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#20 Josh Scheffert
Position: Infielder
Other Position: INF
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southeast
Experience: 1 Letter
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Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
• Second-Team All-Big Ten (2012)
• 2012 Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
• Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013)

2013: Following a stellar junior season that saw him earn second-team All-Big Ten honors, Josh Scheffert had a tough senior season due to an elbow injury • Hurt his elbow at Illinois and was only able to hit the rest of the season • Was able to play in 43 games and made 33 starts • Had 29 hits on the year, including five doubles and two homers • Produced 24 RBIs, while also nothing a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with no errors in 55 chances • Served as NU's DH in four of its six games at the Big Ten Tournament • Went 2-for-13 in the postseason with one RBI 
• Hit his second home run of the season (17th of career) in a 6-0 win at Minnesota on May 10 • Drove in a season-high three runs, including the eventual game-winning run in the first inning with a two-out single • Drove in the eventual game-winning run for the second straight game at Purdue on April 21 • Was 2-for-4 against the Boilermakers as NU’s DH • Tied a career high with three runs and stole two bases for the second time in his career • Pinch hit in game two of a doubleheader at Purdue on April 20 in the eigth inning with the game tied, 3-3 • Produced a two-RBI single that scored the eventual game-winning run in a 10-4 Husker win to secure a doubleheader sweep • After missing 12 games with and arm injury, returned to the starting lineup as the team’s designated hitter against Ohio State on April 14 • Was 1-for-3 with an RBI • Pinch hit at Iowa on April 5, was HBP and came around to score his ninth run of the season in a 12-5 NU win • Fourth multi-RBI game of the year in Big Ten opener at Illinois on March 22 Had two RBIs on a 2-for-5 day, including his fourth double of the season • Produced his third multi-RBI game of the year at No. 8 Cal St. Fullerton on March 19 with a pair of RBIs • Was 2-for-3 on the night with a sac fly and a HBP • Roped a two-RBI double in the sixth inning at Louisiana Tech that scored the eventual game winning run on March 9 • Broken open a 1-0 game in the sixth inning against New Mexico on March 3 with a two-out, two-run home run • Nebraska won the game 3-0 to post a two-game sweep of the Lobos • Was 3-for-4 at No. 25 Texas on Feb. 22 with a pair of doubles • First career game at NU with two doubles in the same game • Went 0-for-3 in the season opener at CSU Bakersfield, but drove in a run with a sac fly.

 

2012: After struggling as a sophomore in 2011,  Scheffert changed his approach at the plate and saw great rewards in 2012, as he was a second-team All-Big Ten selection Was second on the team with a .358 batting average with 12 doubles, eight home runs and 41 RBI's Also flashed one of best gloves on the team with just five errors on the season, including only one error during Big Ten play, as the team's primary third baseman Among other Big Ten third basemen during conference play, Scheffert ranked second with a .350 average to Purdue's Cameron Perkins, who hit .356 Tied for the lead in home runs by third basemen during conference play with five and his 23 RBI's were a league high • Had a pair of hits in all three of NU's games at the Big Ten Tournament, as he was 6-for-13 • Was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI at Michigan on May 17 to clinch NU's bid to the Big Ten Tournament • Had a hit in each game of a three-game sweep of Minnesota at Hawks Field • Opened a three-game series at Indiana on May 5 with a 3-for-5 performance at the plate, including one home run and three RBI • Went 4-for-12 with three RBI in three games against No. 16 Purdue at Hawks Field • Earned Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the second time in 2012 after going 7-for-14 with 10 RBI and three home runs at Ohio State • Drove in a career-high seven RBI in the series finale to lead NU to a double-header sweep on April 15 and a series win • Homered against Iowa on April 8 in the series finale to help NU secure a series win over the Hawkeyes • Was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following a six games that saw him go 13-for-20 with 10 RBI • Posted a career-high five hits, including a home run and a double, against Louisiana Tech on March 17 • Drove in three runs with two hits in two at bats the previous day against the Bulldogs • Hit a home run for the second straight game on March 13 against South Dakota State • Hit his first home of the season in a 9-5 win over No. 18 California on March 12 • Was 3-for-6 in the series opener against the Bears on March 9 • Was named to the Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team after going 5-for-12 in four games.

