Honors & Awards
- 2007 NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament Team
- 2006 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
- 2006 Dairy Queen Classic All-Tournament Team
- 2005 College World Series All-Tournament Team
- 2005 NCAA Lincoln Regional Most Outstanding Player
- 2005 NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team
- 2005 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
- 2005 Lifter of the Year Finalist
2007 : Gerch was a three-year starter for the Huskers, batting .304 with five homers, 14 doubles and 32 RBIs in 2007 Selected to the NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament team, hitting .389 with a homer and three RBIs to help the Huskers to the title round Was 2-for-9 with a two RBIs in the Big 12 Tournament, driving both runs in a 5-3 victory over No. 13 Texas A&M on May 23 Hit .250 (3-for-12) with three RBIs in the series win at Kansas, as he drove in a season-high three runs, including a two-run triple, in NU’s 11-9 win on May 19 Keyed NU’s series win over Baylor, going 6-for-11 with a homer and three RBIs, including a 2-for-3 effort with a homer and two RBIs on May 12 and a three-hit performance in the finale Hit .417 (5-for-12) with a homer and three RBIs in the series loss to No. 4 Texas, including a pair of multi-hit games Went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer in the series opener before going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in the finale against UT on April 22 Went 2-for-4 and scored NU’s only run in a loss to Creighton on April 17 Hit .500 (6-for-12) with three doubles and four RBIs in the series win over No. 13 Oklahoma State, recording multi-hit games in all three contests Was 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a stolen base in a win over Creighton on April 3 Went 4-for-13 with a homer, two doubles and three runs scored in the series loss at No. 14 Texas A&M Enjoyed a strong weekend series at Texas Tech, hitting .385 (5-for-13) with a homer, two RBIs and five runs scored Collected his first career five-hit game against Illinois State on Feb. 18, going 5-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases Had three hits in NU’s 8-7 win over No. 27 Florida Atlantic on Feb. 25.
2006: Gerch underwent off-season shoulder surgery, but was back in the lineup for the start of the season Served as NU’s starting designated hitter, batting .290 with four homers and 18 RBIs in 37 contests Garnered honorable-mention All-Big 12 accolades despite missing nearly three weeks with a shoulder injury and the death of his father in mid-April Played his best baseball after returning to the lineup on April 29, hitting .328 (21-for-64) with three homers and 14 RBIs in his final 16 contests after hitting just .239 with four RBIs in his first 21 games Turned in a career-long eight game hit streak from April 29 until May 13, including five straight multiple-hit contests Homered against San Francisco on June 2 for his only hit in six NCAA Tournament at-bats Went 5-for-13 during the Big 12 Championship, including a 3-for-5 performance with two RBIs vs. Kansas in the title game on May 28 Played in 15 league contests, hitting .313 with two homers and 10 RBIs Hit .545 (6-for-11) with two homers, two doubles, three RBIs and six runs scored in a series at No. 24 Oklahoma State, including a trio of multi-hit games Was 2-for-4 with two doubles in the opener before having two hits, including a homer, in each of the final two contests Made his first appearance since April 8 against Texas Tech on April 29, going 6-for-8 with five RBIs, as well as a walk and a hit-by pitch in three contests Sparked NU’s come-from-behind win over the Red Raiders on April 29, coaxing a two-out, ninth-inning walk to spark a rally before coming back later in the day to go 3-for-4 with a triple and a season-high four RBIs Followed that performance with three hits, including two doubles, in a 14-4 NU win on April 30 Went 4-for-8 with two doubles and three runs scored at the Dairy Queen Classic, earning a spot on the all-tournament team Had two hits, including a double in a win over Arizona on March 4 Went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and scored twice in NU’s win over Notre Dame on March 3 Was 2-for-6 with a homer in a 12-inning win over Richmond on Feb. 19 Posted a 3-for-5 effort in an 8-5 loss to The Citadel on Feb. 18 Spent the summer playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues.
