Position
Tight End
Height
6'5
Weight
260 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Major
General Business
High School
Poly Prep Country Day HS
B/T
R/R

2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll

MLB Draft: 31st Round in 2017 (Detroit)

Physical pitcher that is an imposing presence on the mound … pitches regularly in the low to mid 90s and possesses a late-breaking slider as his put-away pitch … made just two appearances on the mound in 2018 due to injury and had to sit out the 2019 season due to a latissimus muscle ailment … returned to the mound in 2020 and pitched effectively as a reliever for the Tigers … also began working out with the LSU football squad in the summer of 2020 in an attempt to make the team as a tight end … a member of the 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll as a general business major.

2020 Season
Appeared in six games out of the bullpen, posting no decisions and a 1.04 ERA in 8.2 innings with three walks and nine strikeouts … limited opponents to a .172 batting average … recorded two strikeouts in a shutout inning vs. South Alabama (March 11) … fired two scoreless and hitless innings vs. Southeastern Louisiana on March 3 with one walk and two strikeouts … worked three shutout innings vs. Southern on Feb. 18, allowing two hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

2019 Season
Received a medical redshirt in 2019 after having to sit out the entire season due to injury.

2018 Season
Appeared in two games with one start, allowing no runs on one hit in three innings with two walks and three strikeouts … started and pitched one inning versus Tulane (March 21), allowing no runs and no hits with one strikeout … pitched two relief innings versus McNeese State (May 9), limiting the Cowboys to no runs on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts.

Prior to LSU
Listed among the Baseball America 2017 Top 100 Draft Prospects … 2017 MaxPreps all-American and a 2016 Perfect Game all-American … named first-team all-Metro in 2015, 2016 and 2017 … posted a 2-1 record as a senior in 2017 with a 0.65 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 20 innings … batted .354 in 2017 with a .486 on-base percentage, a .585 slugging percentage, six doubles, two triples and three homers … also played tight end and defensive end for his high school football team.

Personal
Full name is Nicholas Richard Storz … parents are Richard and Toni Storz … has an older brother, Richie, and a younger sister, Samantha … on choosing to attend LSU – “LSU has the best facilities, coaches, trainers and fans in all of college baseball. There is no other school that I personally can see myself playing for, and I am completely honored to wear the Purple and Gold every day.” … majoring in general business at LSU … born January 23, 1998, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Storz’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 3.0 vs. Southern (2/18/20)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. Southern (2/18/20)
Hits Allowed: 2 vs. Southern (2/18/20)
Runs: 1 vs. Baylor (2/29/20)
Earned Runs: 1 vs. Baylor (2/29/20)
Walks: 2 vs. McNeese State (5/9/18)

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