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Matt Nichols #28

Senior...Pitcher
6'2"...190...Bats-R, Throws-R
Newburgh, Indiana (Castle)
MAJOR: Business Administration

2008: Returned to the USI pitching staff to make 11 appearances and seven starts as a junior...posted a 2-3 record and a 4.50 ERA in 46.0 innings of work...ranked sixth on the team with 37 strikeouts...struck out a season-best seven Henderson State University batters in a relief appearance.

2007: Redshirted due to injury.

2006: Made 11 appearances as a sophomore...made his first collegiate start on the road at Oakland City...struck out a season-best three batters in the start....finished the season with a 5.27 ERA...saw the opponent's batting average drop 65 points in his second season.

2005: Posted a 1-1 record in 10 appearances out of the bullpen as a freshman...had a 5.28 ERA in 15.1 innings of work...struck out a career-high five University of Wisconsin-Parkside batters in 1.2 innings of work.

HIGH SCHOOL: Collected letters in baseball at Castle High School (Newburgh, Indiana)...was invited to the North-South All-Star Showcase as a junior and was preseason All-State as a senior...posted a 3-1 record as a senior.

SUMMER BASEBALL: Named the Player of the Week for the DuBois County Bombers in the CICL during 2007...helped the Bombers to regular season and tournament championships....appeared in four games and had a 2-0 record and a 1.04 ERA with DuBois County...played for the Southern Indiana Cardinals during the summer of 2006.

PERSONAL:
Born September 13, 1985...son of John and Doris Nichols.

Career 
Statistics   G    IP    H   BB  SO  ER  CG  SH  SV  W-L  ERA
2005        10  15.1   22    6  11   9   0   0   0  1-1  5.28
2006        11  13.2   16   12  14   8   0   0   0  0-0  5.27
2007        Redshirted due to injury
2008        11  46.0   48   12  37  23   0   0   0  2-3  4.50
Total       32  75.0   86   30  62  40   0   0   0  3-4  4.80
 


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