2005: Gerch was one of three freshmen who broke into the everyday lineup in helping the Huskers to a Big 12 crown and a College World Series appearance Was second on the team with a .364 average, as he appeared in 57 contests, including 38 starts Ranked among the team leaders in RBIs (35, fourth), doubles (seven, sixth), triples (two, third), sacrifices (six, fourth) and runs scored (34, seventh) Finished fourth on the team with eight multiple-RBI contests and sixth with 16 multi-hit games, as he started at all three outfield spots and at designated hitter during the season Was NU’s offensive catalyst during its postseason run, hitting a team-high .460 while topping the Huskers with 16 RBIs in 13 games Became the first Husker ever selected to the All-College World Series team after hitting .400 (6-for-15) with a homer, three RBIs and four runs scored in Omaha Had two multi-hit games in Omaha, including a 3-for-6 effort with three RBIs and two runs scored in an 8-7 loss to No. 8 Arizona State on June 21 Provided one of the most memorable moments of the 2005 College World Series with his three-run ninth-inning homer off ASU’s Pat Bresnehan to give NU a 7-6 lead Hit .333 with a double and a walk in the Super Regional sweep of No. 13 Miami, including a 2-for-3 effort in the clinching win on June 11 Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Lincoln Regional, hitting .417 (5-for-12) with six RBIs Drove in a pair of runs in the Regional title game on June 5 against Creighton Went 2-for-4 in the winner’s bracket game over Creighton on June 4, including a key three-run, bases clearing triple Sparked Nebraska’s run through the Big 12 Tournament, hitting .556 (10-for-18) with seven RBIs and three runs scored to earn a spot on the all-tournament team Drove in the only run in a 1-0 win over No. 8 Baylor on May 29 with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly off BU ace Mark McCormick Set career highs in hits (four) and RBIs (six) in a win over No. 17 Missouri in an elimination game on May 28 and was 3-for-4 in a 5-4 win over the Tigers earlier that same day Appeared in 20 conference games, hitting .239 with four RBIs Made the most of his only start at Oklahoma, going 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in NU’s 7-1 win on April 30 Went 2-for-6 with a double and a run scored in a three-game series against top-ranked Texas, hitting a 16th-inning double and scoring the winning run in a 4-3 victory over No. 1 Texas on April 8 Was 3-for-6 in two starts at Kansas on March 26, delivering a key go-ahead two-run double in the nightcap Went 5-for-7 with two RBIs in a twinbill sweep of North Dakota State on April 13, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the opener before recording his first three-hit day in the finale Enjoyed one of his best afternoons of the year in a doubleheader against South Dakota State on March 12, going 4-for-6 with two homers, eight RBIs and five runs scored, as he homered in both games and drove in five runs in the nightcap.
2004: Gerch spent the fall of 2003 at the University of Arkansas before transferring to Nebraska for the start of the spring semester and subsequently redshirted.
Pius X High School: Gerch enjoyed a stellar career playing for Coach Jim Hansen at Lincoln Pius X High School Lettered in baseball for three seasons and finished his career by holding 21 school marks Named first-team All-Nebraska by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star in 2003, batting .400 with 10 doubles, 16 RBIs and a .733 slugging percentage Tabbed a second-team all-state pick as a utility player during his junior season, hitting .471 with seven doubles, three triples, two home runs, 26 runs batted in and six steals Improved those numbers during American Legion play, hitting .500 (85-170) with 24 doubles, three triples, nine homers, 54 runs scored and 53 RBIs.
Personal: Born on Aug. 14, 1985, in Lincoln Parents are Tina and the late Terry Gerch Has two brothers (Jeremy and Nick) Majors in finance.
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005.... .364 57-38 151 33 55 7 2 4 35 14 23 3-6
2006.... .290 37-33 131 25 38 8 2 4 18 9 21 0-2
2007.... .304 58-57 224 30 68 14 1 5 32 18 37 7-9
TOTAL... .318 152-128 506 88 161 29 5 13 85 41 81 10-17