2013: Appeared in 31 games... Batted .194 with 13 hits, four doubles, one home run and six RBI... Opened season with two-RBI, pinch-hit single against Illinois (Feb. 22)... Collected two hits, a double and two RBI in a win against Youngstown State (March 19)... Had two hits against Xavier (April 2)... Scored twice in the win against Morehead State (April 23).
2012: Saw action in 11 games and made six starts... Scored two runs and went 1-for-4 in his Ohio debut at UNCW (Feb. 17)... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI at IPFW (March 18)... Collected a pinch hit single at Toledo (March 25)... Registered his first career double and scored a run at home against Otterbein (March 28)... Drove in a run against Kent State (May 6).
High School: Earned Scholar Athlete honors at North Allegheny Senior High ... Played baseball all four years and earned two varsity letters ... Named Under Armour Pre-Season All-American in 2010 and 2011 ... Helped team to W.P.I.A.L. Championship title in 2009 ... Also earned one varsity letter in basketball.
Personal: Son of Michael and Michelle Nikithser ... Has three sisters; Ashley, Chelsey and Lindsey and one brother, Taylor ... Hobbies include baseball and basketball ... Favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton ... Majoring in Physical Education.