Honors & Awards
• Three Letters (2008, 09, 10)
• Two-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2009, 2010)
• Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member (2008-09, 2009-10)
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2007, 08, 09, 10; Spring 08, 09, 10)
One of the top contributors and most consistent pitchers the past three years, Casey Hauptman is aiming to end a successful collegiate career with a return to the NCAA Tournament • Led Nebraska in saves (three) and was second in both innings (73.2) and strikeouts (58) last season • Has been used in a variety of roles, but will most likely be a top reliever for the Huskers in 2011 • Is a consistent strike thrower, a great competitor and one of the staff leaders • Has the talent and experience to also fill a starting role • Spent the summer pitching for the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaskan League, starting nine games and finishing with a 4-3 record with a 2.16 ERA • Struck out 23 hitters and walked only three in a team-high 50 innings for the Bucs • Is the first Millard South product on the Husker roster since 2008 U.S. Olympian and current Minnesota Twin Brian Duensing in 2005 • Wears the same number as Duensing, who has helped the Twins to American League Central titles in 2009 and 2010 • Is a strong candidate for academic All-America honors, carrying a 3.715 GPA in business administration.
Hauptman was effective in a number of roles as a junior, going 2-5 with three saves and a 4.28 ERA in 23 appearances • Led NU in saves (three) and ranked second in innings (73.2) and strikeouts (58), while posting a nearly 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio • Was effective as a reliever, posting a 3.99 ERA in 19 appearances out of the bullpen • Made two appearances in the sweep over Texas Tech, allowing two runs over four innings, including two shutout innings in the series opener on May 21 • Pitched twice against Missouri, including 4.1 innings in the finale where he took the loss on May 16 • Picked up his first win since March 13, allowing one run over 5.1 innings with six strikeouts against Southeast Missouri State on May 8 • Tossed three innings of relief against Texas A&M on May 1, allowing one run on five hits • Started against Creighton on April 20, allowing two runs on six hits over five innings while leaving with a 5-2 lead • Made two appearances against Kansas, allowing one hit over 3.1 innings of relief • Collected the save at Kansas State on April 9 with three strikeouts over 1.2 innings • Single-handedly kept the Huskers in the game against Creighton on April 6, pitching four innings of relief with four strikeouts and holding CU off the board until the ninth • Went the final three innings at Oklahoma State on April 3, allowing one run on four hits for the save • Earned a save against North Dakota on March 31, going the final 2.1 innings and getting NU out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh • Pitched well in a no-decision at Texas on March 19, outdueling Taylor Jungman, as Hauptman allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings and left with a 4-3 lead • Made his first start since April 19, 2009, against Houston Baptist on March 13, establishing career bests in innings (seven) and strikeouts (eight) to earn his first victory • Was a hard-luck loser at No. 14 UCLA on March 6, as he allowed one unearned run over 6.1 innings of relief - the longest relief stint of his career - in a 5-4 setback • Took the loss at Rice, as he allowed one run on two hits over three innings of relief in a 4-3 loss on Feb. 27 • Allowed two runs over 6.2 innings in two games at Fresno State the opening weekend of the season
Hauptman filled multiple roles on the Husker pitching staff in 2009, going 4-6 with a save and a 5.60 ERA in 21 appearances • Ranked second on the team in wins and appearances and third in innings pitched (62.2) • Posted better than a 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the year, fanning 41 and walking only 12 • Closed the year by not allowing an earned run in his final 8.2 innings of work • Collected his first save of the year against Baylor on May 15, tossing two innings of shutout ball, helping the Huskers end the season with a sweep of the Bears • Pitched twice against Cal State Bakersfield, not allowing an earned run over 6.2 innings of work, as he went the final 5.1 innings with three strikeouts in NU’s 8-7 setback on May 10 • Suffered the loss against Missouri on May 1, allowing four runs on five hits over 1.2 innings • Collected his fourth win of the year against New Mexico on April 29, allowing one run on three hits over three innings of work • Made two appearances at Kansas, collecting the win in the series opener on April 