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2015 CUBA TRIP
Pitched two innings of relief in the finale of the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament at Matanzas … Struck out two.
Season: Led off weekend pitching rotation and tied for team lead with 13 starts … Also led team with 75 innings pitched and 42 strikeouts … Averaged a team-low 0.25 walks per inning amongst pitchers with 20-plus innings pitched … Posted a 3-7 record and 5.28 ERA. At Elon (2/13): Started season-opener. At Charleston Southern (3/6): Struck out four and allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk in seven innings pitched. Vs. Western Carolina (3/13): Struck out six in 6 1/3 innings. Central Connecticut (3/27): Struck out a career-high eight batters in 5 2/3 shutout innings. Michigan (4/10): Threw seven shutout innings, surrendering just six hits and three walks, to earn win. At Minnesota (4/17): Struck out seven in a career-high 7 2/3 innings. Rutgers (5/1): Allowed just one run in six innings, scattering seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts to earn win. At Michigan State (5/8): Earned second consecutive win holding Spartans to three runs (one earned) on eight hits.
Season: Ranked second on the team with nine starts and totaled 12 appearances. At Gardner-Webb (2/16): Earned his first start in the second game of a doubleheader, striking out a career-high four. NYIT (3/19) & at Bucknell (3/23 G2): Had back-to-back shutout starts ... Picked up a win vs. the Bears ... Allowed just three hits in each outing, including three innings of work against the Bears and four against the Bison. Kent State (4/22) & Minnesota (4/26): Posted back-to-back shutout relief appearances, holding Kent State scoreless for two innings and Minnesota scoreless for one frame in the second game of a doubleheader ... Vs. Michigan State (5/16): Put together a season-high six innings of work, also tying his season-high with four strikeouts.
Season: Started five games and came in out of the bullpen in 11 to total 16 appearances during his rookie season ... Racked up 39 1/3 innings on the mound and 20 strikeouts. At East Tennessee State (2/16): Made his Penn State debut. At Houston (3/5) Came out of the bullpen to throw 4 1/3 innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out his first batter in a Penn State uniform. Vs. Houston Baptist (3/9): Got two outs in relief. Kent State (4/9): Earned his first start. At Michigan (4/14): Made a relief appearance, going 1 2/3 innings and allowing no runs on just one hit. La Salle (4/23): Recorded the longest start of his season, pitching 6 2/3 innings and striking out seven in the win. Minnesota (May 5): Threw 1 1/3 innings of hitless baseball out of the bullpen with a strikeout in the 4-3 victory. At Illinois (5/10): Struck out one batter and gave up one hit in 2 1/3 innings. At Illinois (5/12): Pitched a shutout over five innings of work, allowing one hit and striking out two.
Two-year letterwinner for the New Trier Trevians under head coach Mike Napoleon ... Named Illinois All-State in 2012, as well as Central Suburban first team All-League in 2011 and 2012 ... Captained his squad in 2012 and was team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... Also a two-year letterwinner in football ... Named first team All-Conference in 2012 and All-Conference honorable mention in 2011 ... Captained his team in 2011 and 2012 ... Played for the Wilmette Waves Connie Mack summer team ... Selected to represent Illinois in the Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament in 2011 ... Graduated New Trier as an Honors Student ... Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout.
Full name is Nicholas George Hedge ... Born on December 6, 1993 in Evanston, Ill. ... Parents are Michael and Michelle Hedge... Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Mary ... Majoring in general science.
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