Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2012, 2013)
• 2011 MLB Draft Pick (New York Yankees, 31st Round)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013)
2013: Aaron Bummer spent the first part of his sophomore season working out of the Husker bullpen, before earning a spot in the weekend rotation during the second half of the season • Made eight starts in 16 appearances on the year, including starts in his final seven appearances • Posted a 3-1 record and one save over 50.1 innings of work • Went 5.0 or more innings in six of his seven starts at the end of the season, including 7.0 innings in each of his final three starts • Carried a 3.86 ERA before making his final seven starts and ended the year with a 2.50 ERA • Gave up a career-high three runs just twice on the year and gave up three earned runs just once • Gave the Huskers 7.0 innings against Ohio State in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Target Field on May 23 • Left the game tied at 2-2 after striking out a career-high tying five Buckeyes • Ohio State won the game, 3-2, in the bottom of the ninth on a bases-loaded walk • Improved to 3-1 on the year against Michigan on May 17, as he allowed one earned run on four hits over 7.0 innings in a 9-6 Husker win • Aided in a series win at Minnesota with 7.0 shutout innings on May 12 • Allowed just three hits and struck out three Gophers in the 8-0 win at Seibert Field in Minneapolis • Was tagged with his first career loss at home on May 6 against No. 14 Indiana • Gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits and a career-high five walks over 4.0 innings • Made his first career Big Ten start against Ohio State at home on April 13 • Went 5.0 innings, giving up one unearned run on four hits and no walks, while striking out three • Left the game against the Buckeyes in line for the win with a 4-1 lead, but NU’s bullpen gave up five runs that resulted in 6-5 Husker loss • Earned his first win of the season in a mid-week start against Northern Colorado on March 6 • Struck out a career-high five Bears, while giving up one run on three hits over 3.0 innings of work • In eight appearances out of the bullpen, Bummer gave up three runs, all earned, on seven hits • Picked up his first career save against Northwestern on March 30 • Entered the game with an 8-5 lead and two Wildcats in scoring position • After hitting the first batter he faced to load the bases, he produced a strikeout and a ground out that secured a series win over the Wildcats • Nebraska went on to sweep Northwestern the following day.
2012: Bummer was one of the Huskers' top left-handed pitchers out of the bullpen in 2012 • Worked 19.1 innings over 20 appearances with 22 strikeouts • Was part of two combined shutouts during the season • Held opponents to a .219 batting average overall and was even tougher on left-handed batters, as he held them to a .174 average • Didn't give up an earned run until his sixth appearance of the year after throwing 7.0 innings of shutout ball to start the season • Threw 0.2 innings of no-hit relief in the season-ending loss to Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament • Pitched a perfect innings of relieft with one strikeout in the series-opening win at Michigan to clinch a bid to the conference tournament on May 17 • Was one of five pitchers to combine for a 6-0 shutout at Kansas State on April 3 • Struck out a career-high four batters over 2.0 innings of scoreless relief against Louisiana Tech on March 18 • Threw a career-high 34 pitches against the Bulldogs, the only game all season he threw more than 30 pitches • Picked up his first win as a Husker on March 13 with a career-high 2.1 innings of work against South Dakota State • Was perfect against the Jackrabbits and recorded two strikeouts • Made his first appearance as a Huskers on Feb. 25 in a 15-0 win against Utah at the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas • Threw 1.0 innings of scoreless relief against the Utes with one strikeout.
Before Nebraska: Bummer arrived in Lincoln after being picked in the 31st round of the 2011 Draft by the New York Yankees • Was named a 2011 Rawlings Preseason honorable-mention All-American and the 18th-best prospect in the state of Arizona by MaxPreps • Had a tough senior season at Sunrise Mountain High School under Head Coach Eric Gardner, as he broke his leg following his second start of the season • Came back as the team’s closer during the state playoffs and totaled three saves • Helped his squad earn a runner-up finish at the Arizona 4-A1 playoffs • Pitched 21 innings, with 21 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA as a senior • Went 4-2 and added three saves as a junior with a 1.67 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 42 innings of work • Was an Arizona Academic Scholar • Chose Nebraska over Arizona, Arizona State and Utah.
Personal: Born on Sept. 21, 1993, in Valencia, Calif. • Parents are Craig and Kelly Bummer • Has one brother, Matt • Major is business administration.