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Nickles Named to Academic All-District Team

Matthews Nickles pitching
Matthew Nickles

ASHLAND, Va. - Randolph-Macon sophomore right-hander Matthew Nickles (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) has been voted to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Baseball Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

District 5 includes Division III schools in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Nickles is the lone sophomore on the team and the only player from the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). He is now a candidate for the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Baseball Team.

A Biology major, Nickles has a cumulative grade point average of 4.10.

Nickles has made 10 appearances on the mound for the Yellow Jackets this season with five starts. He has a 4-0 record with an ERA of 2.83. In 35 innings, Nickles has allowed 27 hits with 12 walks and 31 strikeouts. Opponents are hitting .213 against Nickles.

Top-ranked Randolph-Macon is the No. 1 seed in the Holly Springs, N.C., Regional Tournament. The Yellow Jackets open regional play on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. against No. 6 LaGrange. The double-elimination tourney is scheduled to conclude on Sunday, May 20.

NCAA DIVISION III – DISTRICT 5 (AL, AR, FL, GA, MO, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, VA)

FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name School GPA Yr. Major

P  Howard, John Washington University in St. Louis 3.38 Jr. History / Marketing

P  Nickles, Matthew Randolph-Macon College 4.10 So. Biology

C  Ezell, Evan Maryville College (Tenn.) 3.93 Sr. Computer Science

IF  Burden, Andrew Piedmont College 3.43 Jr. Engineering Physics

IF  Chambers, Nick Emory University 3.62 Sr. Real Estate & Finance

IF  Strebler, Blake Westminster College 3.90 Sr. Business Administration & Sports Management

IF  Woodall, Connor Millsaps College 3.88 Sr. Applied Mathematics

OF  Ballstadt, Brady Piedmont College 3.61 Jr. Marketing & Management

OF  Groover, Justin Piedmont College 4.00 Sr. Accounting & Finance

OF  Johnson, Craig Christopher Newport University 3.85 Sr. Biochemistry