2011: Scheffert started 41 of the 43 games he played during the 2011 season • Primarily played the outfield during the first half of the season before becoming the team’s designated hitter in the second half • Led the team with four triples on the year • Posted an 11-game hitting streak that started against Fresno State on March 13 and ran through NU’s game with Texas Tech on March 26 • Went 12-for-37 (.324) with two triples and scored seven runs during the streak • Went 3-for-4 with a triple and one run scored in a 7-3 win over Iowa on April 26 • Helped the Huskers to a 6-4 win over Oklahoma State in the series finale on April 3 with a double and one run • Produced one RBI on a 2-for-5 day with one triple in a 13-2 win over Northern Colorado on March 23 • Drove in two runs the previous day against Northern Colorado with a triple • Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, three runs and hit his second home run of the season against Nebraska-Kearney on March 2, as he tied a career high with six total bases • Was 1-for-4 against Missouri State on Feb. 20, but knocked in two RBIs with a triple and a sacrifice fly • Hit a second-inning solo shot against Texas State in NU’s season-opening game on Feb. 18.

2010: Scheffert put together a solid freshman campaign, hitting .301 with five homers and 30 RBIs in 36 contests, as he missed 10 games following a broken bone in his left hand on March 27 • Finished fourth on the team with eight multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI effort against South Dakota State on March 9 • Regained his hitting stroke following the injury down the stretch, hitting .414 (12-for-29) with two homers and nine RBIs over the last 10 contests • Went 3-for-9 with two homers, five RBIs and five runs scored in a sweep of Texas Tech • Had two hits, including an eighth-inning homer that broke a 6-6 tie in the season finale on May 23 • Went 1-for-2 with a homer, three RBIs and a pair of walks in NU’s 9-3 victory over the Red Raiders on May 21 • Matched career bests in both hits (three) and runs (three), as he went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and an RBI against Creighton on May 18 • Performed well at Missouri, hitting .375 (3-for-8) with a pair of RBIs, including two hits in NU’s 12-7 loss on May 15 • Started in the first two games of the Southeast Missouri State series, going 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored, including a 2-for-3 afternoon on May 8 • Started at first base all three games against Baylor, coming up with an RBI single in the eighth inning of NU’s 6-2 win over the Bears on April 24 • Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first start since March 27 against Creighton on April 20 • Struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance against Wichita State on April 13, his first appearance since March 28 • Went 2-for-4 with a HBP in his two appearances against No. 12 Oklahoma, breaking a bone on a third-inning pitch from Bobby Shore • Went 2-for-7 with a pair of homers, five runs scored and five RBIs in two games against Northern Colorado, going 1-for-2 with three walks, a homer and three RBIs on March 24 • Went 2-for-12 at No. 2 Texas, but drove in the game-winning RBI with a seventh inning sacrifice fly to right in NU’s 5-3 win on March 20 • Belted his first career homer and drove in a career-high four RBIs in a 12-6 win over South Dakota State on March 16 • Hit .444 (4-for-9) with three RBIs and three runs scored in a sweep of Houston Baptist • Was hit by two pitches and drew a walk in his four plate appearances against UNK on March 10 • Went 1-for-3 with an RBI in NU’s 5-3 win over Elon on Feb. 28 • Had two hits, including a two-run single, and a sacrifice in the finale with Fresno State on Feb. 22 • Turned in a dazzling debut against Fresno State on Feb. 21, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Before Nebraska: Scheffert dominated the prep ranks at Lincoln Southeast High School under Randy Brolhorst • Co-captained the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super-State Team in 2009, hitting .416 with 32 RBIs while drawing 17 intentional walks • Pitched when not playing shortstop, going 6-2 with three saves and a 0.96 ERA, fanning 77 over 51 innings • Selected to play in the 2008 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif. • Garnered first-team all-state accolades from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald as a junior, hitting .447 with 16 doubles, four triples and four home runs, while also going 6-2 with a 0.50 ERA • Fanned 59 and walked only 13 over 56 innings to help the Knights to a berth in the 2008 Class A state tournament • Garnered second-team Super-State honors from the Journal Star in 2007, hitting .427 with a state-high five homers and 29 RBIs • Is also an accomplished student, earning a spot on the LSE honor roll throughout his high school career.

Personal: Born on Feb. 23, 1991, in Lincoln • Parents are Skip and Candice (Hoffman) Scheffert • Has one younger sister, Sara • Mother played softball at Nebraska in 1979 and 1980 • Major is history
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