24, as he allowed one hit over 5.1 shutout innings and retired 15 of the 16 hitters he faced • Took the loss in the series finale at No. 23 Texas A&M, allowing six earned runs on eight hits over 3.1 innings in a 10-1 setback • Suffered the loss in the series finale against Kansas State, allowing three earned runs on five hits over a season-long 6.2 innings, as he retired 19 of 20 hitters at one point • Made his first Big 12 start against No. 11 Oklahoma State on March 20, allowing three runs on five hits over 3.1 innings, but did not factor in the decision of NU’s 11-4 win • Threw a shutout inning at No. 15 Arkansas on March 17, allowing one hit • Tossed 1.1 innings of shutout relief in the series finale at Texas Tech on March 15 • Went a then-career-high six innings in a start against South Dakota State on March 4, allowing one run on four hits and fanning three in an 11-2 Husker victory • Tossed two innings of shutout relief against Missouri State on March 1 • Earned the win in relief against North Dakota on Feb. 25, going the final 3.1 innings and allowing one run in NU’s 10-6 win • Dominated in relief at Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 20, allowing one hit over 5.1 innings of work, as he fanned seven and retired the first 16 hitters he faced in a game that went 15 innings • Pitched for the Anchorage Bucs over the summer, going 4-2 with a 3.81 ERA, as he led the squad in starts (eight) and innings (49.2) to help the Bucs to a 32-21-1 record • Had better than a 4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, fanning 28 and walking only six.
Hauptman became one of Nebraska’s top middle relievers, going 1-0 with a 4.34 ERA in 10 appearances • Enjoyed a 16-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio and held opponents to a .235 average over 18.2 innings of work • Pitched 0.2 innings against Oral Roberts in the NCAA Regional on June 1, getting NU out of an early jam before allowing one run on two hits • Enjoyed a stretch where he did not allow a run for 15.2 innings before being roughed up for six runs in just a third of an inning at Missouri on May 17 • Earned his first career save against Creighton on May 13, fanning a season-high six hitters over four innings of one-hit relief in front of 14,680 at Rosenblatt Stadium • Turned in a strong performance against Western Illinois on April 30, firing four shutout innings with three strikeouts to earn his first career win • Fired a scoreless ninth inning in NU’s 16-7 victory over Creighton on April 23 • Tossed two innings of one-hit relief with a strikeout against Northern Colorado on March 26 • Did not allow a hit in 1.2 shutout innings against Arkansas on March 19 • Allowed an unearned run in an inning of work against South Dakota State on March 11 • Made his first college start against Nebraska-Kearney on March 4, going three innings and allowing two first-inning runs before settling down, as Nebraska won 11-2 • Struck out a pair in an inning of work against UC Riverside on March 1 • Pitched for the Hays (Kan.) Larks in the Jayhawk League over the summer, going 5-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 13 appearances to earn second-team All-Jayhawk League honors • Tied for second in wins, ranked second in innings (61.2) and was third in strikeouts (51) for a Hays squad that went 35-17, won the Jayhawk League and placed seventh at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita.
Hauptman was one of the best high school pitchers in the state playing for Coach Trevor Longe at Millard South High School • Collected first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald in each of his last two seasons, posting a 6-2 mark with a 1.53 ERA as a senior • Racked up a 44-to-9 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 59.2 innings to help the Patriots to a 21-10 record in 2007 • Earned All-Nebraska honors for the first time as a junior, when he went a perfect 7-0 with a 1.96 ERA • Lettered three years on the diamond and was a two-time All-Metro selection • Played basketball and football, where he was one of the best quarterbacks in the state as a senior • Established school records for passing yards (2,034) and completions (166) en route to second-team all-state honors from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star in 2007 • Concluded his high school career with seven varsity letters, as he also played one season of basketball • Finished with a GPA better than 4.0 and was on the Metro Conference Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
Born on Jan. 1, 1989, in Omaha • Parents are Rick and Laurie Hauptman • Has two sisters (Jenna and Jamie) and one brother (Ricky) • Majors in business administration, where he carries a 3.715 GPA entering the spring semester.