UVU faces New Mexico State in key WAC series this weekend
At Utah Valley ... Junior (2013): Made 17 appearances and started a team-high 15 games ... went 4-5 with a 3.55 ERA ... pitched 78.2 innings and struck out a team-high 61 batters ... earned first win after going 6.1 innings and allowing two earned run on seven hits at Sacramento State ... struck out seven in back-to-back appearances at Texas Tech and at Utah ... gave up one run on four hits in seven-inning complete game win vs. NJIT ... struck out seven against Chicago State.
Sophomore (2012): Made 11 appearances, including seven starts ... finished without a decision and posted a 6.91 ERA ... made all six of his starts in Great West action, going 0-0 with a 6.35 ERA ... was named to Great West's Academic All-Conference team ... pitched 27.1 innings, striking out 13 ... pitched for the Dubois County Bombers of the Prospect League in Huntinburg, Indiana during the summer ... was 2-0 with a 2.46 ERA during the summer.
Freshman (2009): Made 11 appearances, seven starts, during freshman season ... finished 0-4 with a 11.05 ERA ... allowed just one run in 4.2 innings vs. St. Mary's on March 21 ... pitched three scoreless innings vs. St. John's on March 9 ... capped season with 1.2 scoreless innings in win at Hawai'i on May 17.
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Spanish Fork High School ... helped team to region championships in 2006 and 2007 and was a member of 2006 State Champion team that included current Wolverine Jace Brinkerhoff ... named to 2007 Northwest Championship All-Tournament Team ... participated in 2008 Utah Valley All-Star Classic and Utah High School All-Star Game ... had a 10-2 record during summer league that traveled throughout the United States ... also played basketball at Spanish Fork and helped team to third place finish at state in 2007.
Personal ... Son of Kurtis and RaeAnn Nelson ... plans to major in technology management ... is an Eagle Scout ... enjoys refurbishing cars, re-lacing baseball gloves, motocross and horse riding ... placed 1st in Skills USA State Competition for auto refinishing and placed 10th in the national competition for Skills USA.