Eagles use a seven-run eighth to pull away from the Wildcats
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)
Finished the season with a 7.91 ERA and a 1-2 record ... led the Eagles with four saves and 10 games finished ... was third on the pitching staff with 20 appearances ... allowed 27 hits, 18 runs - 17 earned - only eight walks and struck out 17 over 19.1 innings ... did not allow an earned run or walk in four of final five outings - 4.1 innings - striking out six ... recorded back-to-back saves at Rhode Island (4/29) and Maryland (4/25), pitching the final inning in each contest and striking out one against the Rams and allowing two hits to the Terps ... tied a career high with three Ks in 1.1 innings of work against St. John's (4/23), allowing two hits, one unearned run and no walks ... picked up the save against Massachusetts (4/2), retiring the side in order and striking out the final batter ... earned the win for the Eagles in their first ACC victory against Wake Forest (3/21), pitching a scoreless ninth and striking out one ... did not allow a run at No. 3 Virginia (3/15) and at No. 16 Miami (3/9), entering with two runners aboard in both games ... picked up first career save at Santa Clara (2/16), pitching a scoreless ninth and striking out two.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Led the Eagle bullpen with a 3.68 ERA ... made 19 appearances, all in relief, and tallied a 1-0 record ... tied for the team lead with 11 games finished ... allowed 18 hits, nine runs - all earned - 10 walks and 13 strikeouts over 22.0 innings ... opponents hit only .214 against ... registered a 2.25 ERA in ACC action, striking out eight in 8.0 innings ... in final eight appearances, allowed just one run in 10.2 innings, striking out seven ... pitched a season-high 3.0 innings against Harvard (4/29) at Fenway Park in the Beanpot consolation game, allowing just one hit, two walks and striking out one ... came in with the bases loaded against Miami (4/27) and forced the third out ... struck out a season-high three over 2.0 innings at Wake Forest (4/20), allowing two hits and a walk ... recorded first career win at Dartmouth (4/9), throwing two innings of relief, allowing one hit, one run, two walks and one K ... tallied first career strikeout at USF (3/5), going 1.2 innings and allowing just one hit and one walk.
Three-time All-Independent League ... named to the Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Northeast Region All High School Senior Second Team ... also played football in high school ... member of the National and Latin Honor Societies.
Enrolled as a finance major in the Carroll School of Management ... John is the oldest of Laurie and John Nicklas's three children ... recipient of the Kopfler Family Baseball Scholarship.