Nick Howard
Nick Howard


Olney, Md.

High School:
St. John's College H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




No. 1 Virginia Clinches Series with 3-1 Win over North Carolina

Towns hits two-run homer while pitchers buckle down to strand nine Tar Heels


No. 1 Virginia Wins Opener Against North Carolina, 3-2

Kirby works 7 2/3 innings and strikes out 12 while Downes homers and drives in three


No. 2 Virginia Tops No. 14 Clemson 1-0 to Earn Series Win

Cavaliers have not lost a weekend series this year


No. 2 Virginia Edges No. 14 Clemson, 3-2

Kirby, Mayberry and Howard combine on five-hitter


No. 1 Virginia Blanks Pitt 3-0 to Clinch Series Win

Waddell tosses career-high innings as Cavaliers give up just two runs in series


Baseball vs. Clemson (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. Clemson (by Matt Riley)


Baseball vs. East Carolina (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. East Carolina 2/23/14


Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)


Baseball vs. Clemson (AP)

Baseball vs. Clemson (AP)


Baseball vs. NC State (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. NC State (by Matt Riley)


• Earned first-team All-ACC honors (utility)
• Named to watch list for John Olerud Two-Way Player of Year Award
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team at SS
• Named to first team of VaSID All-State Team (utility)
• Batted and pitched in Sunday game three times - against Miami, NC State and Maryland
• Of his 50 starts in the field, 37 came at third base, 12 at shortstop and one at DH
• Had career-best 10-game streak from March 9-24
• Was 9-for-21 (.429) in NCAA tournament, including 3-for-8 in super regional
• Went 6-for-13 in NCAA regional, including 4-for-5 in championship game vs. Elon (6/2)
• Homered against Georgia Tech in ACC tournament (5/23)
• Cranked three-run homer against VCU (5/14)
• Went 2-for-6 in Duke series, making first two starts at SS
• Went 5-for-5 with three RBI on April 23 vs. Richmond
• Hit in one game of FSU series, going 2-for-5 with first career HR in game 1 of Saturday DH
• Had two hits in opening game of Georgia Tech series; went 2-for-8 in series
• Was 2-for-10 in Wake series
• Recorded three hits in Miami series
• Went 4-for-12 in NC State series; had three hits in second game of DH
• Went 4-for 11 with two walks in Maryland series

• Sunday starting pitcher for much of year
• Struck out 52, walked 15 in 61 1/3 innings
• Allowed only 14 extra-base hits (8 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR)
• Picked up win in ACC tournament against Florida State after pitching scoreless 12th inning (5/25)
• Did not earn decision in final start against Duke, going 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and eight hits
• Went 6 2/3 strong innings against Florida State to earn fifth win (ER, 5H, 3BB, 4K)
• Had best start of season at Wake; took no-hitter into sixth inning in earning win (career-high 7 1/3 IP, 3R, 0ER, 3H, 2BB, 6K)
• Worked 4 1/3 innings, allowed two earned runs in no decision against NC State (3/24)
• Pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs to earn win over Clemson (3/17)
• Worked into seventh inning for first time against Maryland (3/10), but was tagged with loss (6 1/3IP, 4R, 1ER, 8K)
• Struck out career-best 11 in win over Bucknell (3/3)
• Worked 10 scoreless innings in earning consecutive wins over William and Mary (2/19) and Toledo (2/24)

• Made 19 appearances out of the bullpen and also received 52 at bats in 26 games
• On mound, picked up 37 strikeouts and 12 walks in 41.2 innings (2.81 ERA); batters hit just .222 against him
• He allowed only eight extra-base hits (6 2B, 1 3B, 1HR)
• Also started 11 games in the field (10 at DH, one at third base); hit .368 with .468 OBP in his starts
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs in win over Seton Hall (3/3)
• Went 2-for-4, scored twice in Saturday win over Virginia Tech (3/10)
• Pitched 3.0 innings out of pen against VMI; struck out six (3/21)
• Was 3-for-4 with two runs and RBI in win over Towson (3/27)
• Went 1-for-3 with three runs, RBI and two walks while pitching 4.1 innings in relief to earn his first career win over Towson (3/28; 4.1 IP, 5H, 2R, 2ER, 0BB, 4K)
• Pitched three scoreless innings in relief and hit single in his lone at-bat against JMU (4/4)
• Went 3-for-5 and drove in one run in first game of Wake Forest series (4/7)
• Made first two ACC pitching appearances against Wake out of the bullpen (4/8-9)
• Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings and hit first triple of his career against GW; also scored run and drove in another (4/11)
• Pitched 3.1 innings without giving up an earned run vs. North Carolina (4/14; 3.1 IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 0BB, 1K)
• Struck out three and gave up one run in 2.2 IP against Richmond (4/17; 2.2 IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K)
• Worked in all three games of Georgia Tech series; earned win in Friday game; 4.0 scoreless innings in series (5/11/13)
• Fired career-long 5.1 innings of scoreless relief in UVa's win at Maryland (5/17); retired 16 of 19 batters he faced
• Had strong outing against Oklahoma in NCAA Regional (6/3), allowing unearned run and one hit while striking out four in 3.2 innings of relief

• Twice named to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference First Team
• No. 1 recruit out of Maryland according to Perfect Game
• Named to 2011 All-Met Team
• 2010 All-Met Honorable Mention
• Named to South Florida Class All-Tournament Team
• Named No. 90 prospect nationally by Baseball America
• Hit .403 with 28 RBI and 20 stolen bases his senior season
• Also pitched 31.1 innings to go 3-2 with 31 strikeouts and 1.56 ERA in senior year
• Played for Coach Mark Gibbs at SJCHS

• Parents are Dale and Paula Howard
• Has one brother, Matthew
• Uncle, Dennis, played for Toronto Blue Jays organization
• Father played college baseball at Canisius College
• Enjoys fishing, playing video games and listening to music