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#21 Tyler Niederklein
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard West
Experience: 1 Letter
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Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
• Combined No-Hitter vs. Arkansas on April 16, 2013
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
• First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013)

2013:
Threw 2.0 innings in a short-start at Creighton on May 14 and earned his first win of the season • Pitched a season-high 5.0 innings and struck out a season-high five against Oklahoma State at the TD Ameritrade Classic on April 27  Gave up one run on four hits and three walks, but took the loss, as OSU’s starter through a complete-game 4-0 shutout • Gave up a career-high tying five runs to Kansas State on April 24 in 0.2 inning of work • Threw 2.1 innings of no-hit relief against No. 10 Arkansas on April 16, combined with Kyle Kubat and Dylan Vogt for the ninth no-hitter in Nebraska baseball history and the first since 1993 • Last just 2.2 innings in a start at Iowa on April 7, gave up two runs on two hits, while the Huskers made three errors in the bottom of the third inning • Gave Nebraska 4.0 innings in his first Big Ten start of the year on March 31  Gave up one run on three hits and left the game with a 4-1 lead, but didn’t factor into the decision  NU won the game, 8-6 • Started his first game of the season at Kansas State on March 26  Gave up one run on four hits over 2.1 innings • Worked a perfect inning of relief at No. 8 Cal St. Fullerton on March 20, posting one strikeout.

2012: Niederklein saw most of his work out of the bullpen in 2012, as he made 19 appearances, including two starts • Was 2-2 on the year with 19 strikeouts in 38.0 innings of work • Struck out three and gave up one hit over 1.2 innings of work against Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 24 • Helped the Huskers to a 13-2 win at Indiana on May 5 with 1.1 innings of scoreless relief • Threw 1.0 inning of perfect relief against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on April 24 in a 4-1 win • Was lights out against Iowa on April 7, as he delivered 3.0 innings of perfect relief, including two strikeouts • Threw 3.0 innings of one-hit relief at Kansas State on April 3 to earn his first career save and preserve a 6-0 shutout • Made his first start of the season and earned his second win on March 12 with 5.1 innings against No. 18 California • Struck out four and gave up seven hits, while helping NU to a 9-5 win a four-game series split with the Bears • Earned his first win of the season on Feb. 25 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Kleberg Bank College Classic • Threw 3.1 innings of perfect relief against the Islanders in a 7-1 win.

2011: Niederklein made 16 appearances in 2011, including 13 starts •  Posted an 8-3 record on the year with a 4.17 ERA and 50 strikeouts in a team-high 69.0 innings of work • Ended the year with a career-high 7.2 innings in a 4-3 win over Missouri on May 21 • Struck out six Tigers and only allowed seven hits • Struck out six and gave up just two hits in 5.1 innings against Baylor on May 1, but took the loss as NU was shut out, 2-0 • Posted his third straight win in a 5-4 victory at Wichita State on April 12 • Helped the Huskers down Creighton by a score of 8-5 on April 5 with two strikeouts over 5.1 innings • Fanned a career-high 10 batters against Northern Colorado on March 22, as he went 7.0 innings in a no-decision that NU won 5-4 • Earned his first win of the season on March 15 against South Dakota State with four strikeouts and no runs in 4.0 innings of work.

2010: Niederklein became one of two freshmen to move into Nebraska’s weekend pitching rotation, as he went 3-1 with a 3.09 ERA in 12 contests • Went five innings in the season finale against Texas Tech, allowing four runs on five hits in a no-decision • Went 2.0 innings at Missouri on May 16, allowing no runs on one hit but walked a season-high six hitters • Did not allow a run over 2.1 innings in a start against Southeast Missouri State, but walked four in a no-decision • Took the loss against Texas A&M on May 1, allowing four runs in three-plus innings • Had been one of NU’s most consistent hurlers prior to that outing vs. Texas A&M, allowing one earned run in his last 16.2 innings of work from April 6 to April 24 • Made his first Big 12 start against Baylor on April 24, going a career-long 5.2 innings and allowing only one earned run with a pair of strikeouts in a 6-2 victory • Became the first Husker freshman to win his first Big 12 start since Johnny Dorn in 2005 • Hurled 3.2 innings of one-hit relief with two strikeouts against Kansas on April 18 • Turned in his best performance against Wichita State on April 13, tossing five shutout innings and striking out four in a 14-0 win over the Shockers • Allowed one unearned run and struck out a pair of hitters over 1.2 innings of relief at No. 20 Kansas State on April 10 • Battled his control in a start against Northern Colorado on March 23, allowing two runs on one hit, but walked four in two-plus innings • Garnered his first win with three shutout innings against Nebraska-Kearney on March 10, allowing one hit and fanning two in a pre-determined start • Made his Husker debut against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 26, allowing a pair of runs on one hit and fanning one in Nebraska’s 21-9 victory.

Before Nebraska: Niederklein was one of the state’s top pitching prospects playing for Coach Frank Ryan at Millard West High School • Went 9-3 in two seasons at the varsity level, helping the Wildcats to a pair of state tournament showings • Named first-team all-state by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior, going 5-2 with a 2.35 ERA, as he fanned 53 over 51 innings while also hitting .304 with 24 runs scored • Compiled a 4-2 record with a state-best five saves and a 2.60 ERA in helping Millard West to a state runner-up finish • Struck out 31 and walked only six over 32.1 innings to earn honorable-mention all-state honors • Went 20-3 in his last two seasons of American Legion baseball, as he helped his team advance to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C. • Garnered first-team all-state honors in football as a senior, hauling in 33 passes for 617 yards and five scores in helping MWHS to a 13-0 record and a Class A football state championship in 2008 • Produced a 3.60 GPA and was named B’nai B’rith Metro Conference Scholarship Athlete of the Year as well as Omaha Sports Commission Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Born on Oct. 26, 1990, in Plano, Texas • Parents are Kevin and Terri Niederklein • Has one brother, Justin • Major is business administration
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