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#9 Kelsey Nurnberg
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ankeny, IA
High School: Daytona Beach JC
Experience: 2 Letters

AS A JUNIOR (2008):

Made 38 appearances, drawing 30 starts ... Recorded a personal and school eighth-best 17 wins to 10 losses ... Tallied a 2.26 ERA with 98 strikeouts and six shutouts ... Went the distance 15 times and added a pair of saves ... Allowed 79 runs, 56 earned, while holding opposing hitters to a .244 average over a team second-most 173.1 innings ... Reeled off seven straight victories to start the season ... Held opponents scoreless the first 21.2 innings of the year, the fifth-longest streak in school history, and without an earned run for 24.2 innings ... Opened the year with a three-hit, five-strikeout shutout of No. 20 Oregon at the Cathedral City Kickoff ... Pitched a career-best eight innings in a win over California (2/10) ... Struck out six in a three-hit, complete-game victory over N.C. State (2/29) ... Earned her second save of the year, matching her career high, as she recorded the final two outs against UMass (3/2) ... Earned MVP honors at the Bulldog Classic after going 3-0 with a 0.88 ERA, four runs and 14 strikeouts ... Allowed a pair of unearned runs on six hits in the tournament-clinching win over Louisiana Tech (3/9) ... Went the distance and gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts to clinch a series victory over in-state rival Ole Miss (3/21)  ... Struck out a career-best 10 in a win against Georgetown (3/30) ... Hurled a three-hit shutout to complete a two-game series sweep of Kentucky (4/3) ... Went the distance, allowing a run on six hits with five strikeouts, to secure a road series win over South Carolina (4/12).

 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007):

Saw action in 31 games from the circle, including a team second-most 18 starts after joining the team in January ... Turned in a 7-6 record and a 3.07 ERA in 107 innings pitched, second most on the squad a year ago ... Struck out 55 batters on the year while issuing 21 walks ... Held opponents to a .262 batting average ... Also recorded three combined shutouts and two saves ... Allowed one run on eight hits in 4-1 complete game win over Auburn on March 24 ... Recorded a season-best seven strikeouts in 3.2 innings against Arkansas on May 4 ... Posted her first save March 4 after allowing no runs on two hits in six innings in a 2-0 win against Austin Peay ... Picked up a save against Indiana State after hurling the final two innings.

 

JUNIOR COLLEGE:

Named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association NJCAA Division I Third Team All-American and first team all-region honoree ... Also claimed second team all-state and first team all-conference accolades for Sabrina Manhart at Daytona Beach Community College ... Claimed the Mid-Florida Conference Outstanding Pitcher Award and the coaches achievement award after topping the Florida junior college ranks with 33 victories and 272 strikeouts ... Ranked 10th in the state with a 1.02 ERA ... Named MVP of the 2006 Palm Springs (Fla.) Tournament.

 

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB:

Played high school softball at Ankeny High School ... Named  second team all-state and Class 4A all-district in 2005 ... Earned I.G.C.A. Central All-District accolades in 2004, as well as CIML Second Team All-Conference and Class 4A Special Mention Pitcher following the 2004 season ... Played travel ball for the SummerTime Sluggers.

 

PERSONAL:

Born Kelsey Liane Nurnberg on August 8, 1986 in Ankeny, Iowa ... Daughter of Jim and Julie Nurnberg ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Brad ... An educational psychology major at MSU.

 

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