My name is Peter Nickerson, born in Seattle, WA and since 2010 I live in Louisville, CO which is 10-15 minutes away from Boulder. I am in the Class of 2020 at Monarch High School, highly ranked academically in the US. I have played baseball since I was 4 years old.
My high school coach expects me to be the #1 pitcher for our Varisty team. I am excited for my senior season, as we have made 5A State playoffs both years I have been on Varsity (10th and 11th grade so far). The past two summers, I played on my club team, Colorado RoughRiders U18 and travelled to many out-of-state tournaments at Notre Dame, University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, Vanderbilt and some in Colorado too.
I consistently pitch 85 MPH and can hit up to 87MPH routinely. I am working on my goal of hitting 90MPH in the off season. I am different from other pitchers my age. I throw a 2 seam fastball, a curveball and a splitter. I am comfortable with a quick pitch and slow down my motion to throw off batters' timing. Since I have blessed with large hands, I can throw my splitter. I also am successful at throwing out runners at first base. I am told I have good mound presence.
On the academic side, I have taken Advanced/AP classes throughout my high school years. In my junior year I took the following classes: AP Human Geography, Advanced Chemistry, Algebra 2, US History, English, American Sign Language - Level 3 and Art and earned a 4.0 my fall semester. Senior year I am taking Advanced Physics, Pre-Calculus, English, Advanced American Sign Language - Level 4, Marketing, Creative Writing and Public Speaking. I am a member of the US Chess Federation and a member of my school's Chess Club and I won two of the three tournaments that I entered in the Fall of 2018.
I am spending this Fall touring and learning about colleges, and while I don't know what I want to study yet, I definitely want to play baseball at a small to medium sized school with high academic standards. I think I would be a good candidate for any team looking for my kind of leadership skills and my willingness to help my team. I am very excited to learn more about the college recruiting process and meet college coaches, players and in become part of a special baseball program at the next level.
- Peter Nickerson