Uelmen is expected to provide relief out of the bullpen this season, possibly developing into the role as the Mustangs’ closer.
In the 2015 season, Uelmen appeared in 16 games on the mound, including one start against UC Santa Barbara on April 19. He compiled a 0-1 record and posted a 7.08 ERA. He recorded one save, tossing 3-1/3 scoreless innings against Hawai’i on April 12 and allowing three singles with three strikeouts.
Uelmen also struck out three in 3-1/3 innings against Pepperdine on March 31. He fanned 17 over 20-1/3 innings on the mound and did not allow a home run. Uelmen played summer ball for Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods League, posting a 4-1 record and a 2.33 ERA with 34 strikeouts over 34-1/3 innings. He tossed seven scoreless innings for a win against Rochester giving up one walk and recording nine strikeouts.
In high school Uelmen was a pitcher/outfielder under head coach, Blair Neagle. Uelmen produced exceptional senior-year numbers and led Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas to a 29-5 record, a Sunset League Championship and the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Div. I-A Championship in 2014.
On the mound he was 9-1 with a 1.19 ERA, striking out 89 batters in 58-2/3 innings. He struck out 13 in a complete-game 7-1 win over San Fernando H.S. At the plate, Uelmen hit .510 with 17 doubles, six triples, three home runs and 47 RBI. He earned First Team All State Honors as a utility player and also was MVP in the Sunset League and an All South Region Div. I-A pick.
Uelmen compiled a 4-3 record and 2.22 ERA as a junior under head coach Tony Girod in 2013. He struck out 76 in 53-2/3 innings, as well as hitting .421 with 13 doubles, a pair of triples, and driving in 23 runs to help Faith Lutheran to a 28-9-1 overall record, first place in the Sunset League, going a perfect 11-0 record and the Nevada State Div. I-A Championship.
He earned Second Team All Southeast League and made the school’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade-point average. He participated in Young Life, played summer ball for the North County Indians and earned six saves with a 0.60 ERA, striking out 20 batters in 15 innings.
With those creds, why Cal Poly? Uelmen said it was because of its “academics and the baseball program.”
Uelmen was born on May 19, 1996 to William and Leslie Uelmen. He has one brother, Leo, and two sisters, Ashley and Allison. He wants to play professional baseball and majors in industrial technology.