21   Dave Nykiel
Dave Nykiel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tinley Park, IL

High School:
Andrew

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
P

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R


2007: Ranked fifth in the MAC with 27 appearances, the ninth-highest season total in NIU history ... Went 1-0 with a 4.70 ERA in 20 non-conference outings ... Made two appearances at the MAC Tournament ... Posted a 3.68 ERA in six appearances during the month of May and recorded a 3.86 ERA in three February outings ... Held opponents to a .211 average with runners on base and two outs and a .200 mark with runners in scoring position and two outs ... Opened the season by appearing in each of NIU's first five games, including two scoreless outings at Texas Tech (2/23 and 2/25) ... Struck out one in a scoreless inning at Southern Illinois (3/3) ... Tossed one scoreless inning with one strikeout at Florida Atlantic (3/14) ... Notched the win with one inning of hitless relief vs. Manhattan (3/17) ... Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and struck out two at Bradley (3/28) ... Worked 1.2 innings vs. Illinois State (4/3) ... Threw one hitless inning at Kent State (4/8) ... Struck out one in 1.2 innings at Illinois State (4/10) ... Tossed one hitless inning at Iowa (4/18) ... Worked 1.1 scoreless innings at UW-Milwaukee (5/2) ... Hurled 2.2 shutout innings with one strikeout vs. Chicago State (5/15) ... Fanned two in 1.1 shutout innings at Toledo (5/17) ... Retired the lone batter he faced vs. Kent State at MAC the Tournament (5/23) ... Struck out two in 1.2 innings vs. Eastern Michigan at the MAC Tournament (5/25) ... Earned Central Illinois Collegiate League All-Star Game and Pitcher of the Week selections during the summer season ... Tied for second in the CICL with 49 strikeouts and 10 starts and ranked fourth with 55.2 innings pitched ... Notched three victories for the Quincy Gems.


2006: Tied for fifth in the MAC with 25 appearances while posting a 4.23 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 27.2 innings ... Pitched in 11 MAC games, totaling 11.0 innings with 10 strikeouts ... Hurled one scoreless inning at Arizona State (2/4) ... Pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts at St. Mary's (3/10) ... Threw 1.1 shutout innings with a strikeout at Nevada (3/16) ... Tossed 2.2 innings with one earned run and two strikeouts at Nevada (3/17) ... Pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief with one strikeout vs. Akron (4/1) ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings while fanning three vs. Illinois State (4/4) ... Struck out five in 2.1 innings at Illinois State (4/11) ... Fanned three in 1.2 scoreless innings vs. Northwestern (5/3) ... Struck out three in 1.1 innings vs. Toledo (5/18) ... Earned Pitcher of the Week honors in the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the 2006 summer season.

2005: Posted a 2-0 record with one save in 14 games and two starts while totaling 32.0 innings on the season ... Struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings at Evansville (3/14) ... Earned his first collegiate victory with three scoreless innings at Eastern Illinois (4/6) ... Made five consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run (3/14-4/10) ... Credited with his first collegiate save after fanning seven in four innings vs. Chicago State (4/19) ... Struck out four in 1.2 innings at Akron (4/30) ... Made his first collegiate start and went 6.2 innings at Chicago State (5/3) ... Notched the victory in a five-inning start at Toledo (5/22).

High School: Considered by many scouts as the No. 2 senior pitcher in the Chicagoland area and was listed among the top eight prospects in the state by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association ... Became the first pitcher in school history to throw two no-hitters ... Finished his prep career ranked third on the school's all-time strikeout list ... Compiled an 18-6 career record as a prep ... Posted a 9-4 record, 3.21 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 86.1 innings as a senior ... Went 9-2 with 3.50 ERA during his junior season.

Personal: Sociology major ... Born Aug. 28, 1986 ... Son of David and Dianne Nykiel ... Enjoys music and playing the drums.

NYKIEL'S CAREER STATISTICS
YR	W	L	SV	ERA	G/GS	CG	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HBP
2007	1	0	0	7.48	27/0	0	27.2	41	25	23	13	19	4
2006	0	0	0	4.23	25/0	0	27.2	25	16	13	14	35	5
2005	2	0	1	5.06	14/2	0	32.0	43	24	18	9	24	2
Career	3	0	1	5.57	66/2	0	87.1	109	65	54	36	78	11

NYKIEL'S CAREER HIGHS Innings Pitched (start): 6.2, vs. Chicago State, 5/3/05 Innings Pitched (relief): 4.0, vs. Chicago State, 4/19/05 Strikeouts: 7, vs. Chicago State, 4/19/05

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