Pitched as a middle reliever at LSU for two seasons (2008, 2009) before electing to transfer to another school ... featured three pitches in his repertoire and a very quick release to the plate.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Appeared in 12 games (one start), posting a 1-0 mark and a 9.64 ERA in 14 innings with three walks and 14 strikeouts ... earned first career LSU win versus Illinois on March 7, allowing three runs on five hits in three relief innings with no walks and two strikeouts.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Made 12 relief appearances, recording no decisions with a 4.26 ERA in 12.2 innings ... posted two walks and eight strikeouts and limited opponents to a .265 batting average ... fired two shutout innings in each of his first three relief appearances ... allowed no runs on two hits versus Indiana (Feb. 22) with one walk and two Ks ... allowed no runs on no hits in two innings versus Southern (Feb. 26) with no walks and one K ... allowed one hit while blanking Duquesne over two innings (March 2) ... also recorded two strikeouts in one-inning outings versus Southeastern Louisiana (March 11) and versus Tulane (March 19).
A highly decorated pitcher from Ruston High School ... a Class 5A first-team all-state selection in 2007 ... a member of the All-Northeast Louisiana team ... earned the All-Area Pitcher of the Year honors from the Shreveport Times ... voted the district 1-5A player of the year ... also named to the district 1-5A first-team as a pitcher ... a member of the LHSAA All-Star team ... was Ruston High School’s baseball MVP ... had a 7-6 record on the mound during his senior season with a 2.49 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 70 innings ... earned Academic all-state honors with a 3.11 GPA ... as a junior, posted an 8-3 mark and a 1.88 ERA with nine walks and 58 strikeouts ... coached by Toby White.
Full name is Jordan Alan Nicholson ... parents are Bo and Sheila Nicholson ... has one brother, Logan ... interests include ATVs and trucks ... credits his father with having the greatest influence upon his athletic career ... born June 23, 1989.
Nicholson’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 vs. Illinois (3/7/09)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. UCF (2/2/709)
Hits Allowed: 5 twice; last vs. Illinois (3/7/09)
Runs: 3 five times; last at Georgia (4/3/09)
Earned Runs: 3 five times; last at Georgia (4/3/09)
Walks: 2 at South Carolina (3/20/09)