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John NiggliClass: Senior
Previous School: Tulare Union (Sequoias)
Hometown: Tulare, Calif.
2011: Appeared in 15 games, starting 13 contests … posted a 4-4 record with a 3.69 ERA during 85 1/3 innings … struck out 43 and walked 16 … had the ninth-best ERA in the Big South … allowed one run on four hits, striking out five over six innings during a 9-1 win at North Florida (2/24) to record his first win as a Flame ... gave up one run on six hits during seven innings of work in a 4-3 victory over Monmouth at the Keith LeClair Classic (3/11) … went the full nine innings, yielding one run on five hits, striking out four and walking two to record the victory in a 5-1 win over Charleston Southern (3/19) …gave up two runs on seven hits, striking out a season-high seven and walking two over 8 2/3 innings in the second game of a doubleheader with Winthrop (3/25) … allowed three hits over eight innings in a 9-0 win at High Point (4/9) … gave up two runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out six batters in a 4-2 win at VMI (4/22) … earned Big South Presidential Honor Roll mention.
Previous School: Played two years at College of the Sequoias … unanimous all-Central Valley Conference first-team selection and CVC Pitcher of the Year runner-up in 2010 … posted a 6-2 record with a 2.01 ERA over a team-leading 80 2/3 innings … his ERA was third-best in the conference.
Prep: Graduated from Tulare Union High School … helped lead team to 2008 East Yosemite League (EYL) title with an 8-2 record and a 2.44 ERA as a senior … garnered All-Tulare County honors as well as being named EYL Pitcher of the Year, first team All-EYL and an East/West All-Star … also played shortstop.
Personal: Son of Tom and Pauline Niggli … majoring in exercise science: fitness specialist … birthday is May 2.