2015: Played and started all 48 games at second base … picked up the first of nine multi-hit games in the season-opener vs. Akron going 2-for-4 with a double and RBI … posted back-to-back two-hit games vs. N.C. A&T and #10 Rice before putting together one of his best games of the season going 3-for-4 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored in a 17-5 win over UMES … added a pair of three-RBI outings on March 22nd at FIU and April 18th vs. Middle Tennessee … led the team with 16 doubles … finished fourth with 38 hits … recorded four multi-hit games this season … suffered a bit of a sophomore slump hitting just .198 on the year overall, but upped it to .210 in Conference USA play … ended the season on four-game hit streak that will carry over into 2016.
2014: Named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Team MVP ... finished his rookie season tying for the team-lead with a .283 batting average playing in all 51 games with 48 starts ... posted a team-best 17 multi-hit games, four more than his nearest teammate ... his pair of four-hit games resulted in Niner wins over USC Upstate on April 1st and at Florida Atlantic for a C-USA victory on April 13th ... had back-to-back three-hit outings at College of Charleston and The Citadel in the early parts of a season-high seven-game hit streak ... lone home run of the season came in grand style with a bases loaded jack at Middle Tennessee to erase a 6-2 deficit in the series-opener ... led the Niners in overall at-bats (198), hits (56), doubles (13), total bases (76) and tied for first in triples (2) ... also led the team with a .310 average in C-USA play leading again in at-bats (116), hits (36), doubles (10) and total bases (49) ... named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Athletic Director's List (fall).
*named 2014 All-Star for South squad in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League
T.J. Nichting's Career Stats
Prep – Played for former 49er Brion Treadway, the head coach of the Badin Rams, which won three regional titles and a regional runners-up while Nichting was there… He was selected as an All-State performer and won the Greater Catholic League Player of the Year in 2013… Academically, he was selected as the school’s Business and Technology Student of the Year.
Personal – Parents are Lynn McNabb and Tim Nichting … brother and father and relative Ray were all baseball players … has a brother, Tony, and a sister, Natalie … major is Sociology … birthday is January 13th.