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Nick

Gatewood

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Catcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
High School: Peachtree Ridge

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS
• First-Team All-Sun Belt, 2018
• National Player of the Week, April 9, 2018 (Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game)
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, April 9, 2018
• 2018 Johnny Bench Award Watch List
• Sun Belt Player of the Week, May 8, 2017

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll, 2015-16; 2016-17
• Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Fall 2015; Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

AT GEORGIA STATE

All-conference catcher who has been the team’s top hitter the last two seasons ... Left-handed hitter who had a breakout season as a sophomore after taking over the starting duties midway through the season ... Career average of .306 with 18 homers and 75 RBI in three seasons (2016-18).

2018

First-team All-Sun Belt Conference catcher ... One of only two Sun Belt players to rank in the Top 10 in the league all three triple crown categories ... Third in the Sun Belt with 13 homers. Ninth in the conference in batting average (.321) and seventh in RBI (49) ... Had three two-homer games (South Alabama, Furman, Arkansas State) ... Intentionally walked eight times ... Had a 17-game hitting streak from March 16-April 14 that was the longest by a Panther since 2013. During the streak he was 32-for-72 (.444) with eight homers and 27 RBI ... Named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List.

Named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game as well as Sun Belt Player of the Week on April 9 after going 8-for-15 with four home runs, 11 RBI and nine runs scored in four games, including three-game sweep of Arkansas State ... Began the week with his second two-homer game vs. Furman (4-4-18) with solo homers in the second and fifth innings, along with a two-run single in the third. Was intentionally walked twice in the game ... Followed with a solo homer and a two-run shot vs. Arkansas State (4-6-18) ... Added a three-run double, a single and two walks in Saturday’s 16-7 victory ... In Sunday’s 3-2 win, drove in one of the Panthers’ three runs with a sacrifice fly, extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single and was outstanding behind the plate, including a key block on a ball in the dirt with the tying run at third base in the eighth inning.

Home run No. 12 came in Friday win over Louisiana as he hit a three-run blast in the fifth inning to pull GSU within one; Panthers went on to win 6-5 in 12 innings.

Hit his 13th homer in the regular-season finale at Georgia Southern, helping the Panthers to a 5-4 win that qualified them for the Sun Belt Championship.

Homered twice and drove in six of the Panthers’ seven runs in 7-2 win over South Alabama (3-23-18). Had a solo homer in the first inning, a three-run blast in the third and a two-run single in the fourth while catching Hunter Gaddis’ complete game ... Had two run-scoring singles vs. Kennesaw State (3-27-18).

Went 6-for-12 in the Jacksonville series with three RBI, four runs scored and his first homer of the season ... 6-for-12 with a homer, two doubles, four RBI and five runs in three-game sweep of Eastern Illinois ... In Sunday’s 12-inning win over Eastern Illinois, he threw out two runners attempting to steal to end the eighth and ninth innings and picked off another runner at third base for the third out in the seventh. Then in the 12th inning, after EIU put the leadoff runner on, he started a 2-6-3 double play on a bunt attempt. At the plate, he had two doubles, one RBI, two walks and three runs scored ... Hit a solo homer in first inning of 2-0 win over Samford (3-9-18) ... Went 9-for-15 with a homer and four RBI in UT Arlington series ... Homered vs. Georgia (3-20-18).

2017
Team's leading hitter at .319 with five homers and 22 RBI ... After taking over as the regular catcher on March 26, he hit .339 and slugged .530 with five homers and 20 RBI in 32 games ... Community Coffee Sun Belt Player of the Week on May 9 after going 11-for-21 with three homers in five games. Went 5-for-7 with a homer and a double in two games at Minnesota, then homered in both wins at Texas State ... Part of the only triple play in school history May 6 at Texas State, third to home to first to third.

In 10-inning win over BYU, (2-20-17) he delivered a two-out, pinch hit single to tie the game at 2-2 in the sixth inning ... Came through with another game-tying pinch hit vs. Army (3-12-17) in the eighth inning ... Had a string of six straight hits over three games, beginning when he went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored vs. South Alabama (3-26-17) ... Followed with a pinch-hit single and then a two-run homer vs. Kennesaw State, and then a double in his first at-bat vs. Coastal Carolina ... Had three hits and a career-high four RBI vs. Arkansas State (4-9-17), followed by two hits vs. Mercer (4-11-17) ... Went 4-for-6 with an RBI in doubleheader vs. App State (4-22-17) ... Homered vs. ULM (4-28-17).

2016
Saw limited duty as a freshman ... Primarily used as a pinch hitter, playing in 27 games ... Collected six hits, including two doubles, and four RBI ... His first career hit was a double vs. Coppin State (2-26-16). Also had a run-scoring single in the series, and then an RBI-single at Georgia Tech (3-1-16) ... Drove in a run in the season finale vs. Georgia Southern (5-21-16).

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 9 catcher and No. 71 overall prospect in Georgia by Perfect Game, which also rated him among the top 500 players in the nation …2014 Perfect Game WWBA 18U Most Valuable Player and all-tournament team after going 5-for-8 with two homers in the semifinals and finals … Played for coach Jason Evans at Peachtree Ridge High School in Georgia's largest classification … Helped Peachtree Ridge reach the state playoffs the last two years … Played travel ball for the Upstate Mavericks.

PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Michael Gatewood … Born July 17, 1997 … Parents are Michael and Judy Gatewood ... Majoring in marketing.

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