|Position:||Right Handed Pitcher|
|High School:||Brea Olinda HS|
Appeared in 10 games, making three starts (all at designated hitter)…second team Pac-12 All-Academic selection...did not record a hit in 10 at-bats, scoring three runs…drew two walks and posted an on-base percentage of .167…scored a run and drew a walk in his first start at Washington State on March 28…drew a walk and scored a run as a pinch-hitter against Oregon State on April 2.
Appeared in 33 games, all in relief...33 appearances were the third-most in the Pac-12...posted a 1-1 record with a 4.98 ERA and three saves...compiled 38 strikeouts in 34.1 innings pitched as well...honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic selection...appeared in 17 Pac-12 games, striking out 18 batters in 16.1 innings pitched while registering an 0-1 record...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 14 vs. Portland, striking out two in an inning of relief...did not allow a run in five straight appearances from March 8 to March 28...earned his first career win on April 4 at Long Beach State with a scoreless inning of relief...struck out two in 1.2 scoreless innings at Cal State Fullerton on April 8...pitched in all three games of the Arizona series from April 11-13, throwing a combined 3.1 scoreless innings in relief...earned his first career save at Utah on April 17 after hitting the game-winning pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the ninth to lead UCLA to a 3-1 victory...recorded the save vs. Loyola Marymount on April 22, striking out two of the three batters he faced...fanned a career-high four batters in 1.1 innings pitched vs. Stanford on May 2, earning the save...made nine appearances as a batter, making four starts (all at designated hitter)...batted .133 with two hits in 15 at-bats, recording a run and four RBI...hit a two-run home run in his first collegiate plate appearance on April 17 at Utah...went 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBI on May 11 at Oregon State.
Pitched in nine games for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California League...struck out 18 batters in 10 innings pitched, posting a 0.50 WHIP...Santa Barbara earned a runner-up finish in the California League.
Three-year varsity baseball letterwinner at Brea Olinda High School (Brea, Calif.) under head coaches Mike Baker (2010) and Matt Sorenson (2011-12)...went 5-2 with a 1.22 ERA, 87 strikeouts and three saves in 74.2 innings pitched as a senior (2012)...held opponents to just a .177 batting average against him and led the Century League in strikeouts...also batted .349 with 14 RBI and 11 stolen bases as a senior...slugged .518 with a .486 on-base percentage in 2012...hit .314 with 16 runs and 12 RBI as a junior (2011)...posted a .526 slugging percentage and stole 12 bases in 13 attempts as a junior as well...pitched in seven games, striking out nine in seven innings pitched...logged a .342 batting average as a sophomore, scoring 13 runs and recording 10 RBI...three-year team captain (2010-12) and two-time All-Century League selection (2010, 2012)...two-time Brea Olinda MVP (2011-12).
Full name: Nick Bryant Kern...born September 27, 1994 in Fullerton, Calif...parents are John and Katie Kern...has an older brother, Tyler, and a younger brother, Christopher...admires boxing legend Muhammad Ali...intends to be a Physiological Science major.
Hitting Career Highs
At-bats - 4 (two times), last at UC Irvine (5/13/14)
Runs - 1 (four times), last vs. Oregon State (4/2/15)
Hits - 1 (two times), last at Oregon State (5/11/14)
RBI - 2 (two times), last at Oregon State (5/11/14)
Triples - 1 at Oregon State (5/11/14)
Home Runs - 1 at Utah (4/17/14)
Pitching Career Highs
Innings - 2.2 at Long Beach State (4/6/14)
Strikeouts - 4 vs. Stanford (5/2/14)
NICK KERN'S CAREER HITTING STATISTICS
NICK KERN'S CAREER PITCHING STATISTICS