Kyle Nelson
Kyle Nelson

RS Senior

Verona, Wis.

High School:
James Madison Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190




Kyle Nelson

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Biography and Career Highlights

Second on the team with 20 appearances on the mound ... made one start, the first of his career, against Missouri State (5/20) in the State Farm MVC Tournament ... went 3-1 with a 6.21 ERA ... earned two saves ... first save was a three-inning save in the win over Trinity (3/12) ... picked up second save at Northern Iowa (4/17) ... struck out 26 batters in 33.1 innings ... held opponents to a .284 batting average ... struck out a season-best four batters in two innings of work against Indiana State (3/27).

2008: Made 18 appearances, all in relief ... his 3.26 earned-run average (ERA) was the lowest out of any Redbird relief pitcher ... threw an inning of scoreless relief in his collegiate debut versus Valparaiso (3/1) ... allowed only one run (0.87 ERA) in a seven-game stretch (3/29-4/19) ... opponents batted just .171 during that stretch ... threw three innings of scoreless relief to earn his first-career save at Evansville (4/5) ... allowed no runs in two innings of work at Purdue (4/9) ... pitched a career-high six innings at Missouri State (4/27) ... allowed only one run on three hits, while striking out four during that game ... picked up his first-career win after throwing 4.1 innings and allowing no earned runs against Bradley (5/2) ... threw back-to-back scoreless outings against Southern Illinois (5/9-5/10) ... recorded his second victory in the first game against SIU, throwing 4.2 innings of scoreless relief.

James Madison Memorial HS: Recorded an impressive 8-1 record as a senior, with a 0.88 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 63.2 innings of work ... garnered first-team all-conference, first-team all-city, second-team all-district and all-city player of the year honors as a senior ... a WBCA All-Star Classic participant ... named team MVP senior year ... a two-year captain of the baseball team ... helped his team to a regional and sectional title, as the team finished second in the state ... went 4-6 with a 2.30 ERA and 83 strikeouts as a junior, and earned team most valuable player and second-team all-conference honors ... recorded a 6-4 record and a 2.83 ERA as a sophomore, striking out 51 batters ... named second-team all-conference .. also lettered in basketball and soccer.

Personal: Born 10-8-88 in Madison, Wis. ... son of Mark and Colleen Nelson ... has one brother, Chad, and two sisters, Ashley and Tori ... his brother, Chad, played soccer at St. Thomas University ... major: recreation management.

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