May 25, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Chapman pitcher Nick Garcia finishes season with prestigious national honor

Nick Garcia finished the season strong for Chapman. (Photo courtesy Larry Newman)

Chapman University’s junior pitcher Nick Garcia closed out the season with some national recognition  for his work on the mound. Garcia was one of the players named on the team of the week.

The right-hander from San Carlos tossed five scoreless innings in what turned out to be the final start of the season and possibly his career at Chapman. He struck out nine over those five innings and allowed just one infield single.

Garcia finished the season ranked 18th in the nation with 36 strikeouts and was one of just 15 pitchers in Division III to get to four wins before the unexpected end of the year.

Garcia joined classmate Henry Zeisler in earning the national recognition from this season. Zeisler earned the award earlier in the year after going on a tear to start the season.

Source: Chapman University sports information