Honors & Awards • Three Letters (2012, 2013, 2014) • Combined No-Hitter vs. Arkansas on April 16, 2013 • Third-Team All-Big Ten (2012) • 2x Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013, 2014) • Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (3/30/15) • Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (3/30/15) • Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American (2012) • All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2012) • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013) • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014) • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2012, 2013)
2014: Kyle Kubat (pronounced KOO-bot) started 12 games for the Huskers in 2014, posting a 5-2 record and a 4.55 ERA • Tossed a gem against Michigan on May 24 at the Big Ten Tournament to send NU to the title game • Went a career-high 8.2 innings, allowed just three hits and struck out a season-high six • Threw 4.0 innings in a no decision against Illinois on May 17 • Allowed four runs on four hits to the Illini, while striking out three • Went 6.1 innings and limited the Spartans to one run on seven hits and no walks on his way to his first Big Ten win of the year on May 12 • Faced three MSU batters three times on the afternoon • Went 3.0 innings in a short start at Omaha on April 30 • Allowed just one hit and one walk, while striking out three • Left the game tied 0-0 and the Huskers went on to win, 4-1 • Improved to 3-2 on the year with a win over Omaha on April 16 • Went 6.0 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits, while striking out a season-high five • Fell to 2-2 on the year after going a career-low 1.2 innings against Kansas State on April 9, gave up three runs on two hits and three walks • Earned his second straight win and defeated Arkansas for the second straight season in a 6-4 victory on April 2 • Went 5.2 innings on the road against the Razorbacks, allowing four runs on eight hits, while striking out four • Picked up his first win of the year at Wichita State on March 25 • Went 6.2 innings against the Shockers, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk in the first inning • Cruised through the fourth, fifth and sixth innings against WSU, needing just 24 pitches • Went 4.0 innings in a midweek start against Creighton on March 19 • Left the game with a 2-1 lead, but didn’t factor into the decision after the bullpen gave up the lead, but Nebraska went on to win the game 5-4 in 10 innings • Lasted 3.0 innings against No. 25 UC Irvine on March 14, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks • Made his season debut against St. John’s on March 7 in NU’s home opener • Went 4.2 innings in a no-decision, gave up a career-high four runs on seven hits, while striking out four.
2013: Kubat got a late start to his sophomore season, as he missed the first 33 games of the year with shoulder soreness • Ended the year with a 5-0 record and a 1.81 ERA in eight starts • The fourth-lowest single-season ERA (min. 40 innings) in program history and the lowest since 1984 when Bill McGuire set the school record with a 1.29 ERA • Just the eighth pitcher in school history to post an ERA below 2.00 • Became the 12th pitcher in school history to post a perfect record on the year with a minimum of five wins and the first to achieve the feat since 2006 when Brett Jensen also went 5-0 • Was the starter in a combined no-hitter against No. 10 Arkansas on April 16 • Dealt 5.0 innings of no-hit ball, retiring the first six Arkansas batters he faced, before issuing a leadoff walk in the third • Sat down seven straight, before hitting Isaac Hellbusch with two out in the fifth • Relievers Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt held the Razorbacks without a hit over the final 4.0 innings of the game • Was the fourth combined no-hitter in school history and the first no-hitter since four Huskers no-hit Peru State on March 6, 1993 • Was the first no-hitter against a Division I program since April 5, 1981, when Anthony Kelley no-hit the Oklahoma Sooners in seven innings • The last nine-inning no-hitter against a Division I team was on April 20, 1954, when Richard Geier threw a perfect game against the Kansas Jayhawks • Started twice at the Big Ten Tournament, including the opener against Michigan on May 22 • Shut out the Wolverines on one hit over 7.0 innings of work with a season-high six strikeouts to earn his fifth win of the year • Came back on May 26 and threw 5.0 innings against Indiana, giving up just one run, but didn’t factor into the decision, as NU went on to lose the game 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth • Left the game against Michigan on May 16 with a 5-3 lead after 6.0 innings of work, but didn’t factor into the decision, as the NU bullpen gave up four runs in a 7-5 loss • Struck out a then-season-high five, but also gave up a career-high nine hits • Gave NU 6.0 innings in a start at Minnesota on May 11, didn’t factor into the decision as he left with the game tied, 3-3, and NU lost, 4-3 • Struck out four, while allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks • Improved to 4-0 on the year in a 3-2 win over No. 16 Indiana on May 5 • Went 7.2 innings, giving up two runs on five hits and two walks on a career-high 104 pitches • Picked up his third win in 13 days, helping the team snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win on April 29 over Rutgers at the TD Ameritrade Classic • Went a season-high 8.0 innings to improve to 3-0 on the year, giving up one run on four hits • Faced more than four batters in an inning just once on the day and retired the Scarlet Knights in order four times • Picked up his second win of the week at Purdue on April 22, securing Nebraska’s first road sweep in conference play since 2008.
2012: Kubat was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after posting a 5-1 record and a 2.63 ERA • Worked 51.1 innings over 15 appearances, including eight starts • Was at his best during Big Ten play with a 4-0 record and a 1.57 ERA over six games, including three starts • Earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades and was selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman team • Started NU’s opening game against Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 23 • Lasted just 3.1 innings after giving up three runs on seven hits • Won his third straight start on May 17 at Michigan to secure a bid to the conference tournament • Struck out six Wolverines, while giving up two runs on six hits over 6.0 innings • Opened the Huskers’ final Big Ten home series of the year on May 11 with a 4-3 win over Minnesota • Gave up three runs, all unearned, on six hits and one walk over 6.0 innings • Struck out a career-high seven in a then-career-high 6.2 innings of work at Indiana on May 5 to improve to 3-0 • Made his final relief appearance of the year against No. 16 Purdue on April 22 • Gave up one run on four hits over 4.0 innings out of the bullpen • Also saw 3.0 out of the bullpen both at Ohio State (April 13) and against Illinois (March 24) • Picked up his first collegiate win against Northern Colorado at Hawks Field on March 20 • Went 3.0 innings in a short start, giving up one run on three hits • Made his first career start during the first weekend of the season in Peoria, Ariz., against Gonzaga on Feb. 19 • Pitched 5.0 shutout innings against the Zags and left the game with a 3-0 lead, but didn’t factor into the decision after NU’s bullpen gave up a total of five runs in the eighth and ninth innings in a 5-4 loss.
Before Nebraska: Kubat was a two-time All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald at Creighton Prep under Pat Mooney • Helped the Junior Jays to a pair of Class A runner-up finishes at the state tournament in 2009 and 2010 • Posted a 6-0 record in 2011 with a 1.83 ERA, while throwing a team-high 46 innings • Struck out 82 and gave up just 28 hits to hold opponents to a .173 batting average • Was a threat at the plate as well with a .416 average, while leading the team in doubles (12) and tying for the team lead in hits (37) • Played American Legion baseball for P.I. Midwest under Mooney • Won seven games in a team-high 59.0 innings of work with a blistering ERA of 0.95 and 81 strikeouts • Carried the offense with a .447 batting average and an .816 slugging percentage • Led the team in hits (68), RBI (60), doubles (21) and home runs (11) on the way to the 2011 Class A state championship • Chose Nebraska over Creighton and Minnesota.
Personal: Born on Dec. 4, 1992, in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Gary and Beverly Kubat • Majoring in nutrition science.
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