#24 - Jimmy Nesselt
American Heritage School
Atlantic Sun Conference Scholar and A-Sun All-Academic member … missed two months of the season due to arm injury (March 3-May 4) … made three starts prior to suffering injury and earned a win by tossing seven strong innings versus Penn State on Feb. 17 … allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out four against the Nittany Lions … tossed a career high eight innings in a no-decision against Seton Hall (Feb. 24) … struck out a career high seven hitters vs. Mercer in the A-Sun Tournament … got the starting nod against No. 2 Vanderbilt in the NCAA Regional.
Named to the A-Sun All-Academic Team … tied for the team-lead with 20 appearances on the mound … set the ETSU record for fewest hits allowed per nine innings (7.6 hits) … earned his first collegiate win on 3/20 vs. Asheville … tossed three innings of one-hit ball against the Bulldogs … won his second straight decision seven days later after limiting Radford to two runs on five hits in five innings of work … struck out a season-high six batters vs. North Florida on April 6 … didn’t allow an earned run in eight appearances.
Prior to ETSU
A four-year letterwinner for head coach Todd Fitzgerald at American Heritage School…Helped lead the Patriots to 105 combined wins during his four years on the squad, including a state and national championship in 2008…Earned first-team all-county and second-team all-state in both 2010 and 2011…Was named first-team all-county and third-team all-state in 2009…Played in the Sebring All Star Game following his senior season…Finished his career with 207 innings pitched and a 29-5 record…Had 246 strikeouts and just 43 walks, while finishing with an impressive 1.84 ERA.
Son of Jim and Kim Nesselt ... born Jan 2, 1993 ... majoring in accounting ... his father played football at St. Thomas University, while his uncle William Nesselt Jr. played football at the Naval Academy and uncle Mike Nesselt played football and baseball at Wake Forest.
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