Kurt

Giller

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#44

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
City/State: Manhattan, Kan.
High School: Manhattan
Experience: High School

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 MLB Draft Pick (Toronto Blue Jays, 21st round)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2009)

2010: Kurt Giller was used in short and middle relief in 2010, going 0-1 with a save in eight appearances before undergoing season-ending surgery in April of 2010 • Missed the final two months of the 2010 season with a benign cyst on his right humerus after the cyst had caused an impending fracture in the humerus as well as ligament damage • Allowed four runs on three hits over 1.1 innings of relief vs. North Dakota on March 30 • Battled control against Northern Colorado on March 24, walking three in 0.2 innings as he allowed a pair of runs • Retired eight of the first nine hitters he faced at No. 2 Texas on March 21, but allowed a walk and two hits, including a three-run homer, to take the loss • Struck out a pair over two shutout innings of relief against Houston Baptist on March 13 • Picked up his first career save at Fresno State on Feb. 26, tossing four innings of one-run ball, as NU took a shutout into the ninth in a 4-1 victory

Before Nebraska: Giller was one of the top pitchers in the state of Kansas playing at Manhattan High School for Coach Don Hess • Selected in the 21st round by the Toronto Bluejays in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft • Pitched on the varsity level for three years, compiling a 15-5 record with a 1.38 ERA in his career • Fanned 210 and walked 43 over 126.2 career innings • Finished his career by holding the school's single-season (83 in 2009) and career (210) strikeout marks • Earned first-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger in 2009 • Put together a 5-2 record with a 1.52 ERA, fanning 83 and allowing just 24 hits over 41.1 innings • Tossed six complete games on the season as he was named first-team all-state • Spent the summer of 2009 pitching for the Midwest Wolverines and Coach Darrel Young, winning six games with a 2.31 ERA, as they finished fifth in the Perfect Game National Showcase in Fort Myers, Fla. • Went 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA as a junior, earning honorable-mention all-state honors • Was 9-0 with a 0.91 ERA to lead Manhattan to a state runner-up finish, garnering second-team all-state honors • Honored for his academic achievements, as he carried a 3.50 GPA or better throughout high school and earned the school's Distinguished Service Award for his community outreach work.

Personal: Born on Feb. 4, 1991, in Manhattan, Kan. • Parents are Tom and Mary Giller • Has two brothers, Matt, who plays baseball at Kansas State and younger brother (TJ) • Has not declared a major, but finished his first semester at Nebraska with a 3.07 GPA. 

Year eraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso
2010.... 11.20 0-1 8 0 0 0/0 1 13.2 20 17 17 9 11
TOTAL... 11.20 0-1 8 0 0 0/0 1 13.2 20 17 17 9 11

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