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#13 Josh Roeder
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 177
Year: Senior
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Porter Ridge
Other College: Louisburg College

Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2013)
  • 2014 Coastal Plain Summer League All-Star
  • 2014 Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List (1-of-50)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)

2014: Josh Roeder (pronounced Ray-der) posted 12 saves in 2014 to bring his career total to 18, the second most in school history, trailing school record holder Brett Jensen (31) • Tossed 20.1 inning on the year over 22 appearances and notched 21 strikeouts to six walks • Gave a up a grand slam in the top of the eighth with two out that untied a 1-1 game against Cal State Fullerton on May 30 at the NCAA Stillwater Regional • Was the only home run given up all season • Through 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in a tie game against Illinois on May 17 and earned the win to improve to 3-1 on the year after Pat Kelly launched a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning • Saved his second game in two days, a 4-1 win at Michigan State, for his 12th save of the year • Closed out a 5-3 series-opening win at Michigan State on May 10 for his 11th save of the year • Notched 10th save of the season with a scoreless ninth in a 4-1 win at Omaha on April 30 • Allowed one hit and struck out three • Threw a perfect ninth inning at Michigan on April 26 to secure his ninth save of the season and a Husker series win • Eighth save of the season on April 19 in a 10-9 win over Northwestern • Delivered a scoreless ninth, allowed one hit and struck out one Wildcat • Picked up his second save of the weekend to secure a series sweep of Minnesota with a perfect bottom of the 10th at Minnesota on April 13 • Threw a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts at Minnesota on April 11 to earn his sixth save of the year in a 8-6 NU win • Gave up a career-high three runs in 0.2 innings of work in a 10-6 loss to Kansas State on April 9 • Threw a scoreless ninth in a 6-4 win at Arkansas on April 2 to earn his fifth save of the season • Picked up his fourth save of the year with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in a 5-3 win over UNLV on March 30 • Struck out four Rebels, including UNLV’s No. 3 hitter in a full count with the trying run at second base to end the game • Blew his first save of the year and took the loss at Iowa on March 21, gave up a pair of runs on three hits and two walks in the bottom of the ninth in a 2-1 defeat • Threw a wild pitch that allowed the go-ahead run to score in the top of the 10th against Creighton on March 19, but NU answered with a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the frame that improved Roeder to 2-0 on the year • Threw a perfect 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his third save of the year in a 7-4 win over No. 25 UC Irvine on March 15 to complete a doubleheader sweep • Needed four pitches to post a scoreless ninth against Northern Colorado on March 12 • Picked up his first win as a Husker in a 7-6 win over St. John’s on March 8 • Threw a perfect top of the ninth against the Red Storm before Taylor Fish notched a walk-off single in the bottom of the frame • Was part of a 4-0 shutout at The Citadel on March 2 • Posted a scoreless ninth with a pair of strikeouts • Saved his second game in two days on Feb. 15 against Gonzaga by getting the last two outs of the game with the bases loaded and the tying run at the plate • Picked up his first save of the season in the season-opener against Pacific with a scoreless ninth inning.

2013: Roeder was a welcome addition to the Husker pitching staff in 2013, as he helped solidify the back end of NU’s bullpen • Ended the season with a team-best 1.74 ERA and six saves in 31.0 innings of work over 21 appearances • Posted 29 strikeouts to seven walks (one intentional), while holding opposing hitters to a .209 average • Three of his walks on the year came in the same game and only walked one batter during conference play in 13.1 innings of work over seven appearances • Started the year by throwing 6.1 shutout innings over six appearances • Gave up just one earned run over his final seven appearances in 8.2 innings of work • Picked up his sixth save of the year at the Big Ten Tournament in an elimination game against Minnesota on May 24 • Delivered a 1-2-3 ninth inning, including two strikeouts • Came in against Michigan on May 17 after the bullpen had given up a grand slam to make a 9-2 NU lead a 9-6 game • Finished the game with 2.0 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and striking out four to earn his fifth save of the season • Pitched a perfect 1-2-3 ninth at Creighton on May 14 to earn his fourth save of the season in a 12-9 win • Threw a perfect ninth against No. 16 Indiana on May 5 to earn his third save of the season • Was tagged with the loss for the third time in 2013 against Oklahoma State at the TD Ameritrade Classic on April 27 • Gave up a season-high two runs on a season-high six hits over 2.2 innings • Threw a perfect inning of relief at Purdue on April 22 to close out a three-game sweep, Nebraska’s first road sweep in conference play since 2008 • Polished off a doubleheader sweep of No. 10 Arkansas on April 16 with his second save of the season • Worked 1.0 inning, giving up one run on three hits, while striking out two • Took the loss in an 11-inning defeat to Ohio State on April 13 • Retired the first five Buckeyes he faced, before giving up a pair of two-out hits that scored the eventual game-winning run in a 6-5 loss • Gave up more than one hit in an appearance for the first time all season at Iowa on April 7 • Threw 2.2 shutout innings against the Hawkeyes • Threw a season-high 4.0 innings of one-hit relief against Northwestern on March 29 in a 16-inning marathon • Struck out a season-high six, retired the last 10 Wildcats he faced • Pitched 1.2 innings of no-hit relief at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on March 19, but was tagged with the loss after walking home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th • Came in against No. 25 UC Irvine on March 16 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and no outs, with Nebraska leading 4-1. Retired three straight Anteaters to pick up his first career save at NU • Gave Nebraska 1.1 perfect innings of relief in a 3-2 win at Louisiana Tech on March 9 • Pitched 1.0 inning of no-hit relief in a one-hit win over Northern Colorado on March 6 • Pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief against New Mexico on March 2 • Struck out three in the first inning of relief, including a pair of strikeouts with the bases loaded • Came into a two-out bases-loaded jam at No. 25 Texas in the seventh inning on Feb. 23 and struck out C.J. Hinojosa to end the inning • Made NU debut at Texas on Feb. 22 • Pitched 0.2 inning, giving up one hit.

Before Nebraska: Roeder had three seasons of eligibility when he joined Nebraska after transferring following his freshman season at Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. • Helped the Hurricanes to a school-record 52 wins in 2012 and a No. 20 ranking in the final NJCAA poll • Hurricanes were ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA poll at one time during the season for the first time in program history • Worked as the team’s closer, where he ranked No. 3 nationally with 13 saves, while posting a 2.06 ERA in 39.1 innings of work • Also posted the seventh-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the country at 50-to-8 and his 50 strikeouts ranked 20th nationally • Played under Trey Stavisky at Porter Ridge High School in Indian Trail, N.C. • Was the winning pitcher when the Pirates won their first ever Southern Carolina Conference title • Posted a 5-4 record on the mound and a 1.95 ERA with 101 strikeouts • Chose Nebraska over North Carolina, East Carolina, Old Dominion and Morehead State.

Personal: Born on Dec. 2, 1992 in Plano, Texas • Parents are Todd and Debbie Roeder • Has one sister, MacKenzie • Major is supply chain management.

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