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



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


Left-handed hitting catcher who had a breakout season as a sophomore after taking over the starting duties midway through the season ... Career average of .290 with five homers in 78 games.

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).

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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