasions
3B: 1 on two occasions
HR: 1 on six occasions
RBI: 6 vs. Saint Louis (3/7/04)
BB: 3 vs. Western Michigan (4/12/05)