Right Hand Pitcher
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Smithson Valley
Other College: Butler CC


Career Game-by-Game Stats (through 2018)

Career Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
  • 2017 NJCAA Division I Pitcher of the Year
  • 2017 NJCAA Division I Championship Most Outstanding Pitcher
  • 2017 NFCA Division I NJCAA First-Team All-American
  • 2017 NJCAA Division I First-Team All-American
  • 2016 NFCA Division I NJCAA Third-Team All-American

Senior Season (2019)

  • Made 24 appearances, including 10 starts
  • Pitched one compelte game and pitched one solo shutout and part of another shutout 
  • Finished with a team-low ERA of 3.41 and a record of 306
  • Pitched 65.2 innings and recorded 58 strikeouts
  • Made four appearances in the Huskers' opening weekend at the Lone Star College Classic
  • Pitched 3.0 innings, with a career-best six strikeouts in the first game against Texas Tech
  • Gave up three hits and one earned run against the Red Raiders
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in game two against Lamar and recorded two strikeouts
  • Earned her first-career save against Cardinals
  • Started in game two against Texas Tech
  • Pitched 4.0 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and recording five strikeouts to earn her first win of the season
  • Pitched 2.0 innings of relief against UNO, giving up one hit and recording three strikeouts 
  • Earned a save against the Mavericks
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in the first game against NC State at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, retiring the first three batters she faced, which included two strikeouts
  • Pitched a career-high 7.0 innings in the second game against NC State, marking her first complete game at the Division I level
  • Earned her first win of the season against the Wolfpack, giving up no runs, two hits and recording a career-best nine strikeouts
  • Finished the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with an ERA of 0.00
  • Started against BYU, Arizona State and UCLA at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic
  • Pitched 5.1 innings against the Cougars, giving up three runs on four hits and recording one strikeout
  • Went 4.0 innings and gave up three runs on three hits and recorded five strikeouts against the Sun Devils
  • Pitched 2.0 innings against the Bruins
  • Started and pitched 5.0  innings in game one against Idaho State
  • Gave up two runs - both unearned - off four hits and recorded three strikeouts against the Bengals
  • Started in the series finale against Wichita State
  • Pitched 4.0 innings against the Shockers and gave up one earned run on three hits
  • Started in game one against Kansas and pitched 3.0 innings, gave up two runs - both unearned - on one hit, while also recording one strikeout
  • Started in game two against Tulsa and pitched 5.0 innings
  • Started in game two against No. 25 Michigan, pitching 2.0 innings
  • Pitched 6.0 scoreless innings of relief in two appearances against Purdue
  • Earned the win in game two against the Boilermakers, pitching 4.0 innings and giving up three hits, one walk and recording five strikeouts
  • Earned the save in the series finale against Purdue, pitching 2.0 innings and giving up one hit, one walk and recording two strikeouts
  • Pitched 3.0 innings of relief in game two against No. 18 Minnesota, giving up two runs on three hits and also recording one strikeout
  • Appeared in both games against Iowa and picked up Nebraska's win in the series
  • Pitched 4.0 innings of relief against the Hawkeyes, giving up four hits and no earned runs for an ERA of 0.00
  • Also had four strikeouts against Iowa
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in game two against Maryland, giving up no runs, no hits and recording one strikeout
  • Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in game two against Wisconsin, giving up one hit, two walks and recording one strikeout 

Junior (2018)

  • Appeared in 19 games in her first season with the Huskers
  • Posted a 1-1 record in three starts
  • Pitched 35.2 innings, recording 22 strikeouts and a 4.91 ERA
  • Got her first Nebraska start against No. 23 Arizona State
  • Earned her first Division I win in a five-inning, 9-1 victory California State University, Northridge
  • Pitched 4.0 innings against CSUN, giving up just four hits, one run and recording four strikeouts
  • Pitched two innings of relief in game three against Wichita State
  • Gave up two runs on two hits and had two strikeouts against the Shockers
  • Pitched one inning of scoreless relief in the win over Green Bay, recording one strikeout
  • Pitched one inning of scoreless relief in the game one win over South Dakota State
  • Pitched 1.2 innings against CSUN, giving up four hits and two runs
  • Pitched three innings of scoreless relief against No. 5 Oklahoma
  • Earned her third start of the season against DePaul and pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, recording one strikeout in the 1-0 win
  • Pitched 3.0 innings against Creighton, giving up just three hits, no runs and recording two strikeouts
  • Pitched 0.2 innings of scoreless relief in game three at Northwestern; had no hits, no walks and one strikeout
  • Pitched 1.0 inning of relief in game two of the Purdue doubleheader, giving up one hit and recording one strikeout

