Softball

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Melanie Nichols

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jacinto, Calif.

High School:
San Jacinto

Height:
5-10

Position:
P

B/T:
R/R

Melanie Nichols

04/03/2014

Buckeyes, Wolverines Renew Rivalry in Ann Arbor

Ohio State and No. 5 Michigan meet for three-game series starting Friday

03/28/2014

Buckeyes Fall to Indiana in Final At-Bat

Hoosiers hit walk-off grand slam to top Buckeyes, 11-7

03/27/2014

Ohio State Travels to Bloomington to Face Indiana

Buckeyes and Hoosiers will play three-game series at Andy Mohr Field

03/24/2014

Buckeyes Head to Pittsburgh for Midweek Doubleheader

Buckeyes and Panthers will meet at Vartabedian Field

03/20/2014

Buckeyes Open Home, B1G Schedule vs. Michigan State

Buckeyes and Spartans meet on Friday at 4 p.m. at Buckeye Field

2013 (Junior Season): Appeared in 25 games with seven starts ... finished 6-2 with a 3.05 earned-run average in 73.1 innings pitched ... struck out 51 batters ... notched two complete games ... held opponents to a.259 batting average ... scattered three hits over seven innings while striking out three in a 4-0 win against Wright State (May 1) ... struck out a season-high seven batters in 6.1 innings at Illinois (May 5) ... allowed just one earned-run over her final three starts ... finished second on the team in earned-run average and opposing batting average and third in strikeouts, innings pitched and wins.

2012 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Was named one of three team captains ... made appearances in 28 games while starting in 25 games, second-highest on the team ... won Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week (March 31-April 2), earning two wins and a save in three appearances, while allowing no earned runs in 12 innings ... pitched a shutout vs. Nebraska (April 22) while throwing seven innings, facing 38 batters and allowing no runs on just three hits with four strikeouts and one walk ... had an overall record of 12-9 ... posted the third-lowest opposing batting average on the team at .302 ... struck out 82 batters, second-highest on the team ... allowed second-lowest amount of walks per game at 2.89 ... pitched second highest on the team number of innings per game with an average of 4.42 ... had a 3.45 ERA, third-lowest on the team.

2011 (Sophomore Season): Started three games and play in six contests for the Buckeyes ... received medical redshirt after suffering season-ending injury.

2010 (Freshman Season): 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... 2010 First Team All-Big Ten honoree ... 2010 First Team All-Midwest Region selection ... started 23 games and appeared in 36 for the Buckeyes ... finished with a Buckeye Freshman record 21 wins and a team-low three losses ... 21 wins tied for sixth overall in the season record book ... struck out a team-high 130 batters ... had a team-high 15 complete games ... pitched in a team-high 167.2 innings ... had a 1.92 ERA and finished the season with a .982 fielding percentage ... only one error committed ... threw her first career one-hitter, shutting out Indiana, while facing just 19 batters in six inning at Buckeye Field ... (April 21) ... earned series sweeps vs. Indiana (April 21), Minnesota (April 24-25) and Iowa (May 1-2) en route to a 10-1 ledger ... notched a 10-game win streak between April 14-May 8, which ranks fifth overall in the OSU record book for consecutive wins in a season ... posted a 1.44 ERA in Big Ten play, the best among players with 12 or more appearances .... in 73 innings pitched, she recorded 57 strikeouts, walked just 11 batters and held her opponents to an impressive .225 combined batting average ... picked up both the team's Pitcher and Freshman of the Year awards.

Prior to Ohio State: Captain of San Jacinto's squad as a junior and senior ... earned league MVP honors three times ... won league titles all four seasons ... named to Riverside County Senior All-Star team in 2009.

Personal: Daughter of Bill and Shanna Nichols ... has a sister, Natalie and brother, Glenn.

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