2001 Highlights: In his junior campaign, made 17 appearances on the mound while earning the starting nod in 10 outings?compiled a 6.11 ERA with a 5-5 record and two saves?in 66.1 innings pitched, he struck out 58 batters while walking 36?held the opposition to a .252 batting average?finished up the season tough as he allowed just eight hits and one earned run while striking out 28 in 23 innings of work?picked up his first victory of the year against Michigan on March 17 as he tossed seven innings and held the Wolverines to seven scattered hits and a pair of runs while fanning five?was nearly perfect in his fourth win of the year, a 2-1 decision against Detroit on May 13, as he surrendered just two hits while striking out a career-high 15 batters?for his effort was named the MCC Pitcher of the Week?followed that performance up with a two-hitter versus Butler in the MCC Tournament on May 13 while striking out nine in the Flames? 1-0 victory?earned back-to-back saves against Cleveland State in early April to help UIC to a four-game sweep of the Vikings?in the pair of appearances, he tossed 3.1 innings and gave up three hits while striking out five.
2000 Highlights: In his first year at UIC, he compiled a 6.17 ERA and a 5-2 record in 14 appearances and eight starts on the mound?in 42.1 innings of work, he allowed 46 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 27 and walking 22?for the year, opponents batted .275 against him while MCC foes hit just .250?in 12.0 innings in conference action, he went 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA?picked up his second win of the year at UW-Milwaukee as he pitched 6.2 innings and gave up five hits with six strikeouts?fifth win of the season was against UW-Milwaukee at the 2000 MCC Baseball Championships as he surrendered six hits and three earned runs with a pair of strikeouts in eight innings of work.
Prior to UIC: Began his collegiate career at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa?as a freshman in 1999, he tossed 46.0 innings, faced 224 batters and fanned 65 foes while finishing up with a 6.65 ERA and a 5-2 record.
Prep/Personal: Played his high school ball at Kasson-Mantorville High School and as a senior, he pitched in 16 games and compiled a 13-2 record while the team finished 21-4?in 108 innings of work, he struck out 90 foes and had an ERA of 1.88?at the plate, he batted .585 with 48 hits, 27 runs and 43 RBI?hustled out 13 doubles, eight triples and smacked two home runs?was a two-time all-conference and all-state selection?as a junior, in 84 innings pitched, he racked up 10 wins to just two losses while fanning 80 batters?hit .415 with 31 hits, 11 runs and 26 RBI while his extra-base hits included seven doubles, five triples and one home run?born October 26, 1978?son of Gene Rausch and Roc's Ann Meyer-Schimm?majoring in Mathematics.