Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 226
Year: Junior
City/State: Windom, Minn.
High School: Windom
Experience: 2 Letters


Honors and Awards

  • 2010 MLB Draft Pick (Philadelphia Phillies, 17th round)
  • 2009 MLB Draft Pick (Los Angeles Angels, 15th round)
  • 2010 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • 2009 Bearkat Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2008 Husker Power Baseball Lifter of the Year
  • 2008 No. 2 Prospect in Northwoods League
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Spring 2009; Fall 2009)

2010: Mike Nesseth had his 2010 season curtailed by a right elbow injury, as he went 1-2 in 10 appearances • Was pitching well at the time of the injury, going 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last seven appearances • Earned a win against Northern Colorado on March 24, tossing three innings of no-hit ball with four strikeouts in a pre-determined outing, as NU won 15-2 • Retired all 10 hitters he faced over 3.1 perfect innings at No. 2 Texas on March 21 • Allowed three runs on three hits in 0.2 innings of work against South Dakota State on March 16 • Tossed a shutout inning of relief against Houston Baptist on March 14 • Threw the ninth inning against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10  • Pitched twice against No. 14 UCLA, not allowing a run and picking up a strikeout in NU's 5-3 loss on March 5 • Preserved NU's 5-3 win over Elon on Feb. 28, as he struck out the potential winning run  • Was on the hook for a pair of losses at Fresno State during the opening weekend, as the Bulldogs won two last at-bat wins.

2009: Nesseth was a workhorse for the Huskers, going 5-4 with two saves and a 5.01 ERA in 20 games • Led the team in wins (five), saves (two) and strikeouts (73) and finished second with 64.2 innings pitched, while he held opponents to a .250 average • Threw at least six innings in six of his eight starts, including a complete game against Cal State Northridge on March 6 • Finished the season on a high note, winning his last two starts, including a victory over NCAA Regional qualifier Baylor • Notched the win over the Bears on May 15, allowing three earned runs over seven innings while fanning eight, as his eight strikeouts were the second-highest total of his career • Earned a victory against Cal State Bakersfield on May 8, allowing six runs on eight hits over 7.1 innings, as he fanned seven Roadrunners • Took the loss against Missouri on May 2, allowing three runs on two hits over three innings, as he matched a season high with five walks • Tossed four shutout innings of relief at No. 23 Texas A&M on April 18 • Went the final 1.1 innings with a pair of strikeouts to preserve NU's 8-5 win over Iowa on April 14 • Threw twice in the series against Kansas State, allowing one run on three hits over 2.2 innings while fanning four Wildcats • Preserved NU's 11-9 win over No. 11 Oklahoma on March 29, fanning five over 2.2 innings of work and leaving the bases loaded in the ninth • Pitched twice against Northern Colorado, earning the save on March 24 with a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts • Moved to the bullpen and earned the victory at No. 15 Arkansas on March 18, fanning four over two innings of work • Tossed the first nine-inning complete game by a Husker since March of 2008, scattering six hits and fanning seven in a 9-3 win on March 6 • Dominated Sam Houston State on Feb. 28, as he fanned a career-best 12 batters and allowed only three singles in an 8-1 Husker win • Threw well in a loss at UL-Lafayette on Feb. 21, allowing one earned run on two hits over six innings, as he fanned a then-career-high seven hitters • Pitched in the Cape Cod League for Cotuit, going 0-3 in 11 appearances, including a pair of starts.

