player profiles School, Prairie Village, Kan. ... Graduated 2011 ... Named All-East Kansas League as senior ... Ripped a pinch-hit RBI single to give Bishop Miege a one run lead over Hays in the 2011 5A State Tournament opener, then picked up the save in the bottom of the inning ... Was the wining pitcher in the Stags 52 regional win over St. Thomas Aquinas in 2010, giving his team a State Tournament berth ... Played summer ball for Shawnee Blue 18-and-under team that finished the season 53-7 ... Mowed down 16 batters in a 4-1 win over the Wichita Sluggers that summer.
#12 Nick Kolarik
Personal Full name is Nick Anthony Kolarik ... Born Aug. 9, 1992, in Shawnee, Kan. ... Son of Jim and Michele Kolarik ... One of three siblings ... Majoring in nursing ... Also recruited by Allen Community College and Butler Community College ... Favorite food is Italian ... Favorite fast food restaurant is Wendy’s ... Favorite restaurant is Zio’s Italian Kitchen .... Favorite TV show and cartoon characters are Tom and Jerry ... Favorite movie is The Hangover ... Favorite actor is Jim Carrey ... Favorite band is Foo Fighters ... Favorite baseball player is Joakim Soria ... Favorite baseball team is the Kansas City Royals.
Pitcher • So. • 5-10 • 200 • R-R Bishop Miege H.S. Overland Park, Kan.
GAME HIGHS First Appearance at NEO A&M (2-19-12) First Start Did not start First Decision Loss at NEO A&M (2-20-12) First Victory at Allen (3-18-12) First Save vs. Highland (3-9-12) Longest Outing 4 IP vs. Highland (3-10-12) 4 IP at Allen (3-18-12) Strikeouts 6 at NEO A&M (2-20-12) 5 at Allen (3-18-12) 5 at Kansas City Kansas (4-1-12) Miscellaneous Games 2+ Innings Pitched. . . . . . . . 12 Games 3+ Strikeouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Games 5+ Strikeouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Consecutive Wins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Outlook In recent years Johnson County has possessed a lot of outstanding closers, Nick Kolarik has a shot to be considered the best ... Needs only four saves to set a new career standard at JCCC ... A side-arm pitcher who has the ability to locate his pitches ... A lower 80s thrower, but his outstanding movement is what gets batters out ... Has a plus change up and a breaking ball that is nearly unhittable ... Will be called to finish off games and will pitch every chance he can ... “We want the ball in his hands when the game is on the line,” coach Shelley says.
Freshman Year One of the top closers in team history and the conference ... Garnered second-team All-East Jayhawk Conference ... Tied for seventh in NJCAA Division I baseball with 10 saves ... That total also ranks as the second-best season in team history, and ties the 10th-best total in Kansas Jayhawk Conference history ... Made 32 appearances on the hill, and logged 55 innings in relief ... Finished with a record of 6-2 with 69 strikeouts and an earned run average of 1.78 ... His six victories were second on the staff, and along with his ERA and strikeout totals ... His 69 strikeouts tie the 17th best season total at JCCC ... Made his collegiate debut against NEO A&M (2-19-12) ... Struck out a season high six batter in a loss the following day against the Norsemen (2-20-12) ... Earned his first save in a 9-6 win over Highland (3-9-12) ... Logged a season high four innings in a game three of the series with the Scotties (3-10-12) ... Notched his first victory in a 9-8 win at Allen, allowing one run in four innings with five strikeouts (3-1812) ... Had another five strikeouts in a 7-4 win at cross-town rival Kansas City Kansas (4-1-12) ... Had seven strikeouts in 3.1 innings of relief in the double header against the Blue Devils ... Notched his final victory of the season in 5-3, 10-inning win over Kansas City Kansas in the Region VI Tournament (5-7-12).
High School Earned three letters for coach Tim Kennedy at Bishop Miege High
Kolarik’s Season Statistics at JCCC Yr. '12 Totals
W-L 6-2 6-2
Pct. .750 .750
ERA 1.78 1.78
G 32 32
GS 0 0
CG 0 0
SO 0 0
SV 10 10
IP 55.0 55.0
R 24 24
ER 14 14
H 33 33
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K 69 69
BB BF Avg. PO/A 13 234 .141 2/5 13 234 .141 2/5
E 2 2
Pct. .778 .778
Spring 2013 JCCC baseball media guide