NEVADA Adds depth to the Pack outfield and will challenge for more playing time in his junior season ... Provides the team with another left handed bat ... Ability to play any of the outfield positions.
2012 (So.): Played in 38 games and made 12 starts in his sophomore season ... Made 10 starts in left field, one in center field and one at designated hitter ... First home run came as a pinch hitter at New Mexico State ... In the first game of the LA Tech series had two doubles then collected three in the next game ... Had a stretch of reaching base in 12 consecutive games that tied for the sixth longest on team ... Longest hit streak was four games ... Lettered for the second time. 2011 (Fr.): Hit .190 tallying 12 hits in 63 at bats in his freshman campaign ... Appeared in 31 games and started 16 with eight starts coming in center field, four in right field and four at designated hitter ... Had a clutch bases-loaded single in a 5-4 game at San Jose State to tie the game in the seventh inning of Nevada's 7-6 victory ... Threw out a runner at second base from left field in the ninth inning of Nevada's 2-1 victory over Washington ... Earned first Nevada letter.
PRIOR TO NEVADA Lettered three years in basketball and baseball at Portland Christian High School in Portland, Ore. ... Earned first team All-State honors junior and senior years ... Northwest League Player of the Year his senior year playing for Coach Ryan Miller ... Hit .513 with 11 home runs senior year.
PERSONAL Secondary health education major ... Son of Tom and Briggette Niebergall ... Father played shortstop for two years at Linfield College and sister Brittaney plays basketball at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho ... Enjoys fly-fishing, and watching his sister play basketball ... Sports heroes are sister Brittaney and Mickey Mantle.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Hits: 3, Louisiana Tech, Apr 14, 2012 Doubles: 3, Louisiana Tech, Apr 14, 2012 Triples: 1, Hawai`i, May 07, 2011 Home runs: 1, at New Mexico State, Apr 05, 2012 Total bases: 6, Louisiana Tech, Apr 14, 2012 RBI: 2, Louisiana Tech, Apr 13, 2012 ; Louisiana Tech, Apr 14, 2012 ; San Francisco, Apr 17, 2012 Runs scored: 2, 4 times Walks: 2, UC Davis, Apr 04, 2011 ; Oregon State, Apr 10, 2012 Hit by pitch: 1, at Sacramento State, Apr 22, 2012 At bats: 5, 3 times Stolen bases: 1, Utah Valley Univ., Feb 25, 2012 Caught stealing: 1, Oregon State, Apr 09, 2012 ; UC Davis, May 08, 2012 Putouts: 5, at UCSB, Mar 19, 2011 Assists: 1, at Washington, Mar 25, 2011