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#23 Johnny Dorn
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
City/State: Grand Island, Neb.
High School: Grand Island

Honors & Awards

  • 2008 First-Team All-Big 12
  • 2008 Howser and Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist
  • 2007 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12
  • 2006 Second-Team All-Big 12
  • Three-Time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (3/13/06, 4/17/06 and 3/10/08)
  • 2006 Husker Power Lifter of the Year
  • 2005 Third-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball, ABCA, NCBWA)
  • 2005 First-Team All-Big 12
  • 2005 Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-American
  • 2005 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
  • 2005 Big 12 Freshman Pitcher of the Year
  • 2005 First-Team ABCA All-Midwest Region
  • 2005 Team USA Invitee

2008: Johnny Dorn went 6-2 with a 2.45 ERA in 14 starts, ranking second in the Big 12 with 102 strikeouts and ranking in the top five of the conference in opponent batting average (.214, five), innings pitched (106.1, third) and ERA (fifth) • Compiled a 37-10 career record, a win total that leads all active Division I pitchers, while ranking among school leaders in strikeouts (298, second), innings pitched (386.2, second) and starts (58, second) • Allowed three runs or less in 13 of his 15 starts and pitched into the sixth in all 15 starts in 2008 • Went 20-5 with a 3.65 ERA in conference play during his career, joining three-time All-American Shane Komine as the only Husker pitchers to defeat every Big 12 team • Reached double figures in strikeouts four times in 2008 and seven times in his career, including a career-high 13 strikeouts against Northern Colorado on March 8 • Took the loss against No. 12 UC Irvine, allowing three runs and striking out six without a walk in a complete-game effort on May 31 • Finished Big 12 play with a 3-1 record and a 2.81 ERA, ranking among league leaders in ERA (fourth), innings (64.0, fourth), strikeouts (53, fifth) and opponent batting average (.214, third) • Earned his first win since April 18 against Kansas State on May 23, not allowing an earned run over 6.2 innings in a 5-2 win • Posted his fourth straight no-decision at No. 12 Missouri on May 16, allowing one run on six hits over 6.2 innings, as he took a shutout into the seventh • Had a strong effort in a no-decision versus No. 9 Texas A&M, allowing two earned runs on just five hits over 8.1 innings • Threw well in a no-decision against UL-Lafayette on May 3, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out 11 Ragin’ Cajuns in a game NU won 4-3 • Pitched well in a no-decision at Baylor on April 26, allowing two runs on four hits while fanning seven over 7.0 innings of work • Earned the win in the series opener against Kansas on April 18, allowing six runs on nine hits while striking out 11 in a 7-6 win over the Jayhawks • Was masterful in a loss at No. 21 Oklahoma State on April 11, allowing one run on four hits while fanning seven in a 1-0 setback to the Cowboys, the first 1-0 game at OSU’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium since the stadium opened in 1981  • Turned in a dominant performance against Texas Tech, allowing one hit and striking out 10 over 7.1 innings of a 6-2 win on April 4 • Collected his third win of the year against No. 13 Texas on March 28, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings, while retiring nine of the last 10 hitters he faced • Pitched well in a no-decision at Kansas State on March 14, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings while striking out five, as he left with the game tied at one • Turned in a dominant performance against Northern Colorado on March 8, fanning a career-high 13 hitters as he scattered three hits and allowed one earned run in sharing Big 12 Pitcher-of-the-Week honors • Fanned the first seven hitters he faced, while his 13 strikeouts were the most by a Husker since Joba Chamberlain fanned 13 against Miami in the 2005 NCAA Super Regional • Collected the win at Stanford on Feb. 22, allowing an unearned run on three hits over six innings, as he struck out seven

2007: Dorn was a mainstay in the Husker rotation, going 10-3 with a 5.23 ERA in a team-high 16 starts • Ranked fourth in the Big 12 in wins while posting a 71-to-38 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 93 innings • Shined in the NCAA Tempe Regional against No. 14 UC Riverside on June 3, tossing a complete-game five hitter in an 11-1 win, establishing a career high with 12 strikeouts • Went 6-1 in nine conference starts, finishing third in the league in wins in Big 12 play • Earned a hard-fought win against Baylor on May 12, allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings in a 10-4 win • Pitched well in a no-decision against No. 18 Coastal Carolina, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings of work, as he struck out four and took a shutout into the fifth • Picked up a win against Kansas State on April 28, scattering six hits and two runs over 6.0 innings while striking out four Wildcats in a 6-3 win • Suffered his only Big 12 loss to No. 4 Texas on April 21, allowing seven runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings • Earned a win in the nightcap against No. 23 Oklahoma on April 14, allowing two earned runs on six hits while hurling 8.1 innings • Collected a victory over No. 13 Oklahoma State on April 7, holding a potent Cowboy lineup to two runs on five hits over six innings while fanning eight • Turned in a solid performance against Missouri on March 24, firing a complete-game five hitter with nine strikeouts • Helped NU clinch a series win at No. 22 Alabama, allowing two runs on five hits over 5.1 innings of work in the series finale • Was dominant at Stetson on March 5, taking a shutout into the eighth and striking out four in a 6-2 Husker win • Earned the win against No. 27 Florida Atlantic on Feb. 25, allowing seven runs over six innings to a potent Owls lineup • Was a hard-luck loser against New Mexico on Feb. 16, allowing one earned run on three hits over five innings.

