Honors & Awards
- One Letter (2013)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
2014: After playing in 15 games as a freshman in 2013, Jake Placzek (pronounced Plot-zeck) became an everyday player for the Huskers in 2014 • Played in 45 games, including 43 starts • Produced 14 multi-hit games after notching one as a freshman • Hit .271 on the year with eight doubles and 25 RBIs • Finished second on the team in walks with 36, one behind Austin Darby’s team-high 37 walks • Doubled for the second straight day in a 3-2 win over Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 22 • Went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a 7-6 win over Ohio State at the Big Ten Tournament on May 21 • Walked twice and scored a pair of run in a 7-4 win over Illinois on May 17 to wrap up the regular season • Notched sixth double of the year and picked up the seventh two-walk game of his career in a 8-4 win over Penn State on May 4 • Was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, two sacrifice bunts and a career-high tying three runs in a 13-3 series-opening win over Penn State on May 2 • Went 1-for-4 with his fifth double of the season in a 6-4 win at Michigan on April 25 • Saw a seven-game hitting streak come to an end with an 0-for-4 night in series opener against Northwestern on April 18 • Posted fourth career three-hit game and scored a career-high three runs in a 14-5 win over Kansas State on April 15 • Went 3-for-4 against the Wildcats, including his fifth career double • Went 2-for-5 and scored the eventual game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth at Minnesota on April 11 • Came threw with the game-winning hit for the second time against Creighton in 2014 with a two-out, two-RBI single in the top of the eighth that gave NU a 4-2 lead on April 8 • Was on base five times and scored a pair of runs at Kansas State on March 26, as he was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and also reached on an error • Notched third three-hit game of the season with a 3-for-4 performance in a 7-3 win at Wichita State on March 25, also scored a pair of runs and produced a RBI • Produced a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th with two-outs to propel the Huskers to a 5-4 comeback win over Creighton on March 19 at Hawks Field • Had second career three-hit game in game one of a doubleheader sweep of No. 25 UC Irvine on March 15 • Was 0-for-2 against No. 25 UC Irvine, but scored a pair of runs on two walks • Notched fourth straight multi-hit game with a 2-for-5 performance at the plate and stole his first career base in a 7-6 win over St. John’s on March 8 • Produced his third-straight multi hit on March 7, going 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored in a 12-4 win over St. John’s • Notched a multi-hit game for the second-straight day on March 2 with a 2-for-5 performance in a 4-0 win at The Citadel • Produced his first career three-hit and multi-RBI game at The Citadel on March 1 with two RBIs on a 3-for-4 performance • Went 1-for-3 with a run and RBI against Utah on Feb. 23 • Replaced an injured Steven Reveles in a 13-3 win over Washington on Feb. 22, went 1-for-3 in the game • Pinch hit against No. 1 Oregon State on Feb. 21 • Due a four-pitch walk and came around to score in the 9-2 win over the Beavers • Made his first start of the season against No. 2 Oregon State on Feb. 15 • Went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, was his second career double.
2013: Placzek played in 15 games as a true freshman in 2013, including four starts • Picked up his first multi-hit game as a Husker on May 14 against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park • Led off the sixth inning with a pinch-hit double off the left-field wall, his first career extra-base hit • After being HBP in the seventh, he drove in his first run as a Husker with a two-out RBI single in the ninth that extended NU’s lead over the Jays to 12-9 • Entered Nebraska’s game with Northwestern on March 29 as a defensive replacement in the top of the 10th and ended up going 1-for-3, as the Huskers won the five-hour game, 10-9, in 16 innings • Made his first career start and picked up his first career hit in the first game of a double-header at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 16 • Notched a one-out single in the bottom of the fifth against the Titans.
Before Nebraska: A first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2012, Placzek joined the Huskers from Papillion-La Vista High School where he was coached by Jim Thomas • The Monarchs’ shortstop hit .417 as a senior, while leading the team in runs (36) and was second in RBIs (30) • Handled the bat well with only seven strikeouts during his senior season • Finished his career as a four-year letterwinner in baseball with a career batting average of .410 • Played American Legion ball for Pinnacle Bank Post 32, also under the direction of Thomas • Hit .426 with 78 hits, including 31 doubles, six triples and nine home runs, while notching 54 RBIs.
Personal: Born on Aug. 15, 1994 in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Jim and Lori Placzek • Has three sisters, Abbi, Kirsten and Sarah • Has not declared a major.