#23 - Derek Niesman
A.H. Delray Hs
Earned Dean’s List and A-Sun All-Academic honors … played in 37 games, making 36 starts (second base) … ranked second on the team in hit-by-pitches (6) and was fifth in batting average (.280) … finished with nine multi-hit games and reached base safely in 10 straight games from 3/18-4/5 … went 3-for-5 with a home run against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 18 … finished with another 3-hit performance two games later versus Saint Joseph’s on Feb. 24 … hit .367 with two home runs and six RBIs in his first nine games of the season from 2/17-3/4 … drove in three runs with a pair of hits against Furman on 3/13.
Played in 53 games including 50 starts for the Bucs...Hit .226 with five doubles, a triple and 17 RBIs...Had a three-hit game against Eastern Kentucky (4/26)...Also had a clutch game-winning hit against No. 8-ranked Georgia Tech (5/17)...Received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors.
Saw action in 50 games including 47 starts in the infield ... hit .265 with three home runs and 26 RBI ... had 14 multi-hit games and 14 multi-RBI games ... posted a season-high three hits three times and four RBI against Stetson (5/1) ... received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors.
Prior to ETSU
A four year letterwinner from American Heritage School where he was a First-Team All-State and First-Team All-County selection for head coach Carm Mazza ... named the team offensive MVP after he hit .422 his junior season with 12 doubles, two home runs, drove in 25 and swiped 16 bags ... played for the prestigious Diamond Vision Elite team that won the 2008 17U BCS National Championship and the 18U WBF National Championship and were the runners-up at the 2008 World Wood Bat Tournament.
Born on January 23, 1991 ... undecided on a major ... son of Mickey and Joyce Niesman.
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