Joe

Broekemeier

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#17

Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 208
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Aurora, Neb.
High School: Aurora
Experience: Redshirt

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2008)

2009 Outlook: Joe Broekemeier (pronounced Brock-myer) is a promising prospect who has battled injuries throughout his Husker career Is a talented pitcher who throws in the upper 80s and has worked hard to improve his off-speed pitches Possesses a good understanding of the strike zone and a maturing frame Capped an impressive fall with two innings of shutout baseball in the Red/White Series opener Considered by the coaching staff to be the most improved pitcher on the Husker staff from the start of the fall Will likely work out of the bullpen, as he faces Division I competition for the first time in his college career.

2008: Missed the 2008 season because of a back injury.

2007: Broekemeier redshirted in 2007 Spent the summer playing for the San Luis Obispo Blues for Coach Chal Fanning, compiling a 2-0 record with a 2.42 ERA in 13 games Fanned 25 over 26 innings of work and held opponents to a .224 average.

Aurora High School: Broekemeier was one of the state’s top multi-sport athletes competing in football, basketball, track and American Legion baseball during his prep career Selected as the Grand Island Independent’s Boys High School Athlete of the Year in 2005-06 Rated as the top high school player in the state for the 2006 MLB Draft by Baseball America Was a two-way performer for Coach Matt Broekemeier, going 4-2 with a 2.19 ERA on the mound, striking out 22 over 22.1 innings as a senior Hit .480 with nine homers, 49 RBIs, 49 runs scored and 18 stolen bases, as Aurora placed fourth at the 2006 Class B state tournament Enjoyed a strong junior campaign by going 7-3 with a 0.91 ERA while striking out 70 in 46 innings Hit .401 with seven homers, 45 RBIs and 31 stolen bases Started four years at point guard, setting a school record with 1,334 career points in leading AHS to back-to-back state tournament showings Named captain of the Class B All-State team in 2005-06, averaging 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals per game Ran track for four seasons, placing fourth in the state in the 200 meters and anchoring the 4x400 relay to a state runner-up showing Selected NU over Creighton, Missouri, Kansas and New Mexico.

Personal: Born on April 8, 1987, in Central City, Neb. Parents are Dale and Karla Broekemeier Has two brothers (Matt and Tyson) Majors in business administration Father wrestled at Nebraska-Kearney.

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