Sean

Yost

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#8

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

Honors & Awards
•    Two Letters (2009, 2010, 2011)
•    2010 MLB Draft Pick (Boston, 24th round)
•    California Collegiate League All-Star Game (2010)
•    Northwoods League All-Star Game (2009)
•    Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (May 18, 2009)
•    College Baseball Foundation/Diamond Star National All-Star Lineup (May 18, 2009)

2011 Outlook: Sean Yost is in contention for a spot in the weekend rotation, as he enters his junior year with 13 career starts under his belt • Has also seen a role as a reliever and closer during his first two seasons • Pitched the White team to a Game 2 victory in the Red-White Series, going 6.0 shuting innings and striking out six while giving up two hits • Has had strong summer campaigns, most recently earning a start in the California Collegiate All-Star Game • Produced a perfect 3-0 record for San Luis Obispo with a 2.70 ERA in five starts • Played with Husker teammates Cory Burleson, Chad Christensen and Matt Freeman for the Blues • As a redshirt freshman in 2009, threw a complete-game shutout of Baylor - the first nine-inning shutout by a Husker rookie since 2000.

2010: Yost worked as a starter and reliever, going 2-1 with a 6.21 ERA in 19 appearances • Performed well after moving into a late-inning role on April 13, posting a 3.60 ERA in his last 10 appearances and holding opponents to a .212 batting average in that span • Pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts against Creighton at Rosenblatt Stadium on May 18 • Allowed one run on two hits against Missouri in the finale on May 16 • Made two appearances against Southeast Missouri State, allowing one hit over two innings of work • Fanned three over 1.2 innings of one-hit relief at Iowa on April 27 • Pitched twice at Baylor, tossing two innings of no-hit relief with a pair of strikeouts, as he preserved NU’s 6-2 win on April 24 with a scoreless ninth • Tossed a shutout inning of relief against Wichita State on April 13 • Fanned two over 1.1 innings of shutout relief against No. 12 Oklahoma on March 26 • Worked a perfect inning of relief with two strikeouts against Northern Colorado on March 24 • Picked up a victory against South Dakota State on March 16, taking a shutout into the fifth, as he allowed two runs on five hits in a pre-determined pitch count • Turned in a solid effort against Texas A&M Corpus-Christi on Feb. 25, allowing three runs over six innings while fanning five without a walk • Started the season with a no-decision at Fresno State, as he allowed a pair of runs over 3.2 innings of work.

2009: Yost took advantage of opportunities and became one of the Huskers’ top pitchers during the second half of the season • Stepped into the weekend rotation midway through the season and went 2-5 with a 6.02 ERA in 18 appearances, fanning 48 over 55.1 innings • Finished Big 12 action with a 1-3 mark and a 5.26 ERA in 11 games, ranking third among Big 12 freshmen in both opponent batting average (.245) and ERA • Pitched well in the second half of Big 12 play, going 1-1 with a 2.28 ERA in his final four Big 12 starts, holding foes to a .214 batting average in that stretch • Turned in his best start in his final appearance, becoming the first Husker freshman to throw a nine-inning shutout since 2000 in a 5-0 shutout victory over Baylor on May 16 • Matched his career high with six strikeouts and was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for his performance • Pitched well in a no-decision against Missouri on May 3, matching then-season highs in strikeouts (6) and innings (5.1), as he allowed two earned runs in a no-decision • Went 5.1 innings at Kansas on April 26, as he allowed one unearned run over the first five innings before giving up a pair of runs in the sixth in a no-decision • Turned in a solid outing at No. 23 Texas A&M on April 17, allowing two runs on four hits while fanning four over four-plus innings, as he left with a 1-1 tie • Pitched well in a start against Kansas State on April 3, allowing three hits over four innings while striking out six in a no-decision • Threw twice against No. 11 Oklahoma State, allowing two runs on two hits over 2.1 innings • Earned his first win in the nightcap against Cal State Northridge on March 7, allowing one run on three hits over two innings, as the Huskers overcame a 5-1 deficit • Retired all six hitters he faced against South Dakota State on March 4 • Pitched for Duluth in the Northwoods League, going 2-6 with a 2.54 ERA on the summer, as he led the Huskies in starts (11), innings (74.1) and strikeouts (53).

2008:
Yost redshirted in 2008 • Played summer baseball for the Beatrice Bruins and Coach Bob Steinkamp, helping the Bruins to a 33-9 record and a third-place showing at the 2008 NBC World Series • Went 3-2 with a save in 12 appearances, fanning 24 over 30.2 innings and holding opponents to a .204 average.

Before Nebraska:
Yost was one of the top pitchers in the state playing for Coach Doug Kaltenberger at Lincoln Southwest High School • Named first-team Super-State by the Lincoln Journal Star after putting up a 6-2 record with a 2.09 ERA over 53.2 innings as a senior • Ranked among the state leaders in wins and posted a 43-18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2007 • Rated by Baseball America as the top high school player in Nebraska for the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft • Shined in American Legion ball in 2007, going 8-1 with a 1.98 ERA • Was a two-time all-city pick for the Silver Hawks, going 2-3 with a 2.16 ERA as a junior, whiffing 31 over 45.2 innings and holding hitters to a .186 average • Starred for the Pinnacle Bank American Legion team that became the first Lincoln team to reach the American Legion World Series since 1955, going 8-2 with a 2.78 ERA as Pinnacle Bank went 43-14 over the summer • Tossed a complete-game six-hitter in the state title game against Creighton Prep • Invited to both the 2006 Area Code Games and to the AFLAC All-America game, but declined the offers so he could help his American Legion Team reach the World Series • Lettered two seasons in basketball, earning honorable-mention all-state accolades as a senior.

Personal: Born on Dec. 15, 1988, in Lincoln • Parents are Steve and Sandra Yost • Has one sister (Cassie) and one brother (Nathan) • Majored in sociology and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2012.

Career Statistics

Yeareraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso
2009.... 6.02 2-5 18 8 1 1/0 0 55.1 55 41 37 27 48
2010.... 6.21 2-1 19 5 0 0/1 0 33.1 42 28 23 17 23
TOTAL... 6.09 4-6 37 13 1 1/1 0 88.2 97 69 60 44 71
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