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Richie Nizza
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Richie  Nizza

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Myers, Fla.

High School:
Bishop Verot

Last College:
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
01/02/1997

Major:
Criminal Justice

06/08/2018

Baseball Season in Review, Including `Mac's Musings'

Owls Bid Farewell To At Least 10, But Set to Return Back Strong Nucleus

06/04/2018

Hot Start Again for Baseball Moves Squad to Regional Final

Owls Take On Top-Seeded UF Monday at 1 p.m.

06/02/2018

Big First Allows Baseball to Continue on in Gainesville

Owls Score Six in First Turn, Add Three Homers Late to Back up Sterling Pitching

05/27/2018

Baseball’s Run in Biloxi Ends in C-USA Tourney Finale

Owls Now Wait to See If They Head to an NCAA Regional

05/26/2018

Frank's Two Homers Lifts Baseball On To Saturday at C-USA

Junior Shortstop's Career-High Five RBI; Owls' Relief Staff Combine For W

2018 (RS Sophomore)

  • Wrapped the year by starting the final 17 games at second base, including the entirety of the postseason
  • All told, playing in 45 games with 35 starts, batting .242 with three home runs and 14 RBI
  • Had a stretch of 11 straight games reaching base, and finished the season at a clip of 15 of 16
  • Had three hits against Conference USA foe UAB, and six other games with two hits
  • Three times, knocked in two runs; Four times, scored twice
  • Batted .313 in the Gainesville Regional, including back-to-back two-hit showings, against Columbia and Jacksonville
  • In the latter, knocked in two runs as well
  • The team went 25-9 in his 34 starts at 2B

Prior to FAU

  • Played for Florida State College at Jacksonville under coach Brad Frick
  • Named Second Team All-Conference
  • Hit .314 with a team-high five home runs and a .513 slugging percentage, and was second in hits (49), runs (34), doubles (10) and steals (13)
  • Also had the team's best with three triples

High School

  • Played for Bishop Verot under coach Davis Nelson
  • Two time runners up in states
  • Concluded his senior year hitting .315 and leading the team in stolen bases
  • Played for coach Neil Anderoli and the Pompano Beach Clippers
  • Won the championships and was named all star game MVP

Personal

  • Son of Annemarie and Richard Nizza
  • Born January 2 in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Favorite professional athletes are Manny Machado and Odell Beckham
  • Favorite movie is The Bronx Tale
  • Favorite TV show is Grey's Anatomy
  • Favorite genre of music is hip hop
  • Something most people don't know about him? He has only been out of the country once

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