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  Kayce Nieto
Kayce Nieto

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Farmington Hills, Mich.

High School:
Mercy HS

Height:
5-4

Position:
P

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R

04/22/2013

Ute Softball Takes on Southern Utah in Mid-Week Twin Bill Before Heading to No. 17/15 Stanford

Utah faces road tests at Southern Utah and Stanford.

04/21/2013

Utah Softball Closes Pac-12 Series Against No. 2/3 Arizona State With Doubleheader

Utes take on Sun Devils in twin bill.

04/21/2013

Utah Softball Takes Two of Three From No. 2/3 Arizona State

Utes win second straight Pac-12 home series.

04/20/2013

Today's Utah Softball Game Against No. 2/3 Arizona State Postponed; Doubleheader Starts Tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. MT

Utes earned a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Sun Devils last night.

04/19/2013

Utah Softball Walks Off With 5-4 Win Over No. 2/3 Arizona State

Utes have three straight Pac-12 games at home.

Nieto Notes: Has all of the tools to succeed at the next level ... her fundamentals are right on ... will be able to learn and grow so much as a pitcher because of the solid base she has built.

2014: Tied for seventh in Pac-12 with 35 appearances ... ranked seventh in Pac-12 with 25 starts ... allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings vs. Boise State (2/7) ... gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings vs. Portland State (2/8) ... gave up two earned runs with four strikeouts in 7.0 inning complete game against Ole Miss (3/3) ... threw two-hit complete game against Chattanooga (3/7) ... allowed only four hits in win over BYU (3/20) ... struck out three in 7.0-inning, complete game at Weber State (4/8) ... picked up win over Stanford (4/18) after throwing 6.0 innings ... earned win over Utah Valley (4/21) after going 4.0 innings ... threw three shutout innings during first game of twin bill against Southern Utah (4/22) ... allowed only one earned run on four hits during 3.2 innings of work against California (5/2).

Nieto's 2014 Game-by-Game Stats

2013: Pac-12 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection ... Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honoree ... appeared on the mound 28 times with a 7-7 record in decisions ... registered a 4.34 ERA in 90.1 innings ... first career start came against Seattle (2/15), where she went 2.0 innings and allowed four earned runs on eight hits ... picked up first career win against Nevada (2/23) after allowing only one hit and one walk with three strikeouts against the Wolf Pack ... threw 4.2 innings against Ohio State (2/24), yielding two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts ... in 7.1 at No. 20 Hawaii (3/13), did not give up an earned run and only three hits with a season-high five strikeouts ... registered a three earned run, seven-hit performance in six innings at No. 5 California (3/24) ... posted a flawless 4-0 record against Pac-12 opponents at home during her debut season for the Utes ... put together a 4.55 ERA in 32.1 innings during eight appearances with a pair of complete games during Pac-12 home outings ... allowed only one earned run on four hits in 7.0 innings and only issued one walk against No. 17 Arizona (3/30) for the Utes' first-ever victory at Utah Softball Stadium ... threw 5.0 solid innings in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 15 UCLA (Apr. 6), yielding three earned runs to the Bruins on eight hits with two walks and a strikeout ... helped the Utes pick up their first-ever Pac-12 series in the finale against UCLA (4/7), as she allowed three earned runs while scattering six hits and striking out one with a pair of walks ... in Utah's 6-5 win over No. 2 Arizona State (4/21), allowed four earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings of work, while walking two Sun Devils.

Nieto's 2013 Game-by-Game Stats

High School/Travel Ball: Currently boasts a career 0.48 ERA after three seasons at Mercy High School for coach Eddy Ketelhut ... also has a .480 batting average and 15 home runs over her career ... holds the Michigan high school state record and is third all-time nationally for strikeouts in a single game (behind record-holder Lisa Fernandez) - 41 in a 21-inning game ... named to all-state, all-region, all-district and all-Catholic League teams each of the last two seasons ... selected to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team in 2010 and 2011 ... Oakland Press June 2010 Athlete of the Month ... has been a member of state championship teams at every age level ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Dominic and Kelly Nieto ... father played hockey at Kent State and mother was named Miss Michigan in 1985 and was the third runner-up at Miss American in 1986 ... has four siblings ... intends to major in Behavioral Sciences and attend law school.


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