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Nicko Ortega

#24 Nicko Ortega

HT. 6-3
WT. 243
HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Glendale, Arizona (Yavapai College)

Yavapai College: Helped lead the Roughriders to a Junior College World Series National Championship in 2016...As a freshman he led the nation with 13 saves while finishing 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 25.1 innings of work...Tossed five scoreless frames in the JUCO World Series...Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 2015 and 2016.

High School: Prepped at Sandra Day O'Connor High School under head coach Jeff Baumgartner...Rated the fifth best RHP and the 13th best player in the state of Arizona by Perfect Game as a high school senior in 2014...Named a Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American in 2013...Also named a Honorable Mention All-American and Second Team All-West Region in 2014...Originally committed to the University of Arizona before enrolling at Yavapai.

Personal: Son of Gloria and Adolfo Ortega...Has one sister, Adrianna...Plans to major in Psychology...Also recruited by Arizona, Hawaii, Grand Canyon University and Young Harris College...Favorite movie is Major League...Favorite television show is Game of Thrones.