UCLA Baseball BIO
Nick Vander Tuig
Player Profile:
Nick Vander Tuig 1264485
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Oakdale, Calif.
High School: Oakdale HS
Finished his three-year career with the third-most wins in school history (27)...14 wins in 2013 rank as the second-most by a UCLA player in a single-season...appeared in 10 postseason games, starting seven of them and going 6-2 with a 2.13 ERA...10 postseason appearances rank second all-time in UCLA history...owns the sixth-lowest career postseason ERA (2.13) and second-most wins (6) and innings pitched (50.2) in school history...combined with teammate Adam Plutko to compile the most pitching wins by two teammates in program history (56)...selected in the 6th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

Made 19 starts, serving as UCLA's Saturday starter all year...went 14-4 with a 2.16 ERA, logging a team-leading 93 strikeouts and allowing 18 walks...earned second-team All-America honors from College Baseball Insider/Louisville Slugger...pitched two complete games...ranked in the top-10 in the Pac-12 in numerous categories, including seventh in ERA (2.16), ninth in opposing batting average (.229), third in innings pitched (129), fourth in strikeouts (93) and first in wins (tied, 14)...18 walks were also the eighth-fewest allowed in the Pac-12...was named to the All-Pac-12 team...went 7-2 in 10 conference starts, posting a 2.35 ERA...threw at least six innings in 17 of his 19 starts...UCLA was shutout in three of his four losses...threw a complete game shutout against Washington on March 16, striking out eight and walking none to earn the win...did not allow an earned run in his next start vs. California on March 23, tossing seven innings and striking out four in another win...pitched another complete game on April 27 at Washington State, fanning eight and walking none while allowing just one run...earned Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of April 22-28 after his performance at Washington State...went 4-0 in four postseason starts, logging a 1.65 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 27.1 innings pitched...walked only four batters in the postseason...threw 6.1 scoreless innings at the NCAA Fullerton Super Regional vs. Cal State Fullerton, earning the win in the game that sent UCLA back to the College World Series...went 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA at the College World Series, striking out 12 in 15 innings...allowed one run on four hits in seven innings pitched against North Carolina State on June 18, earning the victory in UCLA's 2-1 win over the Wolfpack...won the NCAA Championship-clinching game on June 25 vs. Mississippi State, pitching eight shutout innings and striking out six...named to the All-CWS Team.

Made 18 starts, serving as UCLA's No. 2 starting pitcher...went 10-4 with a 4.43 ERA, recording 77 strikeouts and 25 walks in 109.2 innings...went 2-1 with a 2.21 ERA, 24 strikeouts and three walks in 20.1 innings through three postseason starts...earned All-Tournament Team honors at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional...ranked among the top-10 in multiple Pac-12 pitching categories, including tied for sixth in wins (10), tied for ninth in innings (109.2), 10th in strikeouts (77) and tied for third in starts (18)...had his most dominant outings in the postseason...allowed one unearned run and one hit in eight innings, recording a career-high 11 strikeouts in a 7-1 win over New Mexico (June 2) in a winner's bracket game of the NCAA Los Angeles Regional...did not allow any hits until the top of the eighth inning in the start against New Mexico...allowed one run and five hits, striking out five and issuing one walk, in UCLA's 4-1 win over TCU (June 9) in the final game of the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional, helping lead the Bruins to the College World Series for the second time in three seasons...recorded eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings in a loss to Arizona (June 17) at the College World Series, surrendering four runs and six hits...allowed one run (unearned) and six hits in eight innings, striking out seven and issuing no walks in a win against Sacramento State (March 3)...limited the opposition to three runs or fewer in 10 of his 18 starts.

Made 28 relief appearances, serving as UCLA's closer during his freshman campaign...went 3-4 with a 2.90 ERA, logging nine saves in 14 opportunities...registered 31 strikeouts and eight walks in 31.0 innings, limiting the opposition to a .250 batting average...secured honorable mention All-Pac-10 team honors...tied for fourth on UCLA's single-season saves list (nine saves, tied with Gabe Sollecito in 1993)...also tied with two pitchers for the third-most saves in the Pac-10 in 2011...led UCLA with 28 appearances, tied for the ninth-highest total among Pac-10 pitchers...picked up the save in UCLA's 4-1 victory over San Francisco in an elimination game at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional (June 5)...earned the save in the series finale against California (May 22), throwing one scoreless ninth inning to help UCLA secure a Pac-10 series victory...threw one perfect inning in relief against Cal State Bakersfield (May 15) to notch the save...recorded two strikeouts in 1.2 scoreless innings to pick up the save in the series opener at Oregon (May 6)...pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief, collecting the victory in UCLA's 8-5 win over Arizona (April 17)...threw 1.1 perfect innings in relief against Long Beach State (April 12), recording one save...recorded three strikeouts in two scoreless frames at Nebraska (March 4), earning the victory in UCLA's 1-0 victory in 11 innings...secured his first two collegiate saves in his first two appearances in back-to-back wins against San Francisco (Feb. 19-20) in the Bruins' second and third games of the season.

High School
Two-year varsity letterwinner at Oakdale High School under head coach Hondo Arpoika...selected in the 39th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays...did not pitch as a senior, recovering from an arm injury...went 8-1 with a 0.82 ERA, compiling 80 strikeouts and eight walks in 59.2 innings as a junior (2009)...hurled seven complete games, making 11 appearances on the mound as a junior...batted .405 with three home runs, 29 RBI, a .511 on-base percentage and .716 slugging percentage as a junior...secured first-team All-State honors (Cal-Hi Sports) in 2009...earned first-team All-Valley Oak League honors as a pitcher in 2008 and 2009...named a first-team All-District selection as a junior, leading Oakdale to the 2009 Valley Oak League title...went 5-1 with a 1.15 ERA, recording 82 strikeouts and 16 walks in 61.0 innings as a sophomore (2008)...batted .346 with two home runs, eight doubles, 27 RBI and 18 runs his sophomore year...claimed second-team All-District recognition as a sophomore, leading Oakdale to the 2008 Valley Oak League title...competed for Central Valley at the 2008 Rawlings NorCal World Series...voted Oakdale High School's most valuable pitcher as a junior and sophomore...helped lead Oakdale to the 2008 Sac-Joaquin Section Championship, posting a 25-3-3 overall record.

Full name: Nicholas Andrew Vander Tuig (pronounced TYGH)...born December 9, 1991 in Turloch, Calif...Nick is the youngest of Duane and Sally Vander Tuig's children...has one older sister, Megan...has one older brother, Ryan, who played baseball at San Jose State...History major.

Career Highs
Innings - 9.0 (two times), last at Washington State (4/27/13)
Strikeouts - 11 vs. New Mexico (6/2/12)


2011 Fr. 2.90 3-4 28 0 0 9 31.0 29 13 10 8 31 6 0 0 130 .250 3 1 0 5 0
2012 So. 4.43 10-4 18 18 0 0 109.2 121 60 54 25 77 24 0 13 480 .277 1 8 5 5 2
2013 Jr. 2.16 14-4 19 19 2 0 129.0 108 34 31 18 93 20 0 4 509 .229 10 8 3 8 0
TOTALS   3.17 27-12 65 37 2 9 269.2 258 107 95 51 201 50 0 17 1119 .252 14 17 8 18 2



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