CAREER: The heart and soul of the 2013 Bulldog softball team ... Has seen action in 123 career games, including 118 starts ... A career .181 hitter with 45 runs, 40 RBIs, 38 walks, nine doubles, eight home runs and four triples ... One of the most experienced veterans on this year's team ... Expected to compete for the starting shortstop position this spring ... A three-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2012: Played in all 57 games with 55 starts at shortstop as a redshirt sophomore in 2012 after receiving a medical redshirt for her 11-game injury-shortened season in 2011 ... Named a 2012 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete as well as a 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll selection ... Hit .162 with 21 runs, 14 walks, 12 RBIs, six doubles and two home runs ... Went 1-for-4 with a run in the season-opening victory at South Alabama ... Walked once and scored a run, while stealing a base in an 8-1 victory against Jacksonville State ... Scored one run and earned one walk against Memphis to wrap up the 2012 Mardi Gras Invitational ... Homered in her only at-bat in the home opener against SIU-Edwardsville ... Walked twice while scoring a run and stealing a base in the Bulldog Round-Robin victory against Mississippi Valley State ... Was named to the Bulldog Round-Robin All-Tournament Team for her performance Feb. 17-19 ... Knocked in a run on an RBI double against No. 17 Louisiana ... Registered a season-high three runs to go along with an RBI double in the win at Jackson State ... Was hit by a pitch twice against the Lady Tigers after entering the game with zero hit by pitches in 27 at-bats ... Tied a career high with back-to-back two-hit games in the wins over Louisiana Tech and Columbia at the Bulldog Classic ... Went 1-for-3 in the shutout win over Eastern Illinois ... Had the best performance by any Bulldog in the doubleheader vs. No. 3/4 Florida, going a combined 2-for-5 with a single, walk, run and RBI double ... Tallied one hit in three at-bats against No. 7 Georgia on March 10 ... Drove in a run on a single to left in the SEC road-opening win at South Carolina ... Knocked in another run and scored twice in the second game of the doubleheader sweep against the Gamecocks ... Scored twice on a pair of walks in the series opener at LSU ... Went 1-for-3 in the series finale at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge ... Hit a walk-off double on a 3-2 pitch with one out in at home vs. UAB to give MSU its first walk-off win in exactly a year ... Stole her third base of the season in the series opener vs. No. 12/11 Tennessee ... Came back a day later against the Lady Vols to tally a double and a run scored ... Launched her second home run of the season in the series opener vs. No. 2 Alabama at home, giving her a season-high two RBIs ... Drove another run in one day later in game two of the home weekend series against the Crimson Tide ... Registered a career-high two stolen bases in the game two win at Arkansas ... Tallied a base hit and a run scored in the run-rule win at home vs. Jackson State ... Earned a walk in the series-opening win at rival Ole Miss ... Finished the series sweep with a hit, walk and run scored in game three against the Rebels ... Had the game winning, two-RBI double in the series opener vs. Kentucky ... Went 1-for-3 in the nationally-televised win against the Wildcats in game two ... Scored a run off a walk in the run-rule home win vs. Memphis ... Drew another free pass in the road win at Southern Miss ... Walked once and scored once in game one of the Senior Day doubleheader sweep against Tennessee Tech ... Collected a hit in MSU's opening game against BYU in the NCAA Tournament.
2011: Named a 2011 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete as well as a 2012 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll selection ... Only played 11 games (eight starts) due to injury, batting .143 with five walks, three hits and a pair of runs and RBIs ... Went 1-for-1 and scored a run in her lone at-bat of the Sportco Kick-Off Classic ... Returned to the lineup against Southern Mississippi, driving in a run and collecting a hit ... Matched a career high with two walks as she tallied an RBI in State's 3-2 win against Bowling Green in Woodstock, Ga. ... Pinch-ran and scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Bulldogs rallied to defeat FSU in the opening game of the SEC/ACC Challenge.
2010: Tied for second on the team in home runs (6) and triples (4) ... Hit the fourth-most home runs by a freshman and tied for the third-most triples ... Started all 55 games at shortstop, hitting .208 (40-for-164) and adding three doubles ... Tied for the third-most RBI on the team (26) ... Topped MSU with five game-winning RBI and tied for second with four game-winning runs ... Drew 19 walks, fifth-most by a Bulldog rookie ... Earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll accolades ... Named Bulldog Round-Robin All-Tournament after coming a double shy of the cycle and driving in all four runs vs. UAB in her collegiate debut ... Homered in a setback to Texas A&M at the Aggie Classic ... Sparked State's offense in the Bulldog Classic championship game against Troy on March 7, hitting a solo home run to put the Dawgs' first run on the scoreboard ... Went 2-for-3, including her first career double, and drove in three runs as MSU defeated Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg on March 17 ... Led State to a win over Ole Miss in the series finale, finishing a home run shy of the cycle as she went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs ... Hit a grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning against Mississippi Valley State in the M&F Bank Fastpitch Classic in Ridgeland, Miss. ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week after hitting .600 and belting the game-winning home runs in both of State's wins in a doubleheader sweep at Auburn.
PRE-COLLEGE: Enjoyed an outstanding prep career for head coach Deanna Stewart at Harrison High School in Ga. ... Twice named Most Valuable Player at Harrison and led the team to a pair of Region 5A championships ... Set her school's career home run record and claimed the Golden Glove Award for an infielder following her senior campaign ... Named Harrison High's Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner for the 2008-09 academic year ... Also won the Bobby Bailey and Vince Dooley Awards ... Selected Marietta Daily Journal First-Team All-Region after hitting .418 for the Lady Hoyas' 2008 squad that claimed region runner-up honors ... Collected 24 RBI and two home runs while scoring 29 times in her final prep season ... Won the Heart of a Hoya award for the second-straight year and earned a spot in the Georgia Dugout Club All-Star game to close out her Harrison playing career ... Claimed First-Team All-State from the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Marietta Daily Journal First- Team All-County and All-Region after posting a .426 batting average with 27 RBI and 34 runs scored in 2007 ... Hit .354 as a sophomore, claiming all-state honorable mention, all-county and all-region after helping Harrison to the region title ... Tabbed the HHS Rookie of the Year after hitting .276 and contributing 36 runs ... Hit .439 with five home runs and 27 RBI as the Vipers advanced to the ASA Gold National Tournament ... Led the 2007 Georgia Extreme to Gold Nationals ... Claimed a .409 batting average in pacing Georgia Fire to a ninth-place finish at the 2006 ASA Gold Nationals.
PERSONAL: Born Erin Nichole Nesbit on Nov. 23, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Daughter of David and Kim Nesbit ... Has four sisters, Courtney, Megan, Morgan and Mallori ... Courtney is a former senior infielder for the Dawgs, while younger sister Megan played at State in 2012 and is currently a team manager ... Pursuing a degree in communication ... Hates marshmallows and is addicted to chapstick ... Favorite athlete is Derek Sherrod.
AB 4, 6x, last vs. UAB, 3/20/12
R 4 at Ole Miss, 3/21/10
H 2, 4x, last vs. Columbia, 3/3/12
RBI 4, 2x, last vs. Mississippi Valley State, 4/7/10
2B 1, 9x, last vs. Kentucky, 4/20/12
3B 1, 4x, last at Arkansas, 3/28/10
HR 1, 8x, last vs. Alabama, 3/30/12
BB 2, 4x, last at LSU, 3/16/12
SB 2 at Arkansas, 4/6/12