Senior Spotlight: Drew Rust

Meet senior pitcher Drew Rust, a hard-throwing righty with a fiery competitive spirit. 

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Janesville, Wisconsin

Major: Biochemistry

Nickname: Shark, Rusty Nails, Rusty Trombone, Iron Oxide

Favorite baseball team: Cardinals

Favorite baseball movie: Major League, the original because I’m a “Big Charlie Sheen Guy.”

Years of club ball service: 4

Notable stats: 0.00 ERA sophomore year

Favorite club baseball memory: Sweeping Michigan Tech in Houghton in 30 degree weather with the boys during my junior year

Favorite thing about club baseball: The people you meet

Career goals/dream job: Doctor

Where do you see yourself in five, ten years: Pitcher for the Cardinals, doctor in the offseason.

Quote: “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, only this time more intelligently” – Henry Ford

Senior Spotlight: Eric Van Wazer

Meet senior pitcher Eric Van Wazer, a former non-travel player who worked hard to get called up to the D2 team his sophomore year.

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois

Major: Geological Engineering

Nickname: Waze Craze, Waze Train, Wild thing, Waze Experience, Waze Machine, Waze Piece

Favorite baseball team: White Sox

Favorite baseball movie: 42

Years of club ball service: 4

Favorite club baseball memory: Throwing 3 scoreless innings on the anniversary of my friend’s death junior year

Best thing about club baseball: The weekend road trips with the boys

Career goals/dream job: Ultimately I’d like to be the next Marlins Man

Where do you see yourself in five, ten years: Somewhere out west designing renewable energy systems

Quote: “No I don’t want to eat at that place. It’s so crowded nobody goes there anymore” -Yogi Berra