07/07/2018 3:25 PM -
NORMAL, Ill. (July 7, 2018) – The Normal CornBelters have announced the signing of former Florida A&M right-hander Thomas Nicoll.
Nicoll will slide into the rotation most likely after the contract of both Matt Portland and Ryan Lawlor were purchased last week by MLB organizations. This is the second starting pitcher Normal has acquired, with Zach Kirby being the first who came over on a trade from Florence.
A recent graduate of Florida A&M, he spent two years they after he transferred from Tallahassee Community College. In his first year as a Rattler, Nicoll appeared in 24 games, all in relief. He owned a 3-3 record with three saves, which was second on the team and posted a 3.24 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 41.2 innings. Earned his first two Division 1 wins against Mercer and South Florida.
Going into this Senior year, Nicoll made the transition into the starting rotation and went on to pitch in 15 games (13 starts). The Tallahassee native fanned an impressive 88 batters in 84.2 innings, which were both team-leading. His last season was highlighted by a complete game shutout of North Carolina Central. Nicoll allowed just four hits and struck out 11.
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ABOUT THE CORNBELTERS
The Normal CornBelters are a professional baseball team of the Frontier League located in Normal, Illinois, which is part of the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area. They play their home games at The Corn Crib. Tickets and Sponsorships are available for the 2018 season. For more information visit normalbaseball.com or call 309-454-2255. You can also follow the team on Facebook.
ABOUT THE FRONTIER LEAGUE
The Frontier League, based in Sauget, Illinois, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Midwestern United States consisting of 12 franchises in two divisions playing a 96-game regular season schedule. The league was formed in 1993 and is the oldest currently running