The Bulldogs improved their win total by 10 from 2014 to 2015
The series continues at 6 p.m. Friday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
The series begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
LA Tech hit two grand slams to overpower Northwestern State for the team's 12th straight non-conference win
Tuesday's game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
LA Tech vs. McNeese State (DH) 3/5/14 J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park
2015: Started all 44 games he appeared in at first base despite sitting out the first eight games due to injury ... Tied for the team-lead with a .288 batting average with 46 at bats in 160 at bats ... Was second on the team with 13 multiple-hit games, while also adding eight multiple-RBI games ... Totaled eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and was second on the team with 27 RBIs ... Drew 12 walks and was hit by a pitch seven times to help achieve a .361 on base percentage ... Successfully stole two bases in four attempts ... Had a .995 fielding percentage at first base with just two errors all season in 376 chances ... Totaled a career-high four hits in a 4-for-5 effort against Charlotte (3/28) ... Was 3-for-4 with two RBIs against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/6) ... Recorded a season-high three RBIs twice against UALR (4/8) and Stephen F. Austin (4/29).
2014: Started 18 games and saw action in 28 as both an infielder and outfielder for the Bulldogs in his first season with the team ... Hit .122 with nine hits in 74 at bats ... Recorded one double, a home run, six runs, two RBI and two walks as a junior on the team ... Had four assists from left field to help the Bulldogs earn a No. 3 national ranking with 21 outfield assists this season ... Totaled two multiple-hit games this season in back-to-back games against Southeastern Louisiana and Tulane ... Hit his first home run as a LA Tech player on Feb. 26 against UALR.
Faulkner State CC: Spent two seasons at Faulkner State CC ... Hit .388 in 41 games for Faulkner State last season, while knocking home 29 runs batted in and 32 runs scored for the Chiefs.
South Alabama: Played in six games and scored two runs as a freshman for the Jaguars before transferring to Faulkner State CC.
High School: Prepped at Faith Academy in Mobile where he was named an Under Armor All-American, Deadly Diamond and all-state two years in a row ... Also earned all-conference accolades for two consecutive seasons.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Daniel Nichols ... Son of Ralph and Rita Nichols ... Has three siblings, Haley, Laury and Hunter ... Born Nov. 22, 1992 in Mobile, Ala.