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#8 Ashley Hagemann
Position: Right Hand Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
City/State: Elkhorn, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn
Club: Omaha Sizzle
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Career Honors & Awards

  • Two-Time NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team (2011 & 2012)
  • All-Big Ten Second Team (2012)
  • Two-Time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week
  • All-Big 12 First Team (2011)
  • Two-Time Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (once in 2009 & 2011)
  • Nebraska Record Holder for Strikeouts in a Seven-Inning Game (19)
  • Nebraska Record Holder for Career Strikeouts (988)
  • Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team (2011)
  • Two-Time Academic All-District 7 First Team (2011 & 2012)
  • Academic All-District 7 Second Team (2010)
  • Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Nominee (1 of 30 in 2012)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award (2012)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
  • Two-Time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2010 & 2011)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
  • Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll Selection)

Career Capsule
Ashley Hagemann finished a record-breaking career as Nebraska's all-time strikeout leader (988 career strikeouts). She owns two of the top five strikeout seasons in school history and Hagemann finished among the nation's top-10 strikeout leaders in both her junior and senior season. Hagemann had over 300 strikeouts as both a junior and senior, becoming only the second pitcher in school history to post back-to-back 300-strikeout seasons. She set a junior class record for strikeouts and struck out the second-most batters ever by a Husker senior.

Hagemann finished her career with a 75-50 record and a 2.55 ERA in 821.0 innings pitched. She made 161 appearances and started 119 games, tossing 20 shutouts among her 87 complete games. Hagemann also added eight saves and opponents hit only .205 against her. In addition to her record total of 988 strikeouts, Hagemann also averaged an impressive 8.4 strikeouts per seven innings. For her efforts, Hagemann was a two-time all-region selection and a two-time all-conference performer. In addition to holding two Husker pitching records, Hagemann also excelled off the field. She was a three-time academic all-district selection, and Hagemann earned second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a junior in 2011.

Senior Season [2012]
Hagemann was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2012 after posting a 23-17 record with a 2.62 ERA. Hagemann was a workhorse for the Huskers in her final season, appearing in 47 of Nebraska’s 55 games, including 38 starts. She threw nearly 75 percent of NU’s total innings while continuing to be one of the nation’s top strikeout pitchers. Hagemann struck out 320 batters in 2012, a total that currently ranked sixth nationally at the end of the regular season. She was the only pitcher in the Big Ten Conference to strike out 300 batters this season, and she joined Ashley DeBuhr as the only Huskers to post back-to-back 300-strikeout seasons. Her 320 strikeouts this season gave her 988 career strikeouts, as she ended her career as Nebraska’s all-time strikeout leader.

In addition to the high strikeout total, Hagemann also proved difficult to hit, as opponents managed a paltry .210 average against her. She added seven shutouts and one save, while earning complete-game victories over then-No. 8 Arizona and then-No. 11 Missouri. Hagemann picked up 10 of her 23 wins during Nebraska’s Big Ten season, leading the Huskers to a third-place finish in their first year in the league. Hagemann led the Big Ten in strikeouts (320), innings pitched (261.1), complete games (34) and appearances (47), while ranking second in starts (38) and third in opponent average (.210) and wins (23). She was the only Big Ten pitcher to post 300 strikeouts in 2012.

On the national level, Hagemann not only ranked sixth in strikeouts, but she was 20th in strikeouts per seven innings and 39th in wins following the regular season. Hagemann also left her mark on the Husker record books in her senior season. Her 320 strikeouts were the second-most ever by a Husker senior and ranked fourth overall in school history. Hagemann also ranked fourth in school history with 34 complete games, sixth with 261.1 innings pitched and tied for 10th with 23 victories. Her 34 complete games also ranked second among senior pitchers in Nebraska history.

Junior Season [2011]
In her first full season as Nebraska’s ace, Hagemann emerged as one of the nation’s top pitchers, finishing with a 31-13 record and a 1.75 ERA. She added 344 strikeouts in 276.1 innings pitched, while tossing eight shutouts, earning two saves and holding opposing hitters to a paltry .188 batting average. She totaled eight double-digit strikeout games, including a season-high 17 batters in the opening game of the NCAA Tournament against Fresno State.

