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  Nikki Naffziger

Nikki Naffziger

Player Profile


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:




2008: Pitched in 29 games, including 16 as a starter...led the Bulldogs with seven wins and a 2.71 earned run average...ranked sixth in the Horizon League in ERA...finished fifth in the league in opponents' batting average (.262)...ranked seventh in the league in strikeouts with a team-high 101...ranked seventh in the league in innings pitched (121.1)...tossed a seven-inning shutout and struck out 11 batters while allowing just one hit to lead Butler past Robert Morris, 1-0...had nine strikeouts in a five-inning shutout against Bellarmine, 8-0.

2007: Named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team...pitched in 24 games, including 13 as a starter...compiled a 6-4 record with a 2.85 earned run average...led the Bulldogs with 95 strikeouts in 103.1 innings...recorded one save...had a complete game performance to defeat Colgate, 6-1...went the distance to beat IUPUI, 3-1...had nine strikeouts in six innings in a 3-2 win at Dayton...recorded nine strikeouts against George Washington, Loyola and Oakland...pitched eight strong innings and allowed just one unearned run against Green Bay in the Horizon League Tournament...went the distance to beat Detroit, 7-1, in the league tournament...named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on April 30.

2006: Appeared in 19 games, including 11 as a starter...posted a 4-6 record with a 3.61 earned run average...picked up one save...had 40 strikeouts in 77.2 innings...pitched a complete game to beat Bucknell, 7-3...went the distance in a 6-1 victory over Wright State.

2005: Set a Butler single-season record with 198 strikeouts...posted a team-high 13 wins and 2.55 ERA...started 25 games with 17 complete games and five shutouts...allowed just 157 hits in 176 innings of work...opponents batted just .239 against the plate, batted .151 in 53 at-bats...hit one home run and had four RBIs...named to the Horizon League "All-Newcomer Team" following the season...recognized with the Frank "Pop" Hedden Award, which honors Butler's outstanding male and female freshman student-athletes...named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week twice.

AT LUTHERAN HIGH: Earned four varsity letters, leading team to 2004 Class A State Championship and 30-1 record...two-time all-state selection...received the IHSAA's "Mental Attitude" Award...Marion County "Player of the Year"...National Honor Society..also earned four letters in volleyball...high school coach: Joe Tilford...teamed with current Bulldog Tara Long at Lutheran.

PERSONAL: Born September 17, 1985...daughter of Eric and Chris Naffziger...speech pathology major.