|Previous College:||Sacramento City College|
2010 First-Team All-Summit League
2010 Summit League All-Tournament team
Played in 54 games and started 53, including 52 contests in right field … missed season’s first 10 games recovering from off-season thumb surgery … led ORU with a .390 batting average, adding 17 doubles, 11 home runs and 54 RBI … fashioned a team-best .486 on-base percentage … named first-team All-Summit League after hitting .435-8-35 in 28 conference games … also named to the Summit League all-tournament team after going 9-for-14 with a home run and seven RBI in three games … named Summit League and Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger player of the week on May 3 after hitting .789 (15-19) with five doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI in four games at IPFW … collected at least three hits in every game and had five-RBI and four-RBI efforts … produced 24 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games … went 4-for-6 with a double and three RBI against UALR … went 6-for-14 with a home run and eight RBI in the last three games of the Centenary series … collected four hits and knocked in five runs in the Summit League title game against South Dakota State … 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in NCAA Regional meeting with No. 11 Oklahoma … batted a team-high .419 (65-155) against right-handed pitching … hit .407 (35-86) with runners in scoring position.
Sat out the season due to transfer rules after joining the Golden Eagles in January.
Prior to ORU
Started in 43 of 47 contests at Sacramento City CC in 2008... led the Panthers in batting average (.374), hits (65), home runs (10) and RBI (55)... also posted nine doubles and two triples... went 4-for-6 in stolen bases... a first-team All-Big 8 selection in 2008... also named to the 2008 All-Northern California Team.
Graduated from Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Calif., in 2006... broke six single-season records, including batting average (.520), on-base percentage (.625), runs (30), hits (39), doubles (12) and saves (five)... a three-time all-city selection... named to the All-SCAC First-Team in 2005 and 2006... awarded team MVP honors for three seasons... also lettered in football all four years... set school record with the longest fumble recovery return (73 yards).
Full name is Nicholas Steven Baligod... son of Nestor and Dianna Baligod... born on Sept. 28, 1987, in Salinas, Calif.