Olivia

Ferrell

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#39

Right Hand Pitcher
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn South
Club: Nebraska Gold

Bio

Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2018)

Career Honors & Awards

  • Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

Sophomore (2019)

PITCHING

  • Made 18 appearances including eight starts
  • Pitched two complete games
  • Pitched 59.1 innings and recorded 38 strikeouts
  • Finished with an ERA of 5.07 and a record of 3-6
  • Started in Nebraska's second game against Lamar
  • Pitched 6.0 innings and gave up four runs on seven hits to pick up her first win of the season against the Cardinals
  • Also had a career-best nine strikeouts against Lamar, while not allowing a walk
  • Started and pitched a complete five-inning game against Pitt in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • Earned her first win of the season against the Panthers, giving up just one run on one hit
  • Had four strikeouts against Pitt
  • Started at pitched 3.0 innings against San Diego State at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
  • Pitched 4.0 innings of relief against Idaho State, earning the win
  • Gave up two runs - both unearned - on four hits against the Bengals
  • Also recorded three strikeouts against ISU
  • Pitched 6.0 innings of relief in game one against Tulsa, giving up one run on five hits and recording four strikeouts
  • Pitched a complete game (6.0 innings) in game two against Kansas, giving up one run on five hits and recording three strikeouts
  • Pitched 7.0 innings in game two against Illinois, giving up five earned runs on eight hits
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief against Creighton, giving up one run and recording one strikeout
  • Started in game one against Purdue, pitching 3.0 innings
  • Pitched 4.1 innings in the Minnesota series and gave up one run, finishing the weekend with a 1.62 ERA
  • Started and pitched 3.0 innings against No. 18 Minnesota, giving up one run on five hits and recording one strikeout
  • Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in the series finale against the Gophers, giving up two hits and one walk
  • Started in game two against Wisconsin
  • Pitched 3.2 innings against the Badgers, giving up three runs on three hits and recording three strikeouts

HITTING

  • Appeared in 11 games, which included four starts
  • Scored two runs, had three hits, one double, one home run and four RBIs
  • Appeared as a pinch hitter in the second game against Texas Tech at the Lone Star College Classic
  • Pinch hit against BYU at the Mary Nutter Classic and recorded an RBI with a sac fly
  • Recorded her first hit of the season against San Diego State after hitting a double against the Aztecs
  • Had one hit in game two against Kansas
  • Hit her first-career home run in game two against Illinois - also had three RBIs, tying a career high
  • Scored one run in game one against Purdue

Freshman (2018)
PITCHING

  • Appeared in 31 games with 20 starts and 11 relief appearances
  • Went 9-8 with a 4.35 ERA in 109.1 innings pitched
  • Threw three complete games and earned two saves 
  • Recorded 53 strikeouts
  • Became the first Husker freshman pitcher to start a season opener against a ranked opponent against No. 19 BYU
  • Became the second Husker freshman pitcher overall to start a season opener since 1995
  • Pitched 5.0 innings against the Cougars and gave up two hits and two earned runs
  • Earned her first save of the season against Seattle, pitching one inning and recording two strikeouts
  • Earned wins against Boston College (Feb. 16) and Georgia Tech (Feb. 17) at the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
  • Earned the start and the save in NU’s upset over No. 6 Texas A&M, pitching five total innings and giving up one run
  • Also recorded six strikeouts against Texas A&M
  • Got the win against St. John’s, pitching five innings, giving up four runs and striking out three batters\
  • Pitched four scoreless innings against No. 1 Washington
  • Pitched her first complete game (7.0 innings) in game two against Wichita State, giving up just one earned run in the win
  • Pitched six scoreless innings in the 7-0 win over Green Bay
  • Also pitched three innings in the 3-2 win over Tulsa
  • Started game one against South Dakota State and pitched 3.1 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and recorded two strikeouts
  • Pitched one inning of scoreless relief in game two against the Jacks
  • Picked up Nebraska’s only win against Northwestern, pitching 4.0 innings and giving up two hits and one run; also had two strikeouts
  • Earned the 6-3 win over Illinois in game three of the series, firing a complete game and giving up three runs
  • Pitched 2.1 innings against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament
  • Pitched 1.1 innings of relief in game two against No. 25 Michigan

HITTING

  • Hit .333, including a .375 clip in league play in limited at bats
  • Recorded two doubles and four RBIs while scoring three runs
  • Produced one multi-hit game and one multi-RBI game
  • Became the first Husker freshman to pitch and hit in a season opener
  • Earned her first hit of her career against San Diego State
  • Also scored one run and drew one walk against San Diego State
  • Recorded her first multi-hit game after going 2-for-3 with a double in game two of the Wichita State series
  • Hit a double and finished with her first three career RBIs in game one against Purdue, including the game-winning RBI
  • Picked up her eighth win of the season in game two against Iowa, pitching 5.0 innings, giving up no runs and six hits
  • Went 1-for-2, with a run in game three against Wisconsin
  • Went 1-for-2 with a run scored and drew a walk in game three of the Illinois series
  • Collected one hit in the Big Ten Tournament against Michigan State

Before Nebraska (Elkhorn South HS)

  • Excelled as both a pitcher and hitter as one of the state’s top players for Class B state champion Elkhorn South
  • Was a three-time Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska honoree and a three-time Lincoln Journal Star Super-State selection
  • Named an honorary captain of the Super-State team as both a junior and senior
  • Led Elkhorn South to its first state title as a senior
  • Posted a 17-3 record with a 1.30 ERA in 113.0 innings, while adding 191 strikeouts
  • Batted .404 with six homers and 34 RBIs
  • Was a first-team Super-State and All-Nebraska selection and was an honorary captain of the Super-State team
  • Led the Storm to a runner-up finish at the state tournament as a junior
  • Posted a 24-7 record with a 1.50 ERA and 295 strikeouts in the circle with 11 shutouts and three no-hitters, while batting .430 with four homers and 30 RBIs at the plate
  • Named co-captain of the Super-State team
  • Was a first-team All-Nebraska selection
  • Was a second-team All-Nebraska and Super-State honoree as a sophomore, when she posted a 25-9 record
  • In travel ball, Ferrell was the winning pitcher in the championship game of the 2015 ASA Gold 16-and-Under National Championship when her Nebraska Gold team became the first team from the Cornhusker state to win a national title
  • Shut out the Kansas City Originals in the title game and finished the tournament with a 7-1 record and a 1.40 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 46.0 innings

Personal

  • Daughter of Bruce and Abbie Ferrell
  • Has one brother, Matt
  • Birthday is Jan. 13, 1999
  • Elementary education major
  • Was also a standout hockey player who received Division I scholarship offers as a goalie

Coach Revelle on Olivia:

“Liv is a strong and powerful pitcher who we look to step right into our program and make an impact. She has prepared herself beautifully to take the mound at Bowlin Stadium. Liv loves to pitch, loves to compete and loves the Huskers. Husker Nation will love Olivia Ferrell."

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