20 Nick Capito
20 Nick Capito
Birth Date: 01/18/1989
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Whittier, Calif.
High School: La Quinta HS
Previous College: Santa Ana JC
Position: LHP

Santa Barbara
As a junior, Nick made 18 appearances, including 13 starts which was the third-most on the team ... Was 4-6 with a 7.09 ERA ... His 42 strike outs and 72.1 innings pitched were both also good for third on the team ... On March 27 against the University of San Francisco he threw a complete game, only giving up two runs while striking out three and walking none ... He repeated the feat one week later when he again threw a complete game, this time a shutout at Sacramento State ... Struck out six and walked just two in the 131-pitch effort, never allowing a runner past second base ... Was rewarded as Big West Co-Pitcher of the Week ... Capito's consecutive complete games marked the first by a Gaucho pitcher since James Garcia did it in his All-America season in 2001 ... In his first career start as a Gaucho, he allowed just one earned run in 7.1 innings at San Jose State, striking out three ... On April 24th at Long Beach State in the fourth inning of his start he was hit in the head by a line drive and was knocked out, but showing his true grit he returned a week later to start against UC Riverside and made eight more appearances on the year ... Prior to being hit at LBSU, had allowed just one run on two hits with four strikeouts in three full innings ... Against nationally-ranked UCLA on May 18, started and pitched three innings, allowing one run with three punchouts.

2010 Summer
Nick played in the North Woods League as a member of the Wisconsin Woodchucks ... In his 8 starts he had a team best record of 5-0 ... He threw 46 innings and posted a 2.94 ERA ... He struck out 30 while only walking 11 and allowed only 13 earned runs on the season.

Santa Ana Junior College
Played two seasons at Santa Ana Junior College for coach Don Sneddon ... Posted a 12-2 record and 2.70 ERA as a sophomore ... Struck out 78 batters in 103.1 innings ... Was named First Team All-Orange Empire League ... Also named to the All-Southern California Team ... As a freshman, went 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA ... Struck out 32 battrs in 36.1 innings ... Helped team to Orange Empire League title in both years ... During sophomore season, led team to state championship finals ... In freshman year, helped take team to Super Regionals ... On April 16, 2009 pitched a complete-game shutout over Saddleback College, striking out five and walking none.

High School
Was a three-year letterwinner at La Quinta High for coach Dave Demarest ... Compiled a 24-5 overall record for the Aztecs ... Was part of three-time Garden Grove League champion teams ... Named First Team All-Garden Grove League in his junior and senior seasons ... Was a Second Team all-league choice as a sophomore ... In his sophomore season, Nick tossed a complete-game no-hitter vs. Los Amigos ... As a senior, threw a complete-game shutout, allowing just one hit to Ghar High.

Nicholas Capito III came into this world on January 18, 1989 in Artesia, Calif. ... Parents are Nick and Rosemary Capito ... Has two younger sisters - Vanessa, 19, and Jennifer, 10 ... Majoring in English at UCSB ... Aspires to become a sportswriter ... Favorite movie is "Lucky Number Slevin" ... Favorite book is "The Da Vinci Code" ... Roots for the Dodgers, Chargers, Indianapolis Colts and Lakers ... Most memorable athletic achievement was winning the summer ball championship in Canada ... Calls William Shakespeare his favorite writer ... Enjoys reading, running and playing video games in his free time ... Favorite athlete is former Gaucho, Barry Zito ... Likes to watch "Sons of Anarchy" on television ... Was also recruited by Big West foes Long Beach State and UC Irvine.

2010    4-6     18-13    2      72.1    106     71      57      19      42      11       0       7.09

Totals4-6     18-13    2      72.1    106     71      57      19      42      11       0       7.09
Innings Pitched 9.0 twice twice
Strikeouts 6 @ Sacramento State 4/1/10
Walks 4 @ Cal Poly 4/10/10
Hits 14 Cal State Fullerton 4/17/10
Runs 14 Cal State Fullerton 4/17/10
Earned Runs 12 Cal State Fullerton 4/17/10
Hit Batters 3 No. Illinois 3/13/10