Daniel Nichols
33 Daniel Nichols
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Leesburg, Ga.

High School:
Lee County

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 203

Position:
1B/DH

Birthdate:
11/02/1993

Experience:
2L

UGA Career (2013-active): Played in 95 games with 81 starts (65-1B, 16-DH) and owns a .246 batting average with five home runs and 34 RBI.

2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 47 games with 43 starts (36-1B, 7-DH) and hit .260-2-19 as the squad went 26-29-1 and advanced to the SEC Tournament

*Hit. 417 (5-12) with two RBI in a series sweep over Binghamton

*Batted .429 (3-7) with six runs scored, three walks and five RBI in sweep of Western Kentucky in March

*Hit .429 (3-7) with three runs scored and two RBI in series against #24 Miss. State

*Career-high four walks in win over Presbyterian on March 18

*Clutch one-out double in the 13th inning at Missouri to help beat Tigers 2-1

*Went 3-for-4 with two RBI in series-clinching win over #23 Tennessee on April 12

*Smashed a grand slam in series-clinching 5-3 win over #7 South Carolina on May 4

2013 (Freshman): Appeared in 48 games with 38 starts (29-1B, 9-DH) as team went 21-32

*Batted .230 with three doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 135 at bats

*Had eight multiple-hit games including three-hit games at Texas A&M and Tennessee

*Connected for first career home run and two RBI in season-opening series at Georgia Southern

*Batted .500 (3-6) with two runs scored and 4 RBI including pinch-hit two-run single in helping team win the Georgia Tech series

*Hit .364 (4-11) with a double and perfect fielding in 23 total chances in the road series at Texas A&M in March

*Went 3-for-5 with a home run and 2 RBI in 8-7 road victory over Tennessee on May 3

*Batted .364 (4-11) with perfect fielding in 28 total chances in series win over Florida in May

High School: A graduate of Lee County where he played for Rob Williams

*Batted .480 and led the team with 11 home runs, 38 RBI and 33 runs scored as a senior

*A Louisville Slugger All-American Third Team selection

*Named Region 1-AAAA Player of the Year and First Team All-Region in 2012 plus Albany Herald Player of the Year

*Batted .415 with four home runs and a team-high 27 RBI as a junior

*Helped Trojans with multiple Region 1-AAAA titles

*Hit .333-2-9 as a sophomore with the varsity squad

*Prep teammate of fellow Georgia Bulldog INF/RHP Jess Posey

Personal: Born Nov. 2, 1993

*Son of Tim Nichols and Michele Lloyd

*Daniel's older brother Thomas played at Georgia Tech (2008-10) where he was a 16th round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels after batting .376-10-41 and earning second-team All-ACC honors

*Major: Communication Studies

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