For her efforts, Hagemann was a first-team All-Big 12 selection and a second-team all-region pick. Hagemann’s selection as a first-team all-conference performer was a noticeable achievement in a Big 12 Conference that featured five pitchers who went on to be named a first- or second-team All-American. Hagemann also picked up the second Big 12 pitcher-of-the-week honor of her career and was a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

Hagemann ranked eighth nationally in strikeouts and 10th in wins during her junior season. Her outstanding season also left a mark on the Nebraska record book. Her 31 wins, 344 strikeouts, 267.1 innings pitched and 32 complete games were each an NU junior class record. Overall, Hagemann posted the second-highest strikeout total in school history, while ranking third in wins, fourth in complete games and fifth in innings pitched.

Hagemann posted a 20-3 record in February and March. She was the nation’s first pitcher to reach 10 wins and the second pitcher nationally to record 20 victories. Hagemann also became the only Husker pitcher to win 10 games in the month of February and to win 10 games in each of the first two months of the season. Two of those early-season wins were shutouts of top-10 opponents.

Hagemann fired a one-hit shutout against No. 10 Hawaii, before tossing a two-hit shutout against No. 1 Florida to give NU its only win against a No. 1 team. Hagemann was one of only two pitchers to shut out Florida in 2011, and the nation’s only pitcher to toss a seven-inning shutout against Texas Tech. She posted eight wins over ranked teams, including four victories over top-10 opponents.

Overall, Hagemann posted a 22-4 record with a 1.50 ERA during the non-conference season, including the NCAA Tournament. In the postseason, Hagemann allowed only five earned runs in 29.0 innings, good for a 1.21 ERA. In Big 12 play, Hagemann posted a respectable 9-9 record with a 2.11 ERA against a league that sent a nation-leading eight teams to the NCAA Tournament and a nation-best four teams to the Women’s College World Series. She started 17 of Nebraska’s 18 conference games, posting a 9-8 record with a 1.85 ERA in those starts.

Sophomore Season [2010]
After seeing limited action as a freshman, Hagemann threw more than half of Nebraska’s total innings in 2010. Hagemann showed flashes of her dominating potential while striving for more consistency as a sophomore, finishing with a 15-16 record and a 3.32 ERA in 212.2 innings. She averaged more than one strikeout per inning, fanning 227, and held opposing hitters to a .226 average.

Hagemann’s 227 strikeouts were good for 10th place in the Nebraska record book, while her five saves tied for fifth in NU history and tied for the most ever by a Husker sophomore. She also ranked highly among all Big 12 pitchers in 2010, finishing second in saves, tied for third in appearances, fourth in strikeouts, fifth in innings pitched and complete games, sixth in starts, ninth in shutouts and tied for 10th in wins.

The hard-throwing right-hander gained experience and confidence throughout her sophomore season, setting the stage for a promising finish to her year. Hagemann started Nebraska’s final six games of 2010, with all six starts coming against NCAA Tournament teams, including five matchups against ranked teams. In those final six games, Hagemann posted a 2.08 ERA in 37.0 innings, allowing only 23 hits and striking out 39. In throwing every inning during the NCAA Tournament, Hagemann posted a 0.67 ERA, allowing only two earned runs and nine hits in 21.0 innings.

With increased time in the circle and her emergence as Nebraska’s ace down the stretch, Hagemann was limited offensively, batting .120 with a double and two RBIs in only 25 at bats. She was 2-for-6 with a double and one walk in seven trips to the plate during the conference season. Defensively, Hagemann committed two errors in 32 chances in the circle.

Freshman Season [2009]
Hagemann immediately burst onto the scene as a freshman. In her career debut against North Dakota, she threw a one-hitter and struck out 19 batters, a Nebraska record for a seven-inning game. Hagemann posted a 6-4 record with a 3.07 ERA in 2009. She showed her potential by tossing one shutout, while posting two double-digit strikeout games and throwing a pair of one-hitters in only 12 starts.

