Baseball team at top of A-Sun players

Five NKU baseball players have been named top players to watch in the Atlantic Sun Conference by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. All of them are returning players from last year who helped the team go to the NCAA Division II tournament for the fifth year in a row. The team’s first game is on Feb. 15 against Lamar.


Men's Baseball-061_WebCody Cooper

Major-Organizational Leadership

Position- Pitcher, 1st base and outfield.

Number 3 Year- Sophomore

Fun Fact- “I have a fear of rollercoasters.”

“It’s cool, it’s an honor because I’m a sophomore and to be put on that list is cool.”





Men's Baseball-086_WebMike Nastold

Major- Criminal Justice

Position- Right handed starter

Number 34  Year-Senior

Fun Fact- “I have a son who will be three in May.”

“It’s kind of an honor to be named that after everything I’ve went through on and off the field. I’m grateful to be on that list.”





Men's Baseball-029_WebMatt Jefferson

Major- Integrated Studies

Position- Pitcher

Number 28 Year-Junior

Fun Fact- “I have an eyelash that grows longer than all the other ones.”

“I’m honored but it doesn’t mean that much because we haven’t thrown our first pitch yet. Try not to think about it too much.”





Clement-11-head-shot_WebBrad Clement

Major- Business Informatics

Position- Utility player

Number 2 Year-Senior

Fun Fact- “I’m pretty scared of heights and I like to watch the Bachelor.”

“It’s an honor to get picked out of everyone. It’s somewhat of a challenge to go out and produce and prove it wasn’t a fluke.”



Men's Baseball-066_WebBrett Loeding

Major- Criminal Justie

Position- Pitcher

Number 29 Year-Senior

Fun Fact- “I like really long walks on the beach and romantic movies.”

“It’s pretty cool, big honor.”