#17 Nick Ammirati
Position: C
Bats: S
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 189
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sparta, NJ
High School: Seton Hall Prep
Other College: Seton Hall/Panola [TX] JC
Experience: 1 Letter
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Saw playing time in 13 games and worked behind the plate in 10 games • Made his MSU debut and drew his first MSU career start against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 25) • Singled in a run with his first career hit in a start behind the dish at Southeastern Louisiana (Mar. 14) • Played in all three games of the Arkansas series, registering a pinch-hit RBI single in the series finale (Mar. 25) • Drew a start in left field two days later and notched another RBI hit against Alcorn State (Mar. 27) • Recorded the game-ending putout as a 10th-inning defensive replacement at first base in State's 4-3 SEC Tournament win over LSU (May 25) • Also saw playing time as a pinch-runner and as a pinch-hitter • Hit .250 (3-for-12) overall and .250 (1-for-4) in seven SEC games • Had 25 error-free defensive chances • Earned a berth on the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll • Played summer league baseball for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in the Northwoods Collegiate League.

Transferred to Panola (Texas) College, where he started 40 of his 50 games • Coached by Todd Shelton • Hit .280 with 37 hits and nine RBI • Notched a .293 batting average in conference competition • Played summer league baseball in 2011 for the Orange County Pioneers in the California Collegiate League, where he was coached by Jameson Wicks • Selected to play in the California Collegiate League All-Star Game.

Launched his collegiate baseball career at Seton Hall University • Coached by Rob Sheppard • Played in 22 games, making 18 starts as a freshman • Compiled a .217 batting average with six RBI • Recorded a .991 fielding percentage with one pick-off and five base-runners nabbed stealing • Hit .296 with eight starts in nine Big East Conference games played.

Three-year regular and two-time all-county catcher at Seton Hall Prep • Coached by Mike Sheppard Jr. • Earned first-team All-Non Public, All-Super Essex Conference, all-area and second-team all-state honors as a senior in 2009 • Caught former SHP teammate and current Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello as a sophomore on the Pirates' successful run to the 2007 state and national high school championship.

Selected by the Florida Marlins in the 46th round of Major League Baseball's 2009 First-Year Player Draft.

Born Nick Andrew Ammirati on July 31, 1991 in Staten Island, N.Y. • Son of Tammi and Chris Ammirati of Sparta, N.J. • Majoring in communication.



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