The Tide collected five of its 10 total free passes in the four-run fifth inning
CAREER ACCOLADES 2015 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE (2015) Fluctuated between a starter and reliever role, making seven appearances on the season with five starts ... finished with a 3-1 record and one save while sporting a 3.65 ERA (10 ER/24.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts overall ... went 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA (8 ER/17.0 IP) and 18 strikeouts as a starter ... coming out of the bullpen, was 1-0 with one save and a 3.18 ERA (2 ER/5.2 IP) while striking out seven compared to one walk ... from April 7-April 28, struck out five batters in all four appearances. Savannah State (2/24): Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of work, striking out three while walking four and allowing just one hit. UAB (3/31): Earned his first win of the season after working 1.2 innings of one-run baseball and striking out two. Samford (4/7): Earned his first save of the season, tossing 4.0 innings and striking out five batters while allowing one run on two hits and a walk. UAB (4/14): Notched the win in his second start of the season, tossing 3.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits and four walks with five punchouts. Mississippi Valley State (4/21): Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings of one-run baseball in the first game against MVSU to collect his third win of the year ... struck out five while walking two and allowing three hits. Southern Miss (4/28): Suffered his first loss of the season, tossing 4.0 innings and allowing a season-high four runs on a season-high nine hits while walking two and striking out five. Alabama A&M (5/5): Made his fifth start of the year, tossing a season-low 1.1 IP and allowing two earned runs on four walks and a hit ... Alabama's bullpen would hold the Bulldogs scoreless over the final 7.2 innings for the 7-2 win in game one the doubleheader.
FRESHMAN (2014) Made 20 appearances in 2014 with nine starts, including two quality starts ... went 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA (19 ER/51.0 IP) and a .188 average against. St. Louis (2/15): Struck out one across 3.0 scoreless IP in his first collegiate appearance. Southern Miss (2/26): Did not factor into the decision in his first career start, surrendering one unearned run while striking four in 5.0 IP against the Golden Eagles. Samford (3/11): Gave up one run on three hits with a career-high 12 punchouts against the Bulldogs for his first victory at Alabama ... the 12 strikeouts tied Justin Kamplain for the most strikeouts in a game by an Alabama pitcher during the 2014 season. Troy (3/25): Picked up the second win of his career against the Trojans, allowing only one run on two hits and striking out nine through 7.0 IP. Jacksonville State (5/6): Credited with the win in a four-inning start, holding the Gamecocks scoreless.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA Was selected in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers ... was ranked the 35th-best prospect in Florida and seventh among right-handed pitchers by Perfect Game USA coming out of high school in 2013 ... also rated the 206th overall prospect nationally by PG and 60th among all right-handers ... ranked the 60th overall draft-eligible player by Fox Sports while Scout.com ranked him the 76th overall draft-eligible athlete ... 2013 Florida All-Region First Team selection by Perfect Game ... competed as part of the 2013 Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State games in Sebring, Fla. ... 2013 All-County selection by both the Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times ... selected to be the starting pitcher at the Tampa Bay High School All-Star Classic ... three-time all-district selection at Cambridge Academy ... as a senior, posted a 5-0 record with a 0.40 ERA and .105 average against while striking out 87 batters over 41.0 IP ... helped fourth-ranked Cambridge reach the 2013 FHSAA Final Four ... member of the 2012 Florida Diamond Club - West Team ... Class 2A First Team All-State selection as a junior ... helped fifth-ranked Cambridge Academy compile a 22-6 record in 2012, reaching the Class 2A Regional Championship game ... son of Kirk Eicholtz and Michelle Metz ... has one brother, Zach, and two sisters, Rebekah and Gioia ... father Kirk played baseball at Stetson University ... born Nicholas Tyler Eicholtz on Aug. 12, 1994, in Tampa, Fla. ... majoring in management.