Nick was 2-4, 3.44 in 22 games at UC Irvine in 2011, with 24 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Nick was nominated for Big West Pitcher of the Week for March 28-April 3, but did not win.
Nick pitched 5.1 innings of 3-hit, 1-run relief in a victory over Cal State Northridge on April 2 and got the win. He also pitched a scoreless inning of relief in a 4-0 win over USC on March 29 to merit the nomination.
Nick was 2-1 with a 2.63 ERA, with 34 strikeouts in 27 innings for the Knights in 2010. He also played for the Knights in 2009, and for the Battle Creek (Mich.) Bombers of the Northwoods League, in 2008 after his freshman year at Riverside CC.
Nick was a four-year letterwinner at Alta Loma High School in Alta Loma, Calif., and was the team's Most Valuable Player twice and the captain three times.
He was a three-time Baseline League First-Team All-Star, and was Second-Team All-Inland Valley.