|Hometown:||La Vista, Neb.|
|High School:||Papillion-La Vista|
Honors & Awards
• Three Letters (2013, 2014, 2015)
• 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 runs in a 7-4 win over Illinois on May 17 to wrap up the regular season • Notched his sixth double of the year and picked up the seventh two-walk game of his career in an 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 the series opener against Northwestern on April 18 • Posted his 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 a 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 his 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 his second career three-hit game in the girst game 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, going 1-for-3 in the game • Pinch hit against No. 1 Oregon State on Feb. 21 • Drew 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.
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 • Majoring in communication studies.