Brian Duensing

Brian Duensing (born February 22, 1983 in Marysville, Kansas) is a pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. Brian went to Millard South High School in Omaha, Nebraska, where he earned second-team all-state honors in both his junior and senior years. His senior year he batted .429, and went 2-2 with a 3.78 earned run average on the mound. His combined record in two seasons of American Legion ball was 16-3 with 141 strikeouts. He had a 0.74 ERA, and a .522 batting average his second season. Brian was a college teammate of New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain and Kansas City Royals third baseman Alex Gordon at the University of Nebraska. In 2002 as a freshman, Brian went 6-2 with a 4.73 ERA and 6o strikeouts (versus 25 walks) in 78 innings over 18 appearances (12 starts). He replaced Shane Komine in the starting rotation in Big 12 play while Komine was injured. He won 6 games in a row before losing to Richmond in the Super Regional. He helped the Huskers reach the 2002 College World Series throwing 11.2 consecutive scoreless innings in the NCAA Regional and Super Regional until allowing three runs in the 9th. His 2003 season was cut short by of an elbow injury that required...
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