Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member (2010-11)
2014: Luke Bublitz (pronounced BUB-litz) ended his career at Nebraska with 7-3 record and one save over 67 career appearances • Notched a strikeout to finish off Nebraska’s 6-1 win over Michigan on May 24 at the Big Ten Tournament • Tossed an inning of scoreless relief in a 7-6 comeback win over Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 21 • Threw a perfect ninth inning of relief in a 13-3 win over Penn State on May 2 • Made his return to the mound against Kansas State on April 9 and was unable to get an out, giving up three runs on three hits • Threw 0.2 inning of relief in a win over Washington, but left the game with an arm injury • Pitched twice during the season’s opening weekend at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz. • Gave up three runs (all earned) in 0.2 inning of work against Oregon State • Came back the next day with 0.2 inning of shutout relief against Gonzaga.
2013: Bublitz made a career-high 24 appearances in 2013, topping his previous high of 21 in 2012 • Totaled 26 strikeouts in 34.2 innings of work, while posting a 4-1 record • Ended the year on a hot streak, throwing 8.1 innings of scoreless relief over six appearances • Dropped his season ERA from 6.15 to 4.67 over the six-game stretch • Was dominant out of the bullpen at the Big Ten Tournament, earning a pair of wins • Threw 6.0 innings of scoreless relief over four appearances, while giving up just three hits and one walk • Threw a scoreless inning of relief against No. 12 Indiana in the top of the 11th inning before Tanner Lubach led off the bottom of the inning with a walk-off home run that propelled the Huskers into the championship game • Earned a win one day earlier with 3.1 innings of shutout relief against Minnesota in an elimination game • Struck out one and gave up one hit to the Gophers • Ended the regular season by throwing 2.1 innings of scoreless relief in two games against Michigan • Matched a career high with four strikeouts over 1.2 innings of no-hit relief against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on April 26 • Improved to 2-0 on the year in the second game of a doubleheader home sweep of No. 10 Arkansas on April 16 • Came in against the Razorbacks in a scoreless game in the eighth with a runner on and kept Arkansas off the board • Nebraska scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth, including a leadoff pinch-hit home run from Blake Headley, that carried the Huskers to a 3-1 win • Picked up his first win of the season at Iowa on April 6 • Came in with a pair of Hawkeyes on base and struck out a pair to end the inning • Made his lone start of the season and the second of his career during a midweek game at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on March 19 • Lasted just 2.2 innings against the Titans, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks • Made his first appearance of the year in the season opener at CSU Bakersfield on Feb. 15 • Topped his previous career high of three strikeouts with four punchouts over 2.2 innings, while giving up one run on five hits.
2012: Bublitz returned to the mound for the Huskers in 2012 after missing the 2011 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery • Was called upon out of the bullpen 21 times to pitch 26.1 innings • Went 2-1 on the year with 19 strikeouts • Earned his second win of the season on May 13 to complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Hawks Field • Gave up one run and struck out one over 2.1 innings of work • Threw an inning of scoreless relief in three straight games from April 28 to May 8 against CSU Bakersfield, Indiana and Creighton • Earned the win against CSU Bakersfield on April 28, as NU won the game, 3-2, in 11 innings • Pitched 2.0 innings of perfect relief against No. 16 Purdue on April 20 • Tied a career-high with three strikeouts against No. 18 California on March 12 in a 9-5 Husker win to help NU split the four-game series with the Bears • Earned his first career save on March 7 with 1.0 inning of perfect relief against UNK •Made his first appearance since May 22, 2010, against Gonzaga in the season opener on Feb. 17 in Peoria, Ariz. • Threw 1.0 inning of no-hit relief against the Zags.
2011: Bublitz didn’t see game action in 2011, as he recovered from Tommy John surgery • Played for the Haysville Heat during the summer of 2010, helping the squad to the 2010 Jayhawk League Championship and NBC Midwest Regional Championship.
2010: Bublitz was one of several Husker freshmen who played significant roles on the Husker staff in 2010 • Went 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in 15 appearances, holding opponents to a .235 batting average over 22 innings of work • Earned his first collegiate win against Creighton at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium on May 18, allowing one run on four hits in a pre-determined start • Worked a scoreless eighth inning against Missouri on May 16 • Allowed one hit over an inning of work against Southeast Missouri State on May 9, as he was hurt by a pair of errors and allowed two unearned runs • Turned in a solid performance at Baylor on April 24, tossing two innings of one-hit relief to earn a hold, as NU defeated the Bears, 6-2 • Went a career-high four innings in relief against Kansas on April 17, allowing one earned run on two hits • Fanned three over two perfect innings of relief against Wichita State on April 13 • Pitched twice against No. 20 Kansas State, fanning two over a shutout inning of work on April 10 before he retired the only batter he faced in the series finale the next day • Got the Huskers out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning of the finale at No. 2 Texas on March 21, but allowed three runs in the following inning on two hits • Pitched two innings of no-hit relief against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10 • Made his Husker debut against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26, as he tossed one inning of shutout relief.
Before Nebraska: Bublitz was one of the top two-way performers in the state of Colorado playing for Coach Gary Mares at Legacy High School • Compiled a 9-3 record with 121 strikeouts during his prep career, while also hitting .417 with 13 homers in three varsity seasons • Missed all of his senior season following a back injury • Helped Legacy to an elite eight appearance as a junior en route to earning honorable-mention all-state accolades for the second straight year • Was a three-time all-conference honoree, who was also the team’s starting quarterback in football • Set a school record with 1,442 passing yards as a junior • Excelled in the classroom, earning four academic honors and finishing with a 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Born on May 29, 1991, in Westminster, Colo. • Parents are Brent and Jennifer Bublitz • Has one younger brother, Jake • Major is nutrition science.