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#8 Tanner Lubach
Position: Catcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 187
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Southwest
Other College: Hutchinson
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Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2013)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (March 17, 2014)
• 2014 Johnny Bench Award Watch List (1 of 72)

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Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013)

2013: Tanner Lubach (pronounced Lou-bock) stepped in and became the Huskers’ primary catcher in his first season at Nebraska in 2013 • Played in 49 games, including 46 starts • Hit .239 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 27 RBIs • Made strides at the plate during the last month of the season, as he entered May with a .207 average and hit .308 (16-for-52) during the month to raise his season average over 30 points • Struggled at the Big Ten Tournament with an 0-for-16 slump at the plate before he led off the bottom of the 11th inning against Indiana on May 25 with a walk-off home run into the left-field seats at Target Field • Went 1-for-3 with a double the following day against the Hoosiers in a 4-3 loss that ended NU’s season • Extended his season-long hitting streak to eight games, going 1-for-3 with a run scored against Michigan on May 18 • Produced his fifth-straight multi-hit game in a 9-6 win over Michigan on May 17 • Was 2-for-2 on the day with an RBI, a walk and a sac bunt • Doubled for the second straight game in a 7-5 loss to Michigan on May 16 • Was 2-for-4 in the game with an RBI and a run scored • Produced a career-high three hits, including a double, and drove in a career-high tying four runs in a 12-9 win at Creighton on May 14 • Was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and his first career triple in an 8-0 win at Minnesota on May 12 • Notched his fourth multi-hit game of the year in a 6-0 win at Minnesota on May 10 • Plated the eventual game-winning run against No. 16 Indiana on May 5 when he worked a bases-loaded walk with two out in the fifth inning • Produced his third double of the season in a 7-4 loss to Ohio State on April 14 • Doubled for the second straight game at Iowa on April 6 in a 12-8 Husker win • Plated a career-high four RBIs in a 12-5 win at Iowa on April 5 • Delivered a three-RBI double in the fifth inning with two outs, driving in the eventual game-winning run • Drove in Nebraska’s only run in a 9-1 loss at Kansas State on April 2 • Sent NU’s game with Northwestern on March 29 to extra innings with a game-tying RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth • Huskers won the game, 10-9, in 16 innings • Caught three Wildcats stealing at Kansas State on March 26 • Picked up his third RBI of the season in a 9-5 win at Illinois on March 22 to open Big Ten play • Homered in his first career game at NU against CSU Bakersfield in the season opener on Feb. 15 • First player at NU since Chad Christensen in 2010 to homer in their first career game.

 

Before Nebraska: A 2011 graduate of Lincoln Southwest High School, Lubach joined Nebraska with three seasons of eligibility after playing his freshman season at Hutchinson Community College in 2012 where he was named a second-team NJCAA All-American • Was also an All-Jayhawk West and All-NJCAA Region VI first-team pick, as well as the Region VI Defensive Player of the Year • Ranked second on the Blue Dragons with a .383 average, while producing a team-high 70 hits in 52 games • Led the team in doubles (18), home runs (13) and RBIs (57) • His 13 home runs tied for the sixth most in school history • Was a Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2010 and 2011 • Played catcher and hit .376 as a senior for the Silverhawks under Head Coach Doug Kaltenberger • Added 30 RBIs on six doubles, four triples and seven home runs, while slugging .612 • Helped lead Southwest to the No. 1 seed at the 2011 Class A state tournament, but fell to Papillion-La Vista South in the title game • Played American Legion baseball for Pinnacle Bank • Hit .489 with 13 home runs and 63 RBIs • Caught the first pitch of the 2011 College World Series from former President George W. Bush after being named the 2011 Nebraska All-State catcher • Chose Nebraska over Georgetown, North Dakota State, Creighton and Illinois State.

 

Personal: Born on Nov. 21, 1992 in Lincoln, Neb. • Parents are Laura and Bruce Lubach • Has one sister, Courtney • Major is business administration.

 

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