AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2017
Made 11 appearances, all but one of them in relief ... Drew first collegiate start in winner-take-all final of CCAA Championship vs. Chico State (5/13) ... Threw pair of scoreless innings with one strikeout apiece at Cal State San Bernardino (5/4-5), the latter without a hit allowed ... Tossed 2.0 shutout frames at Cal State Dominguez Hills (4/21) with a pair of strikeouts ... Also went 2.0 innings with two more strikeouts in first game of doubleheader vs. Cal State LA (4/29).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016
All-CCAA honorable mention ... One of 41 semifinalists for third annual Brett Tomko Award, presented by D2 Baseball News to Division II's top pitcher (5/5) ... Made team-leading 24 appearances, all in relief ... Also led UCSD with seven winning decisions, out of bullpen, with next closest at four wins Made college debut vs. UT-Permian Basin (2/11) ... Did not allow a run in 14 of 24 outings, including 13 of first 19 ... Twice struck out a season-high four, the latter time over 2.0 shutout frames for third win in series opener at No. 24 Cal Poly Pomona (3/19) ... Longest stint of 3.2 frames came in final appearance vs. No. 25 CPP (5/13) at CCAA Championship.
Pitched for the Battle Creek (Mich.) Bombers of the Northwoods League (NWL) during the 2017 summer ... In first start after 12 relief appearances, matched season long of 5.0 innings with season-high five strikeouts (4 H, R, 3 BB) and earned second winning decision ... Tossed four shutout frames before surrendering lone run in fifth, combining with UCSD teammate Mark Quinby (4.0 IP) on 4-3 victory ... Teammates with Ted Stuka for the Chillicothe (Mo.) Mudcats of the MINK League during the 2016 summer ... Played for So Cal Elite Baseball Club from 2012-15 ... Named to All-Tournament Team at the 2014 Perfect Game California World Series.
A 2015 graduate of Ruben S. Ayala High School in Chino Hills ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason High School Senior All-America honorable mention ... 2015 Perfect Game Preseason California Region All-High School Senior honorable mention ... 2014 Perfect Game Preseason High School Underclassmen All-America honorable mention ... Chosen to USA Baseball 17U National Team Development Program (NTDP) as an alternate ... All-Inland Valley Second Team and All-Palomares League First Team as a senior ... Batted .330 with three doubles, three triples and eight stolen bases as a junior while sporting a 1.24 ERA on the mound ... Played with current teammate Tyler Durna.
Born June 13 in Upland ... Parents are Russell and Alyson Nelson ... Father wrestled at Mt. SAC before attending Long Beach State, while mother went to Cal State Fullerton ... Has an older brother named Wesley and an older sister named Alyssa ... Structural engineering major at Sixth College ... Most memorable moment in baseball is being a part of the USA Baseball program ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Favorite athlete is Shane Victorino ... Top movie is Gran Torino ... Loves to eat wings.
CAREER PITCHING HIGHS (current through 2017 season)
Innings Pitched: 3.2, 5/13/16 vs. Cal Poly Pomona
Hits: 6, 5/13/16 vs. Cal Poly Pomona
Runs: 4, 2 times (last 5/13/16 vs. Cal Poly Pomona)
Earned Runs: 4, 2 times (last 5/13/16 vs. Cal Poly Pomona)
Walks: 2, 3 times (last 5/8/16 at Cal State San Marcos)
Strikeouts: 4, 2 times (last 3/19/16 at Cal Poly Pomona)
CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS (current through 2017 season)
2016: 1.000 (4-5-0)
2017: 1.000 (0-1-0)
TOTALS: 1.000 (4-6-0)