Nelson Berkwich - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#30 Nelson Berkwich


Class Sophomore
Height 5'11"
Weight 190
Hometown Boca Raton, Fla.
High School American Heritage

Head coach Tim Corbin on Berkwich: “Nelson became a trusted arm out of the bullpen last year as a freshman. He has a fearless attitude…he just attacks and throws strikes. He had some good outings for us last year as a freshman in some hot temperature situations. He is a fun kid to be around. Great disposition and a fantastic student.”

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Didn’t allow an earned run through his first 11 appearances
• Struck out three over 1.1 innings vs. Missouri (March 20) en route to first win on the campaign
• Tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning vs. 10th-ranked Louisville (May 3)

As a Freshman (2021)
• Totaled 14.2 innings across the season over 10 appearances
• Struck out 19 batters, while surrendering just three walks to the opposition
• Made his first appearance of the season in Game 2 of the doubleheader with Georgia State (Feb. 28), working 1.0 inning
• Struck out two batters in his first scoreless outing of the season, working 1.0 hitless frame in the midweek matchup with Austin Peay (April 20)
• Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning against fourth-ranked Mississippi State, allowing just one hit
• Fanned two in 2.0 innings at No. 15 Louisville (May 4)
• Recorded his first win in the matchup with North Alabama (May 11), where he struck out two in 2.0 innings

The Berkwich File
• Attended American Heritage High School (Boca Raton, Fla.)
• Nation’s 17th-ranked left-handed pitcher by Perfect Game
• Florida’s fifth-ranked southpaw and 37th-rated overall prospect
• 2020 Perfect Game Preseason All-America
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 500 National Rank (No. 174)
• 25-4 career record, 212.0 career innings
• 324 career strikeouts
• 4-0 record in shortened senior season, zero runs allowed
• 10-0, 0.45 ERA, 110 strikeouts as a junior
• 2017 USA Baseball Gold Medalist
• Two-time District 4A Pitcher of the Year
• Three-time all-county
• Led American Heritage to two regional championships (2017, 2019), state finals appearance
• Four-year honor roll member
• National Honor Society
• 10-0, 0.45 ERA, 110 strikeouts as a junior
• One brother, Jordan
• Son of Ross and Susan
• Enjoys golfing, jet-skiing and ping pong
• Full name is Nelson Marley Berkwich
• Majoring in human and organizational development