SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State pitcher
Nichols, who will be a sophomore next season, went 5-1 with a 3.12 ERA in eight starts and 10 total appearances for the Gold Sox. In 49 innings pitched, Nichols racked up 54 strikeouts compared to 21 walks and allowed just one home run.
The Gold Sox went 36-11 over the summer and eight players earned first or second team recognition.
In addition to Nichols, reliever Brandon Creel and infielder earned honorable mention recognition while playing for Marysville and Humboldt, respectively. (The Sacramento Bee published a great feature on Soto last week.)
Creel recorded a 3.75 ERA in 36 innings pitched over 17 appearances, including four starts. Soto hit .260 with three home runs and was second on the Crabs with 28 RBIs.
The Horizon Air Summer Series is an eleven-week long competition among collegiate wood bat summer baseball clubs from the Western United States. The league features 15 teams split up into three divisions. The Seattle Studs won the league title this summer.
earned second team all-league recognition from the Horizon Air Summer Series while playing for the Marysville Gold Sox, the summer league announced.