Mike

Harmelink

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#39

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Creighton Prep

Bio

  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2003; Spring 2004; Fall 2005)
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member (2003- 04; 2004-05)

2007 Outlook: One of only two seniors on the 2007 Husker roster, Mike Harmelink has experienced a lot in his NU career Overcame Tommy John surgery in December of 2005 to become a vital member of the Husker bullpen the past two seasons Does not possess overpowering stuff, but has the poise and confidence to fight through adverse situations and makes the sacrifices needed to improve on a daily basis Consistent strike thrower who has better than a 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career Capped an outstanding fall with a dominant performance in the Red/White Series, firing 6.2 innings of one-hit relief while striking out six Could be used in long relief or as a set-up man in the bullpen Serves as a mentor to the younger members of the pitching staff and aspires to be a coach following graduation.

2006: Harmelink was one of NU’s primary middle relievers, making eight appearances on the year Did not record a decision while posting a 5.68 ERA over 12.2 innings of work Finished with a team-best 13-to-2 strikeout-to-walk ratio, including seven strikeouts in his final two appearances Established career highs in innings pitched (3.0) and strikeouts (four) against Kansas in the Big 12 title game on May 28   Made three appearances in Big 12 play, finishing with a 4.15 ERA over 4.1 innings Fanned three hitters over two innings in the Huskers’ win over No. 13 Oklahoma on May 20 Tossed 1.1 innings of one-hit, shutout ball at Baylor on May 14 Pitched one inning of shutout relief in the series opener at No. 6 Texas on April 21 Fanned two hitters in a perfect inning of work against Nebraska-Kearney on April 19 Was dominant in his 2006 debut against Illinois State on March 15, retiring six of the seven hitters he faced over two shutout frames.

2005: Harmelink provided depth for a Husker staff that ranked second nationally with a 2.69 ERA Pitched in five games, posting a 3.00 ERA in six innings after recovering from Tommy John surgery Made his Husker debut against South Dakota State on March 11, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three in a 7-2 Husker win Pitched a scoreless inning of relief against Northern Colorado on March 17 Went the final two innings against North Dakota State on April 13, allowing one run on two hits while striking out three Pitched 0.2 innings with a strikeout against eighth-ranked Baylor on April 23 Came in with the bases loaded in the ninth against Creighton at Rosenblatt Stadium on May 10 and struck out the only batter he faced.

2003-04: Harmelink was a medical redshirt while missing all of the 2004 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in December of 2003 Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003.

Creighton Prep High School: Harmelink played an integral role in helping Omaha Creighton Prep and Coach Pat Mooney to consecutive state titles in 2001 and 2002 Compiled a 5-3 record with a save and a 2.91 ERA as a senior, holding opponents to a .181 average Ranked among the state leaders in both wins and ERA, as the Junior Jays went 32-5 and finished sixth in the final USA Today poll Was an outstanding two-way performer, hitting .355 with two homers and 14 RBIs, earning all-division honors on the diamond Dominated in American Legion ball as a senior going 9-0 with a 2.02 ERA, striking out 71 in 52 innings Also hit .358 with a pair of homers and 20 RBIs during his senior campaign Graduated with honors from Creighton Prep.

Personal: Born on Sept. 1, 1983, in Omaha Parents are Doug and Marg Harmelink Has one brother (Joey) and one sister (Megan) Is an art and advertising double major at Nebraska.

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