SPOKANE, Wash. – Nicholas Nerud has added another post-season honor to his Whitworth University baseball resume. Nerud was named to the D3baseball.com All-West Region second team on Thursday.
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Nerud (Sr., Valencia, Calif.) took over as Whitworth's starting short stop in 2019 and earned first team All-Northwest Conference recognition. He was the 2019 NWC batting champion with a .392 average and led the league in total hits (71). Nerud finished with 13 doubles, drove in 31 runs and earned NWC Position Player of the Week twice (April 8 and April 22). A threat on the base baths, Nerud stole 22 bases in 23 attempts.
He matched his outstanding hitting with stellar defense. Nerud posted a fielding percentage of .964 with only seven errors in 194 total chances and he was part of 23 double plays, the most on the team.
Nerud helped lead his team to a 27-15 record and an NWC regular season title (19-5).