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Nick Cieri
Player Profile:
Nick Cieri 1744140
Position: Catcher/Infield
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hainesport, N.J.
High School: Rancocas Valley Regional

As a Junior (2016): Started 53 games between DH and catcher in 54 appearances…batted .256 with 19 runs scored and 29 RBI…tallied nine doubles and three home runs…walked twice and scored a run in his season debut at Alabama (2/19)…finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI at Alabama (2/20)…finished 2-for-4 at Alabama (2/21)…hit a grand slam and finished with a career high five RBI against Rhode Island (2/28)…doubled against Delaware (3/1)…walked twice and scored a run against SE Louisiana (3/5)…went 2-for-4 with a walk at East Carolina (3/6)…knocked in a run on one hit against Delaware (3/8)…went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against George Washington (3/9)…reached base five times and scored a run in a three game series against Bryant (3/11-13)…doubled and walked at UC Irvine (3/16)…finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored at Cal State Fullerton (3/19)…went 3-for-4 with an RBI at Iowa (3/25)…went 1-for-4 with a run scored at Iowa (3/27)…notched three RBI on one hit against VCU (3/29)…notched a hit and a run scored at VCU (3/30)…reached base twice, scored two runs and notched an RBI against High Point (4/2)…knocked in a run against James Madison (4/6)…reached base twice and recorded an RBI against Ohio State (4/8)…finished 1-for-3 at Minnesota (4/17)…went 1-for-4 against Purdue (4/22)…reached base three times and notched two RBI at James Madison (4/26)…scored two runs, notched a hit and two walks at Penn State (4/30)…reached base twice against Rutgers (5/15)…went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI at Michigan State (5/19)…finished 2-for-4 with a double against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament (5/25)…went 2-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored against Michigan State (5/27)…went 1-for-3 with a walk versus Indiana (5/27)…notched two hits in the Big Ten semifinals against Iowa (5/28)…finished the Big Ten Tournament 7-for-12 with three walks, two runs scored and an RBI (5/25-28).

As a Sophomore (2015): Appeared and started 37 games…topped the squad with 31 starts at designated hitter…filled in at catcher with six starts…posted a .299 average with five doubles…notched 11 multi-hit games…missed 27 games due to injury…went 2-for-4 with two runs and a career high five RBIs against Canisius (2/14)…nabbed two hits against Old Dominion (2/14)…went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI against Arkansas (2/22)…nabbed two multi hits games in a series against Princeton (3/13-16)…grabbed three hits, a home run, four RBIs and a run at Elon (3/18)…scored a career-high three runs and nabbed a hit against Minnesota (3/21)…went 2-for-4 and scored a run against Michigan (3/28)…went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run against Nebraska (4/4)…notched two hits and two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader against Nebraska (4/4)…returned at the Big Ten Tournament and notched a hit and a run against Michigan State (5/20)…grabbed two hits and a run in the Big Ten Championship game against Michigan (5/24)…nabbed a hit and a run against UCLA (5/30)…notched a hit and an RBI against Virginia (6/6).

As a Freshman (2014): Appeared in 48 games with 36 starts … made 22 starts at DH, the second most on the club, and 14 starts behind the plate … posted a .248 average with eight doubles, 17 runs scored and 18 RBI … appeared in all three games at Florida (2/14-16) ... tallied first career hit, a double, in game two ... had two doubles in three games against Bryant (2/22-23) ... had a hit, RBI and run scored in game two of a doubleheader against UMass (3/1) ... had two hits, a double, a RBI and a run scored against Delaware (3/11) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the series finale at Wake Forest (4/6) ... had a RBI and two runs scored at George Mason (4/8) ... registered a double in game two at Virginia Tech (4/12) and had a RBI single in the series finale (4/13) ... had career-high three hits against Navy (4/16) ... had two hits, two runs scored and a RBI in game three against Georgia Tech (4/20) ... had a double against George Mason (4/23) ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI at VCU (5/6) ... had a RBI single against Towson (5/7) ... had a career-best three RBI in the series opener at Pitt (5/9) ... went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a double in game two against the Panthers (5/10) ... had two hits including a RBI double against West Virginia (5/13) ... had a double against Florida State (5/23) ... had a RBI single against North Carolina (5/24) ... had two hits in the ACC final against Georgia Tech (5/25) ... had a RBI double in the Columbia Regional finale at South Carolina (6/1).

At Rancocas Valley Regional: A four-year letterwinner for the Red Devils … led the Red Devils to a 15-5 record at catcher as a senior … a two-time All-South Jersey selection and named to the All-Group 4 team as a senior … a three-time participant in the Carpenter Cup … named to the Perfect Game USA Underclassman High Honorable Mention All-America team in 2012 … selected to the Rawlings First Team Northeast All-Region team as a senior … ranked as the No. 1 third-base prospect in New Jersey by Perfect Game USA.

Personal: Drafted in the 32nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants … captured the 2013 American Legion World Series title as a member of Brooklawn Post 72 along with teammate Mike Shawaryn … son of Mauro and Cindy Cieri … has one sibling, Colin … lists his sports hero as Chase Utley … would cast Channing Tatum to play himself in a movie of his life.
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