Nelson Ward
Nelson Ward


Marietta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 173





A July Update On Bulldogs in The Minors In 2015

A July Update On Bulldogs in The Minors In 2015


An Update On Bulldogs in The Minors In 2015

An Update On Bulldogs in The Minors In 2015


Georgia Completes SEC Road Sweep of Vols Sunday

Georgia Completes SEC Road Sweep of Vols Sunday


Fall Practice Update On The Bulldogs

Fall Practice Update On The Bulldogs


Bulldogs Get To Work At Foley Field

Bulldogs Get To Work At Foley Field

UGA Career (2012-14): A 12th round selection of the Seattle Mariners in the 2014 MLB draft who opted to turn pro. Played in 149 games for the Bulldogs with 123 starts with a .301 batting average, 21 doubles, 7 triples, 4 home runs and 66 RBI. A second baseman mostly his first two seasons, he played primarily shortstop in 2014.

2014 (Junior): Played in all 56 games with 56 starts (54-SS, 2-2B) and led the team in RBI (34), BB (33), Multiple Hit Games (18) as team went 26-29-1 and advanced to the SEC Tournament

*Named one of the team's two captains

*Finished second on the team in Batting (.306), Hits (64) and Stolen Bases (10)

*Hit .300 in SEC action

*Fielded .960 in his first season as starting shortstop (89 PO, 175 A, 11 E)

*Provided two walk-off hits during team's 11-game winning streak, an RBI-double to defeat Binghamton in 11 innings on Feb. 28 and an RBI-single to beat North Florida on March 8

*Batted .417 (5-12) with a home run and four RBI in season-opening series versus Ga. Southern in February

*Went 3-for-3 with three doubles in a 6-2 win over Western Carolina on March 9

*Hit .417 (5-12) in SEC series at #9 Florida in April and .500 (6-12) at #11 Ole Miss in May

*Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in 11-10 win over Kentucky on May 17, the final day of the regular season, to help clinch a spot in SEC Tournament

2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in 49 games with 46 starts at second base as squad went 21-32

*Established single season school record for Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman at .987 with only three errors in 239 total chances

*Batted .306 with seven doubles, three triples, two home runs and 19 RBI plus a team-high eight stolen bases

*Registered 19 multiple-hit games including four-hit games against Ga. Southern on Feb. 15 and UAB on March 1

*Batted .500 (6-12) with a triple in series at Georgia Southern

*Hit .643 (9-14) with four runs scored, two doubles, one triple and four RBI in series sweep of UAB in March

*Batted .400 (4-12) with three runs scored and three walks in Alabama series in March

*Missed seven games in April due to shoulder injury after KSU base runner ran in to him while trying to field a ground ball

*Led off series at #15 South Carolina with first career home run, smashed it off left-hander Nolan Belcher

*Smacked a three-run home run at Georgia Tech on May 14 to ignite comeback in 14-13 victory to help claim the series

*Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in series-clinching win over Florida on May 18

2012 (Freshman):Appeared in 44 games with 21 starts (8-2B, 8-DH, 5-CF) and hit .277 with 13 RBI as team went 31-26

*Team-high 16 at bats as a pinch-hitter, hitting .250 including two-run single against Presbyterian on Feb. 19

*Set career-high with three RBI game versus Alcorn State on March 14

*Career-high three hit game versus Liberty on April 16

*Went 2-4 with an RBI and stolen bases versus Ga. Tech at Turner Field on April 24

*Hit .182-0-4 in 44 SEC at bats covering 20 games including eight starts

*Batted a team-best .600 (3-5) with one RBI in two games at the SEC Tournament

*Posted a .960 fielding percentage at second base in 25 total chances (9 putouts, 15 assists, 1 error) and perfect fielding in five outfield starts, tallying six putouts and one assist in centerfield

High School: A graduate of Lassiter where he played for Scott Kelly

*Batted .426 with four home runs, 20 RBI, a .532 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases as team went 22-10 and captured a region title

*Earned team's 2011 MVP Award and Best Defense Award along with All-Region and All-County honors

*Helped Trojans advanced to the 2010 state finals and region titles in 2008 and 2011

*Batted .452 with 11 doubles and six home runs and 29 RBI as a junior as team went 26-10

*Combined to hit .398 with 22 doubles, six triples, seven home runs, 58 RBI and scored 97 runs in his first three prep seasons)

*A four-year letterman and leadoff hitter for the Trojans

*Earned Trojans Rookie of the Year honors in 2008 and Gold Glove Award in 2010

*Key member of the East Cobb Astros summer baseball program, winning 2010 Perfect Game 17U Baseball Championship Series National Tournament in Fort Myers, Fla.

*Part of 2010 squad that advanced to the finals of the World Wood Bat Association 17U National Championship

*Prep teammate of fellow Georgia Bulldog catcher Brandon Stephens

Personal: Born Aug. 6, 1992

*Son of Lucy Ward

*Major: Human Development & Family Sciences

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  • Friday, Feb 17
    5:00 PM
    vs College of Charleston
    Athens, Ga.

    Saturday, Feb 18
    1:00 PM
    vs College of Charleston
    Athens, Ga.

    Sunday, Feb 19
    1:00 PM
    vs College of Charleston
    Athens, Ga.

    Tuesday, Feb 21
    4:00 PM
    at Mercer
    Macon, Ga.

    Friday, Feb 24
    6:30 PM
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.

    Saturday, Feb 25
    3:00 PM
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.

    Sunday, Feb 26
    1:00 PM
    at Georgia Southern
    Statesboro, Ga.

    Tuesday, Feb 28
    5:00 PM
    vs Kennesaw State
    Athens, Ga.

    Friday, Mar 3
    5:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.

    Saturday, Mar 4
    1:00 PM
    vs UAB
    Athens, Ga.


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