| James Nygren
James Nygren Career Stats Through 2010
Played for the Bend Elks of the West Coast League ... Made eight appearances on the mound, all starts, and went 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA ... Struck out 26 in 44 innings.
Appeared in 14 games, starting one ... Was 0-0 with a 7.53 ERA in 14 1/3 innings ... Inherited 14 runners, allowing seven to score (.500) ... Went 0-0 with a 27.00 ERA in two innings in Pac-10 play ... Threw a perfect ninth against Long Beach State (3/26) ... Started and went 4.0 innings against Hawaii, getting a no decision (2/22).
Made five appearances, including three starts, for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League ... Went 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA in 20 1/3 innings, racking up one save and 13 strikeouts while opponents hit .211 against him.
Made 18 appearances, all in relief ... Posted a 2-0 record and 4.45 ERA in 30 1/3 innings ... Saved one game ... Struck out 17 ... Played in seven games in Pac-10 play, going 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA ... Scattered three hits and no runs in 1 2/3 innings against Arizona State (5/1) ... Went two full innings against Oregon, allowing one hit in a scoreless effort (4/28) ... Finished with his first career save after going three full innings against BYU, striking out five while allowing just one hit (4/14) ... Earned his second win of the season after going two full innings against Arizona (4/9) ... Held Oregon scoreless in a full inning of work to finish the series finale (3/29) ... Worked two full innings against Saint Mary's, allowing just a walk (3/22) ... Finished the game against Missouri State, striking out one in 1 1/3 innings (3/14) ... Picked up the win after going two innings in relief against Missouri State (3/13) ... Did not allow a run and walked two in two innings against Northern Illinois (3/1) ... Threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Tennessee (2/20).
Freshman finished his first campaign with the Beavers with a 1-1 record, posting a 5.55 ERA ... Made 15 appearances and six starts, finishing with 35 2/3 innings of work ... Struck out 23 and opponents hit .246 against him ... Did not allow an earned run until his sixth appearance of the season ... Was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in Pac-10 games ... Worked a perfect one inning in relief against USC (5/16) ... Made his last start of the season and earned a no decision after allowing eight hits and four runs in three innings against Utah Valley (5/13) ... Struck out four and scattered three hits and three runs in relief against UCLA (5/10) ... Struck out four and scattered three hits and a run in seven innings for the win against Portland (5/7) ... Worked in relief at Washington State, and walked one in 2/3 of an inning (5/3) ... Started against Gonzaga, and took a no decision after allowing four hits and three runs in 1 2/3 innings (4/29) ... Threw 2 1/3 of an inning and took the loss after allowing five hits and seven runs against California (4/5) ... Went a career-high eight full innings, scattering just four hits and a run while striking out six and allowing just two walks in a no-decision start against Washington (3/30) ... Allowed just four hits and a run in five innings in his first career start, did not get the decision against Pepperdine (3/22) ... Finished off OSU's game against Portland with a perfect ninth, striking out all three batters faced (3/4) ... Needed just six pitches to get two outs in his first collegiate appearance Feb. 24 against Arizona State.
Attended Western Nevada in the fall but transferred to OSU before spring.
Henley High School
Lettered four years for head coach Joe Tacchini ... Earned Oregon 4A All-State Second Team honors as a pitcher in 2007 ... Named the 2006 Skyline Conference Player of the Year while at Henley High School ... Earned second-team all-state honors the same year as a utility player ... also lettered in basketball for three years and football for one.
Majoring in communications ... Born March 8, 1989 in Klamath Falls, Ore. ... Son of Dorothy and Dan Nygren ... Has one sister, Nicole ... Favorite professional athlete is St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols ... Biggest athletic thrill to date is playing for Oregon State ... Favorite movie is Gladiator ... Chose Oregon State because of the coaches, university, community and Beaver Nation.