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Luke Bublitz
Player Profile:
Luke Bublitz 700738
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 203
Year: Junior
Hometown: Thornton, Colo.
High School: Legacy
Experience: 1 Letter

Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)

• Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Member (2010-11)

2014: Luke Bublitz (pronounced BUB-litz) ended his career at Nebraska with 7-3 record and one save over 67 career appearances • Notched a strikeout to finish off Nebraska’s 6-1 win over Michigan on May 24 at the Big Ten Tournament • Tossed an inning of scoreless relief in a 7-6 comeback win over Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 21 • Threw a perfect ninth inning of relief in a 13-3 win over Penn State on May 2 • Made his return to the mound against Kansas State on April 9 and was unable to get an out, giving up three runs on three hits • Threw 0.2 inning of relief in a win over Washington, but left the game with an arm injury • Pitched twice during the season’s opening weekend at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz. • Gave up three runs (all earned) in 0.2 inning of work against Oregon State • Came back the next day with 0.2 inning of shutout relief against Gonzaga.

2013: Bublitz made a career-high 24 appearances in 2013, topping his previous high of 21 in 2012 • Totaled 26 strikeouts in 34.2 innings of work, while posting a 4-1 record • Ended the year on a hot streak, throwing 8.1 innings of scoreless relief over six appearances • Dropped his season ERA from 6.15 to 4.67 over the six-game stretch • Was dominant out of the bullpen at the Big Ten Tournament, earning a pair of wins • Threw 6.0 innings of scoreless relief over four appearances, while giving up just three hits and one walk • Threw a scoreless inning of relief against No. 12 Indiana in the top of the 11th inning before Tanner Lubach led off the bottom of the inning with a walk-off home run that propelled the Huskers into the championship game • Earned a win one day earlier with 3.1 innings of shutout relief against Minnesota in an elimination game • Struck out one and gave up one hit to the Gophers • Ended the regular season by throwing 2.1 innings of scoreless relief in two games against Michigan • Matched a career high with four strikeouts over 1.2 innings of no-hit relief against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on April 26 • Improved to 2-0 on the year in the second game of a doubleheader home sweep of No. 10 Arkansas on April 16 • Came in against the Razorbacks in a scoreless game in the eighth with a runner on and kept Arkansas off the board • Nebraska scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth, including a leadoff pinch-hit home run from Blake Headley, that carried the Huskers to a 3-1 win • Picked up his first win of the season at Iowa on April 6 • Came in with a pair of Hawkeyes on base and struck out a pair to end the inning • Made his lone start of the season and the second of his career during a midweek game at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on March 19 • Lasted just 2.2 innings against the Titans, giving up four runs on five hits and two walks • Made his first appearance of the year in the season opener at CSU Bakersfield on Feb. 15 • Topped his previous career high of three strikeouts with four punchouts over 2.2 innings, while giving up one run on five hits.

2012: Bublitz returned to the mound for the Huskers in 2012 after missing the 2011 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery • Was called upon out of the bullpen 21 times to pitch 26.1 innings
• Went 2-1 on the year with 19 strikeouts • Earned his second win of the season on May 13 to complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Hawks Field • Gave up  one run and struck out one over 2.1 innings of work Threw an inning of scoreless relief in three straight games from April 28 to May 8 against CSU Bakersfield, Indiana and Creighton • Earned the win against CSU Bakersfield on April 28, as NU won the game, 3-2, in 11 innings Pitched 2.0 innings of perfect relief against No. 16 Purdue on April 20 • Tied a career-high with three strikeouts against No. 18 California on March 12 in a 9-5 Husker win to help NU split the four-game series with the Bears • Earned his first career save on March 7 with 1.0 inning of perfect relief against UNK Made his first appearance since May 22, 2010, against Gonzaga in the season opener on Feb. 17 in Peoria, Ariz. • Threw 1.0 inning of no-hit relief against the Zags.

Bublitz didn’t see game action in 2011, as he recovered from Tommy John surgery • Played for the Haysville Heat during the summer of 2010, helping the squad to the 2010 Jayhawk League Championship and NBC Midwest Regional Championship.

Bublitz was one of several Husker freshmen who played significant roles on the Husker staff in 2010 • Went 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in 15 appearances, holding opponents to a .235 batting average over 22 innings of work • Earned his first collegiate win against Creighton at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium on May 18, allowing one run on four hits in a pre-determined start • Worked a scoreless eighth inning against Missouri on May 16 • Allowed one hit over an inning of work against Southeast Missouri State on May 9, as he was hurt by a pair of errors and allowed two unearned runs • Turned in a solid performance at Baylor on April 24, tossing two innings of one-hit relief to earn a hold, as NU defeated the Bears, 6-2 • Went a career-high four innings in relief against Kansas on April 17, allowing one earned run on two hits  • Fanned three over two perfect innings of relief against Wichita State on April 13 • Pitched twice against No. 20 Kansas State, fanning two over a shutout inning of work on April 10 before he retired the only batter he faced in the series finale the next day • Got the Huskers out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning of the finale at No. 2 Texas on March 21, but allowed three runs in the following inning on two hits • Pitched two innings of no-hit relief against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10 • Made his Husker debut against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26, as he tossed one inning of shutout relief.

Before Nebraska:
Bublitz was one of the top two-way performers in the state of Colorado playing for Coach Gary Mares at Legacy High School • Compiled a 9-3 record with 121 strikeouts during his prep career, while also hitting .417 with 13 homers in three varsity seasons • Missed all of his senior season following a back injury • Helped Legacy to an elite eight appearance as a junior en route to earning honorable-mention all-state accolades for the second straight year • Was a three-time all-conference honoree, who was also the team’s starting quarterback in football • Set a school record with 1,442 passing yards as a junior • Excelled in the classroom, earning four academic honors and finishing with a 3.8 GPA.

Born on May 29, 1991, in Westminster, Colo. • Parents are Brent and Jennifer Bublitz • Has one younger brother, Jake • Major is nutrition science.

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