2008: Nesseth put together a strong redshirt freshman campaign, emerging as one of the Huskers' top bullpen workers down the stretch • Went 4-1 with four saves and a 3.58 ERA in 27 appearances, as he fanned 53 over 37.2 innings • Ranked second on the squad in saves and appearances and held foes to a .201 average • Established NU's freshman record with 27 appearances, breaking the school mark of 25 set by Tim Schoeninger in 2003 • Was at his best down the stretch, going 2-0 with two saves and a 2.11 ERA in his final 13 outings, fanning 31 over 17.2 innings and holding opponents to a .151 average • Didn't allow a run in two NCAA Lincoln Regional appearances, highlighted by a five strikeout effort over 2.2 innings of one-hit ball against Oral Roberts on June 1 • Threw twice in the Big 12 Tournament, allowing one earned run in 3.2 innings of work, including three strikeouts over two innings against Baylor on May 21 • Went 2-0 with a save in 13 conference appearances, while posting an impressive 25-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio • Pitched twice against No. 12 Missouri, fanning three over two perfect innings on May 18 after allowing three runs in 0.2 innings on May 16 • Threw twice against ninth-ranked Texas A&M, allowing one hit and striking out six over 3.2 innings of work • Earned the win in the series finale against the Aggies, fanning five and allowing one hit over the final 2.2 innings of a 13-10 win • Tossed a career-high 3.2 innings of no-hit relief with a season-high six strikeouts against Louisiana-Lafayette on May 3, a game NU won 4-3 in 14 innings • Collected his fourth save against Western Illinois on April 29, fanning two in a perfect inning of relief • Preserved Nebraska's 4-3 win over Creighton on April 22 with 1.1 shutout innings, fanning two and allowing no hits for his third save • Went a then-career-long 2.1 innings against Kansas on April 19, striking out three and allowing a pair of runs on four hits • Tossed a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout in the series finale at No. 21 Oklahoma State on April 13 • Pitched twice against Oklahoma, earning the save in the series clincher on March 22 • Collected the win in the series finale against Kansas State on March 16, fanning four over two innings of shutout relief in a 5-3, 10-inning victory • Picked up his first college win against Northern Colorado on March 9, working two innings of no-hit relief and fanning two in a 3-2 victory • Collected his first career save against UC Riverside on March 1, fanning a pair over a hitless frame of relief • Pitched twice in the series at Stanford, allowing one hit over 1.1 innings of shutout ball.

2007: Nesseth redshirted • Spent the summer pitching for the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League • Made 17 appearances out of the bullpen, going 0-1 with a 4.08 ERA, as he struck out 14 and walked four in 17.2 innings.

Before Nebraska: Nesseth was one of the top prospects in the state of Minnesota, pitching for Coach Brad Schlomann at Windom Area High School • Garnered first-team All-Minnesota Class AA honors from the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association, going 3-4 with a 2.47 ERA as a senior • Struck out 78 and allowed only 18 walks over 51 innings • Was a two-time, first-team All-Section 3AA and All-Southwest Conference selection, going 8-4 with a 2.21 ERA and 94 strikeouts over 69.2 innings as a junior • Finished his four-year career with a 14-10 record, a 2.55 ERA and 249 strikeouts over 187 innings • Struck out a career-high 18 in a Class 3AA state playoff game as a junior • Totaled 11 letters in high school, as he also played football and basketball at Windom Area High School • Earned all-conference honors in each of his last two seasons in basketball, where he finished as the school's all-time leading scorer • Captained the football, basketball and baseball teams at WAHS in 2005-06 and was tabbed the school's Male Athlete of the Year • Was a member of the National Honor Society and on the honor roll throughout his high school career.

Personal: Born on April 19, 1988, in Worthington, Minn. • Parents are Larry and Deb Nesseth • Has one sister (Nicole) and one brother-in-law (Brent Staples) • Majors in business administration.

Year eraw-lappgscgshosviphrerbbso
2008.... 3.58 4-1 27 0 0 0/0 4 37.2 28 19 15 14 53
2009.... 5.01 5-4 20 8 1 0/0 2 64.2 62 40 36 35 73
2010.... 6.43 1-2 10 1 0 0/0 0 14.0 16 12 10 6 10
TOTAL... 4.72 10-7 57 9 1 0/0 6 116.1 106 71 61 55 136

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