2006: Dorn posted a strong sophomore campaign, going 9-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 14 starts • Ranked among the Big 12 leaders in wins (sixth), shutouts (one, third), complete games (two, fourth) and ERA (17th) • Picked up a no-decision in his only postseason appearance, allowing five runs against No. 6 Texas in the Big 12 Tournament on May 27 • Went 6-3 with a 3.49 ERA in nine Big 12 starts, tying for the league lead in wins and ranking eighth in innings (56.2) and 10th in ERA en route to second-team All-Big 12 honors • Won six consecutive starts during conference play, including wins over nationally ranked Texas and Oklahoma State • Went 5.2 innings against No. 24 Oklahoma State on May 8, allowing three runs on seven hits in a 10-6 Husker win • Fired 20.2 consecutive scoreless innings over a four-start stretch April 9-30 • Was brilliant at No. 5 Texas on April 23, firing seven innings of five-hit, shutout ball while fanning four and not allowing a runner to reach third base in a 6-0 win • Selected as the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for his performance against Texas A&M on April 15, firing a complete game shutout with seven strikeouts • Picked up the win against Missouri on April 9, allowing five runs on eight hits over six innings, as he faced the minimum in his final 3.1 innings • Scattered seven hits and one run over seven innings in a 12-2 win over Kansas State on April 2 • Was excellent in a three-start stretch from Feb. 26 to March 11, going 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA • Turned in a dominant performance against No. 25 Alabama on March 11, firing a complete-game four-hit shutout with a season-high eight strikeouts • Enjoyed a strong performance at Minnesota on March 5, holding the Gophers scoreless on three hits and fanning four over six frames • Spent the summer pitching for Harwich in the prestigious Cape Cod League, going 1-5 with a 4.70 ERA, ranking among the team leaders in starts (seven, third) and innings (46.0, second).

2005: Dorn put together one of the most remarkable freshman campaigns in school annals, going 12-2 with a 2.16 ERA • Earned third-team All-America honors from the ABCA and Collegiate Baseball, finishing seventh nationally in wins and ranked in the top five of the Big 12 in wins, ERA and opponent batting average (.199, fifth) • Posted 12 wins, which were the most by any first-year Husker pitcher (freshman or JC transfer) and ranked third on NU’s single-season list, trailing only first-team All-Americans Shane Komine and Troy Brohawn • Strung together 12 straight wins, the longest win streak by a Husker pitcher since Komine’s 14-game win streak in 2001 • Went 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA during NU’s postseason run, including two NCAA Tournament wins • Earned the win in the Huskers’ Super Regional-clinching win over No. 13 Miami on June 11, allowing one run on five hits in 6.1 innings • Picked up his 11th straight win against Creighton on June 4, allowing three earned runs over 6.2 innings • Was impressive in the Big 12 Tournament, firing a complete-game five-hitter in a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech, fanning four with one walk in a 104-pitch gem • Was 5-0 with a save and a 2.05 ERA in eight Big 12 outings, earning series-clinching wins in four of NU’s last five conference series • Turned in a dominant performance in a win at Texas Tech on May 14, fanning a season-best 11 Red Raiders over eight frames • Made his first Big 12 start against Oklahoma on April 30, scattering four hits and not allowing an earned run over 6.2 innings to earn the victory • Was superb against No. 8 Baylor on April 24, tossing seven innings of shutout relief with seven strikeouts • Hurled 4.1 innings of shutout ball, striking out three and allowing two hits to earn the victory in the series clinching win at Texas A&M on April 17 - NU’s first-ever series win in College Station • Turned in a dominant relief performance at Kansas on March 26, striking out six and allowing one hit in 3.0 innings for his first career save • Burst on the scene against Creighton on March 29, taking a no-hitter into the eighth and striking out 10 in a 10-2 victory • Earned his first collegiate win against South Dakota State on March 12, allowing one run on four hits over four innings.

Grand Island High School: Dorn was one of the state’s premier players, earning Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors for Coach Tino Martinez at Grand Island High School • Unanimous first-team All-Nebraska performer who shared the Lincoln Journal Star’s State Player-of-the-Year award • Two-way performer who compiled a 9-1 record and a 1.15 ERA while helping Grand Island to a 26-6 record and a state tournament berth • Struck out 92 in 60.2 innings and went undefeated until the state tournament • Topped all hitters in the state in several offensive categories, including a .480 average, eight homers and 15 doubles while also driving in 42 runs • Earned a spot in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd after belting three grand slams in an American Legion twinbill in 2004 • Brought home second-team all-state honors during his junior season, going 4-2 with a 2.00 ERA while hitting .348 with seven homers to help the Islanders to a state tournament appearance in the program’s first varsity season • Lettered three times on the basketball court, helping GIHS to the 2002 Class A state title.

Personal: Born on Aug. 4, 1985, in Grand Island • Parents are Steve and Vicky Dorn • Has one sister (Kiffin) • Was the first NU baseball recruit from Grand Island since R.D. Spiehs (1999-2001) and the first baseball scholarship recruit from the Grand Island High School program that began in 2003 • Is a sociology major.

                                   Dorn, Johnny
Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
2005....  2.16  12-2    20  13   1   0/0     1 104.0   75   33   25   21   76
2006....  3.89   9-4    14  14   2   1/1     0  83.1   89   45   36   26   49
2007....  5.23  10-3    16  16   2   0/0     0  93.0   93   58   54   38   71
2008....  2.45   6-2    15  15   2   0/0     0 106.1   82   34   29   29  102
TOTAL...  3.35  37-11   65  58   7   1/1     1 386.2  339  170  144  114  298
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