Opponents hit just .189 against her, as Hagemann posted the second-lowest opponent batting average of any pitcher in the Big 12 Conference. She allowed only 49 hits in 70.2 innings, but 25 of those hits went for extra-bases including 12 home runs. Hagemann added 97 strikeouts, averaging 9.61 strikeouts per seven innings to rank second in the league. She was hurt by the home run, as 20 of the 31 runs she allowed on the season scored off home runs, contributing to her 3.07 ERA.

With a larger-than-expected role in the circle, Hagemann saw only limited action at the plate. She hit .286 on the season, going 4-for-14 with one run scored and one walk.

Hagemann allowed only four hits and struck out 24 in 11.0 innings of work in the first weekend of her career. After losing a pair of decisions to NCAA Tournament teams - including national champion Washington - Hagemann rebounded by winning two of her next three starts. She struck out 10 and tossed a one-hitter while allowing one run against North Dakota, then allowed only two hits and one run at Wichita State the next day. Her next decision didn’t come until she earned a victory after allowing two runs in 4.1 innings against South Dakota. Hagemann won again a week later with a two-hitter against South Dakota State that marked the first shutout of her career.

During the Big 12 slate, Hagemann was 0-2 with a 3.36 ERA, but she allowed only three hits and struck out seven in 8.1 innings, as conference opponents hit only .107 against her.

Hagemann’s final two outings came in the NCAA Tournament, when she allowed two runs on four hits in 4.2 innings against ranked opponents Tennessee and Jacksonville State. On the season, Hagemann allowed only 10 hits and struck out 15 in 13.2 innings against ranked foes.

Before Nebraska
Hagemann was the Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior, becoming only the third repeat winner of the award. She was a three-time first-team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska selection and served as the honorary captain as a junior and senior. Hagemann was also a three-time Lincoln Journal Star Super-State selection, earning second-team honors as a sophomore.

Hagemann left her mark on the Nebraska high school record books while winning four state titles and leading Elkhorn High School to a 123-11 record during her career. Hagemann set Nebraska Class B career records with 1,088 strikeouts, 86 victories, 67 shutouts, 14 consecutive shutouts, 170.0 consecutive shutout innings and 17 no-hitters. She owns the Class B season records with nine no-hitters as a senior, while ranking eighth in ERA with a 0.34 mark as a junior and ninth with a 0.38 ERA as a senior. Hagemann also struck out 20 batters to set the Class B record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game, while offensively, Hagemann’s 50 RBIs during her junior season are a Nebraska high school record, regardless of class.

In her senior season, Hagemann led Elkhorn to a Class B state record 30-1 finish. Hagemann went 25-1 with a 0.38 ERA as a senior and posted 346 strikeouts in 163.2 innings. Her ERA was the lowest in the state, while her 25 wins and 346 strikeouts both ranked second in the state.

At the plate, Hagemann hit .536 (37-for-69), with 10 doubles, six home runs and 37 RBIs. She led Class B in home runs and ranked second in RBIs.

Personal
Ashley Nicole Hagemann is the daughter of Al and Sandy Hagemann, and was born on March 7, 1990, in Omaha, Neb. Ashley has one sister, Megan, and one brother, A.J. Megan was a freshman catcher at Wayne State during Ashley's senior year at Nebraska. Ashley majored in elementary education with a coaching endorsement and earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013.

Batting

Year

Avg.

GP-GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

OB%

SLG%

SB-ATT

FLD%

2009

.286

7-5

14

1

4

0

0

0

0

1

5

.333

.286

1-1

1.000

2010

.120

15-8

25

1

3

1

0

0

2

5

5

.290

.160

0-0

.938

Total

.179

22-13

39

2

7

1

0

0

2

6

10

.304

.205

1-1

.956

 

 

 

Pitching

Year

ERA

W-L

APP

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

OPP. AVG.

FLD%

2009

3.07

6-4

22

12

3

1

0

70.2

49

31

31

33

97

.189

1.000

2010

3.32

15-8

44

30

18

4

5

212.2

180

121

101

98

227

.226

.938

2011

1.75

31-13

48

39

32

8

2

276.1

185

79

69

108

344

.188

.959

2012

2.62

23-17

47

38

34

7

1

261.1

205

131

98

146

320

.210

.932

Total

2.55 

75-50

161 

119 

87 

20 

8 

821.0

619 

362 

299 

385 

988 

.205

.949

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