11 Nick Gentili
11 - Nick Gentili
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Glendale, Calif.
High School: St. Francis
Previous College: Pomona College
Position: OF/1B
Major: Mathematical Economics
Bats/Throws: L/L

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his third season as a member of the Sagehens Baseball team, where he plays first base and outfield…Has also been utilized frequently as a designated hitter...2012: Third-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America selection...First-team All-SCIAC...Second-team All-West Region selection from D3Baseball.com...Second-team ABCA All-West Region selection...Started all 38 games...Led the Sagehens with a .401 batting average...Ranked second in the country with 55 runs scored...Hit seven home runs and added 41 RBI...Began the year hitting .643 over the first eight games...Was 2-for-3 with five runs and three RBI in a win over eventual West Region champion Whitworth...Was 6-for-10 with six RBI in a three-game series with eventual league champion La Verne...Helped the Sagehens to two late season wins by gunning out runners at the plate from right field (Cal Lutheran, CMS)...Was 3-for-5 with four RBI in a win over Whittier...Had a .514 on base percentage, thanks to 19 walks and 17 hit-by-pitches (compared to only nine strikeouts)...Batted .407 with six homers and 35 RBI in league games...2011: Batted .317 with three homers, 24 RBI and 34 runs scored…Hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 4-3 win over La Verne…Had 16 of his 24 RBI in conference games…2010: Second-team All-SCIAC selection...Batted .384 with five homers and 44 RBI while helping Sagehens to an NCAA Tournament berth…Also pitched in three games in relief…Hit .398 with four homers and 33 RBI in SCIAC games.

High School: Attended St. Francis High School in La Canada-Flintridge, California…A Glendale News Press All-Area team selection and an All-Mission League team selection…Helped the Golden Knights to the CIF Southern Section Division III Championship at Angel Stadium during his freshman year…Class salutatorian…Four-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner…Member of St. Francis Academic Hall of Fame (for earning a top four GPA over four years).

Personal: Attends Pomona College, where he majors in mathematical economics…Lists Jacoby Ellsbury and Michael Young as his favorite athletes…Catcher in the Rye is his favorite book and The Dark Knight, Moneyball and Up are his favorite movies…Lists "Introduction to Cell Chemistry & Cell Biology" as the most interesting course he has taken while at Pomona…Lists clinching the SCIAC title in 2010 as his best moment in sports…Born February 28, 1991...Earned MVP of the Hawaii Collegiate Summer League in 2012...Chose Pomona “because of its status as one of the top academic institutions in the US. Getting the opportunity to play baseball here made my decision that much easier. I've enjoyed every moment at Pomona thus far, and have learned countless invaluable life lessons.”