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#12 Layne Somsen
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yankton, S.D.
High School: Yankton H.S.
Major: HPER/Pre-Physical Therapy
Experience: 2 Letters

Layne has battled back after missing all of the 2011 season and most of the 2010 campaign due to an arm injury... honored on Summit League All-Academic Team and Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

Returned to the starting rotation and led team with 53 strikeouts in 55.2 innings ... held opponents to .224 batting average ... all 12 appearances were starts ... struck out five batters in five innings in tie game at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/10) ... fanned eight batters in complete-game, losing effort at Fort Wayne (4/7) ... struck out the side in only inning of work in first home appearance of the season, versus Minnesota (4/11) ... struck out career-high nine batters in six innings against Iowa (4/14) ... did not walk a batter and fanned seven North Dakota State batters (4/22) ... hurled eight shutout inning and struck out eight to record lone victory of the season, versus Oral Roberts (4/29) ... during summer collegiate season, was selected to start the Rawlings Coastal Plain League All-Star Game and was later named CPL Pitcher of the Year for the Fayetteville (S.C.) SwampDogs ... posted a 5-0 record with a 1.29 ERA and struck out 47 in 42 innings, while holding the opposition to a .129 batting average

Sat out entire season due to injury

Started team's second game of the year, throwing two innings against Murray State before suffering season-ending injury ... received injury hardship

Appeared in 14 games, including sharing team lead with 12 starts ... led team with three complete games and compiled best earned run average among starting pitchers at 5.32 ... ranked third on staff with 66 innings pitched ... lost first seven decisions, including three by one run, before closing season with four-game winning streak ... compiled 3-2 record with 5.27 ERA in six Summit League starts ... threw five innings and struck out three in losing effort in collegiate debut at Murray State (Ky.) (2/22) ... fanned season-high six batters in seven innings against Illinois State (3/7) ... was tough-luck losing pitcher but threw first complete game in 1-0 loss to North Dakota State, striking out four, in second game of doubleheader (4/18) ... earned first career victory as Jackrabbits put together late rally for 6-5 victory over Oakland (5/2) ... struck out five in five innings against Southern Utah in final regular season start (5/15) ... gutted out nine-inning complete-game victory in elimination game against Southern Utah at Summit League Baseball Championship (5/22) ... recorded four strikeouts and did not walk a batter in 9-4 victory over SUU

Earned all-region and all-state honors twice ... struck out 85 batters in 45 innings with a 0.95 earned run average as a junior, then fanned 128 batters in 60 innings with an ERA around 1.00 as a senior ... also got the job done with the bat, hitting .513 as a junior and .412 as a senior ... also earned all-region and all-state honors as an outfielder ... received all-state honors as a kicker and was an all-conference cornerback in football at Yankton High School ... in addition, earned all-conference honors in basketball ... honor roll student