Nelson Berkwich - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#30 Nelson Berkwich


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

Head coach Tim Corbin on Berkwich: “Nelson is a very quick minded, personable and mature young man…he is very socially skilled. His prior experiences in the classroom and in amateur baseball have prepared him well for this experience. His acumen for pitching and his execution abilities on the mound will allow him to compete rather soon. He is very much on task with every student-athlete responsibility.”

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