Before Nebraska (Butler County Community College)

  • Joined Nebraska for the fall 2017 semester after spending the past two seasons at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan., where she was one of the nation’s top junior college pitchers
  • Two-time junior college All-American
  • Compiled a 58-3 record with a 1.07 ERA in two years at Butler
  • Allowed only 45 earned runs in 293.1 innings and struck out 370 batters
  • Opponents hit just .193 against Mergele in her Butler career and managed only 28 extra-base hits in 1,176 at bats
  • Helped Butler to back-to-back National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championships in 2016 and 2017
  • In 2017, she was the ace of a deep Grizzly staff that helped Butler finish with a 58-1 record, including a perfect 48-0 regular season
  • Ended her Butler career with a personal 45-game winning streak, while the Grizzlies posted an 88-game winning streak during Mergele’s career.
  • Named a first-team NJCAA Division I All-American in 2017 and both the NJCAA Division I Committee and Fastpitch News tabbed Mergele as the 2017 NJCAA Division I Pitcher of the Year
  • Served as the Grizzlies’ top pitcher in the 2017 postseason – and all season long – helping Butler become the first NJCAA Division I team to win back-to-back national titles since the NJCAA split into separate divisions in 1997
  • Was the winning pitcher in six of Butler’s 10 postseason victories, posting a 6-0 record with a 1.77 ERA in 27.2 innings
  • Allowed only 19 hits in her 27.2 postseason innings, while totaling 38 strikeouts, an average of 9.6 strikeouts per seven innings
  • Was part of a combined no-hitter in a must-win game in the Region VI Tournament final against Seward County, striking out 10 in her 5.0 no-hit innings
  • Earned a series-opening victory at Trinidad State in district play, before posting a 3-0 record at the NJCAA Championship, including earning the victory in the national championship game against Salt Lake
    Community College
  • Finished her final season at Butler with a 34-0 record, ending her junior college career with a personal 45-game winning streak
  • Led the NJCAA Division I ranks in ERA during the regular season, and finished with a 0.79 ERA in 2017, allowing only 14 earned runs in 150.0 innings
  • Averaged 10.6 strikeouts per seven innings – the second-highest average of any NJCAA Division I pitcher – totaling 196 strikeouts on the season
  • Ranked third nationally in ERA and opponent batting average in 2017 and was sixth in wins and ninth in total strikeouts
  • Helped lead Butler to its first national title as a freshman
  • Posted a 24-3 record in 2016 with a 1.51 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 143.1 innings
  • Ranked 18th nationally in wins and was named an NJCAA All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association
  • Contributed to Butler’s national championship by posting a 1-0 record with a 2.25 ERA over three appearances at the NJCAA Division I Championship, including a five-hit shutout against Chipola in the semifinals

Before Nebraska (Smithson Valley HS)

  • Was a state champion in high school, pitching Smithson Valley to a Texas Class 5A state title as a 14-year-old freshman in 2012
  • Posted a 1.23 ERA with 202 strikeouts in 159.2 innings as a senior to earn all-area and honorable-mention all-state accolades
  • Was named the South MVP of the 2015 Greater Austin Area All-Star Game following her senior season


  • Daughter of Jerry and Julie Mergele
  • Has one sister, Kassidy
  • Born on July 9, 1997
  • Majoring in child, youth and family studies
  • Mergele’s coaches at Smithson Valley were former Husker Lisa Daigle and former Nebraska coach Wayne Daigle
  • Favorite thing to do outside of school and softball is to go backriding in her Jeep (Big Blue), while jamming to music

Coach Revelle on Regan:
“Regan's competitive spirit and talent in the circle will have an immediate impact on our program. She has a Texas high school state championship and a junior college national championship on her resume, and we know that she is coming to Nebraska with the same winning mentality.  We are thrilled that she has chosen to be a Husker and truly believe that along with her and the rest of our pitchers, you will see a very competitive pitching staff this season.”

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