2018 — Went 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 28 appearances, which tied for fifth in the Big Ten… allowed 24 hits and 13 runs (12 earned) over 30 innings… had 31 strikeouts against 11 walks with three saves… made two or more appearances in six weekends… logged a season-high three perfect innings at Northwestern (5/12), fanning three… notched his third save, getting a game-ending double play in the road win at Western Illinois (5/15)… made three appearances in the series win over No. 12 Oklahoma State (5/4-6)… didn’t allow a run in three innings and struck out four… recorded his first save at No. 22 Illinois, striking out the game’s final batter with runners on second and third with two outs in the ninth to clinch a road series win… got the final five outs — four by strikeout — to earn save No. 2 in a victory over Grand View (4/4)… notched his second win, tossing a perfect ninth inning in the walk-off win over Loras College (3/21)… earned his first career victory in the win over Oakland (2/17)… allowed one hit over 2 2/3 innings and tied a career-high with four strikeouts.
2017 — Went 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA in 26 appearances… had 20 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings… was second on the team with 26 appearances… tossed two shutout innings at Western Illinois (5/2)… pitched two shutout innings, scattering two hits and fanning four in a 7-6, series-opening win at Nebraska (4/14)… tossed four perfect innings, striking out a pair, against Alabama State (2/25).
At Johnson County (Kan.) Community College (2016) — Honorable mention all-conference selection… went 5-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 22 appearances… tallied one save and had 44 strikeouts over 26 2/3 innings… helped team post a 46-19 overall record and a 23-13 mark in league play.
At Iowa Western Community College (2015) — Tallied two saves and posted a 2.35 ERA over seven appearances… struck out eight over 7 2/3 innings… helped team post a 54-7 overall record and a 22-2 mark in conference action.
High School — Two-time all-state selection, earning honorable-mention honors as a junior and second-team as a senior… first-team all-district and all-conference as a senior… Iowa High School All-Star Series MVP… went 7-3 with a 0.97 ERA as a senior… helped team win a conference title and earn a berth in the state tournament as a senior… played club baseball for West Des Moines Marchers, Iowa Intensity, and Iowa Sticks… high school coach was Brady Weber.
Personal — Born Nov. 1, 1995… son of Geno and Juli Nelsen… has two older brothers, Ben and Alex… cousin, Joe Walsh, played at Iowa in 2015… majoring in art.