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#13 Josh Roeder
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 177
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Plano, Texas
High School: Porter Ridge
Other College: Louisburg College

Honors & Awards

  • One Letter (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)

2013: Josh Roeder (pronounced Ray-der) was a welcome addition to the Husker pitching staff in 2013, as he helped solidify the back end of NU’s bullpen • Ended the season with a team-best 1.74 ERA and six saves in 31.0 innings of work over 21 appearances • Posted 29 strikeouts to seven walks (one intentional), while holding opposing hitters to a .209 average • Three of his walks on the year came in the same game and only walked one batter during conference play in 13.1 innings of work over seven appearances • Started the year by throwing 6.1 shutout innings over six appearances • Gave up just one earned run over his final seven appearances in 8.2 innings of work • Picked up his sixth save of the year at the Big Ten Tournament in an elimination game against Minnesota on May 24 • Delivered a 1-2-3 ninth inning, including two strikeouts • Came in against Michigan on May 17 after the bullpen had given up a grand slam to make a 9-2 NU lead a 9-6 game • Finished the game with 2.0 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and striking out four to earn his fifth save of the season • Pitched a perfect 1-2-3 ninth at Creighton on May 14 to earn his fourth save of the season in a 12-9 win • Threw a perfect ninth against No. 16 Indiana on May 5 to earn his third save of the season • Was tagged with the loss for the third time in 2013 against Oklahoma State at the TD Ameritrade Classic on April 27 • Gave up a season-high two runs on a season-high six hits over 2.2 innings • Threw a perfect inning of relief at Purdue on April 22 to close out a three-game sweep, Nebraska’s first road sweep in conference play since 2008 • Polished off a doubleheader sweep of No. 10 Arkansas on April 16 with his second save of the season • Worked 1.0 inning, giving up one run on three hits, while striking out two • Took the loss in an 11-inning defeat to Ohio State on April 13 • Retired the first five Buckeyes he faced, before giving up a pair of two-out hits that scored the eventual game-winning run in a 6-5 loss • Gave up more than one hit in an appearance for the first time all season at Iowa on April 7 • Threw 2.2 shutout innings against the Hawkeyes • Threw a season-high 4.0 innings of one-hit relief against Northwestern on March 29 in a 16-inning marathon • Struck out a season-high six, retired the last 10 Wildcats he faced • Pitched 1.2 innings of no-hit relief at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on March 19, but was tagged with the loss after walking home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th • Came in against No. 25 UC Irvine on March 16 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and no outs, with Nebraska leading 4-1. Retired three straight Anteaters to pick up his first career save at NU • Gave Nebraska 1.1 perfect innings of relief in a 3-2 win at Louisiana Tech on March 9 • Pitched 1.0 inning of no-hit relief in a one-hit win over Northern Colorado on March 6 • Pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief against New Mexico on March 2 • Struck out three in the first inning of relief, including a pair of strikeouts with the bases loaded • Came into a two-out bases-loaded jam at No. 25 Texas in the seventh inning on Feb. 23 and struck out C.J. Hinojosa to end the inning • Made NU debut at Texas on Feb. 22 • Pitched 0.2 inning, giving up one hit.

Before Nebraska: Roeder had three seasons of eligibility when he joined Nebraska after transferring following his freshman season at Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. • Helped the Hurricanes to a school-record 52 wins in 2012 and a No. 20 ranking in the final NJCAA poll • Hurricanes were ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA poll at one time during the season for the first time in program history • Worked as the team’s closer, where he ranked No. 3 nationally with 13 saves, while posting a 2.06 ERA in 39.1 innings of work • Also posted the seventh-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the country at 50-to-8 and his 50 strikeouts ranked 20th nationally • Played under Trey Stavisky at Porter Ridge High School in Indian Trail, N.C. • Was the winning pitcher when the Pirates won their first ever Southern Carolina Conference title • Posted a 5-4 record on the mound and a 1.95 ERA with 101 strikeouts • Chose Nebraska over North Carolina, East Carolina, Old Dominion and Morehead State.

Personal: Born on Dec. 2, 1992 in Plano, Texas • Parents are Todd and Debbie Roeder • Has one sister, MacKenzie • Major is supply chain management.

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