Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2012)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
2012: Dexter Spitsnogle didn't see much action early in the 2012 season, but drew starts during the Huskers' final two conference series and started against Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament • Finished the year with a 4.87 ERA in 20.1 innings of work over eight appearances, including five starts • Struck out 14 batters on the year, while walking just six • Threw one inning of relief against Minnesota at the Dairy Queen Classic on March 4 in his first career appearance • Went 3.0 innings in his first career start on March 7 against Nebraska-Kearney • Gave the Huskers 3.1 innings his is first career Big Ten start on Senior Day against Minnesota in a 7-3 win to complete a sweep of the Gophers on May 13 • Threw 105 pitches in a career-high 6.2 innings at Michigan in the regular-season finale on May 19 • Looked to take a shutout into the eighth inning, but a Wolverine batter reached with two outs after striking out and then Michigan scored three runs to not Spitsnogle out of the game • The Huskers rallied to win the game, 7-3 • Started against Ohio State on May 25 at the Big Ten Tournament, but last just 1.2 innings after holding the Buckeyes scoreless in the first.
2011: Dexter Spitsnogle was on campus, but was unable to practice with the team after transferring from Doane College and will have one season of eligibility remaining at Nebraska • Was named a second-team Summer Collegiate All-American by Perfect Game USA as a member of Rick Twyman's Haysville Heat in the Jayhawk League • Helped the Heat captured the league title and win the NBC Midwest Regional crown, which qualified them for the NBC National Tournament • Team went on to finish fourth at the national tournament and Spitsnogle was named a BaseballSavings.com NBC World Series All-American • Was nearly untouchable during the 2011 summer season with a perfect 8-0 record and a 1.02 ERA • In 53 innings of work, he posted 34 strikeout and gave up just 27 hits • Did not give up an earned run over his final 47 innings of work.
Before Nebraska: Spitsnogle started his collegiate career at Doane College, where he played three seasons for the Tigers • During his junior season in 2010, Spitsnogle was named first-team All-GPAC, after posting a 6-2 record in 11 appearances, including three compete games and one shutout • Carried a 2.48 ERA and ranked third in the league in strikeouts with 74 • Led the team with 50 strikeouts and produced three compete games in 10 starts at a sophomore.
Born on Oct. 4, 1988, in Lincoln, Neb. • Parents are Earl and Carmen Spitsnogle • Has one sister, Ashley • Major is mechanical engineering.