Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2012, 2013)
• Combined No-Hitter vs. Arkansas on April 16, 2013
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2012)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013)
• Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American (2012)
• All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2012)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
• Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
2013: Kyle Kubat (pronounced KOO-bot) 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 • Reliever 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 TD Ameritrade Classic • Went a career-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.