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#16 Nisa Ontiveros
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Ridgeview HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Highlights:
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention (2014)

As a Sophomore (2014):

Received Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention laurels…16 starts in 26 appearances in the circle…Five complete game performances…Led the team with a 4.23 ERA and 9-9 record overall…Logged 96.0 innings of work, allowing 58 earned runs and 133 hits while striking out 52 and allowing opponents a .318 batting average…Tossed a career-high eight strikeouts vs. Loyola Chicago (3/2)

As a Freshman (2013):

Appeared in 23 games with 14 starts...Pitched 3.0 innings against hosting Michigan at the Ann Arbor Regional (5/18), allowing two hits and one run while striking out four...Won games vs. Santa Clara (4/17), Indiana (3/2), Maryland (2/23) and Cal State Northridge (2/9)...Earned her first career start and subsequent victory against Cal State Northridge (2/9) in opening weekend, leading Cal to a 7-2 win

High School:

Earned the Medium Schools State Player of the Year award and joined teammate Vanessa Alvarez on the All-State First Team...As a senior she had a 0.40 ERA in 170 innings of work (24-3) while striking out 256...Though her Ridgeview High team narrowly lost defending its CIF Central Section Division III title in 2012, Ontiveros put up a .500 batting average, bolstered by 15 homers and 55 RBI...A six-semester member of the academic honor roll...Named the Sequoia Yosemite League Rookie of the Year as a freshman...In 2010 was placed on the All-Sequoia Yosemite League first team and the Bakersfield Californian first-team all-area...Led her prep squad to the 2011 CIF Central Valley DIII Championship and a No. 1 ranking in the state...As a junior, named to the second team of the Max Preps All-American list, ESPN Rise' All-State and MaxPreps Sports All-State lists

Club Ball:

Won the 2011 ASA 18U Champions Cup with the Corona Angels


Uncle Steve Ontiveros played with the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs from 1973-78...Grandfather Edward Ontiveros played in the Houston Astros minor league system from 1968-70...Parents Eric and Kristi attended Cal State Bakersfield


Intended sociology major -- would like to become an occupational therapist

Why I have my number:

My uncle's number (Steve Ontiveros) was No. 16 when he played for the Giants and the Cubs.

Pre-game Ritual & Game Superstition:

I have to get dressed the exact same way, and I listen to "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor before turning off my music. During the game, I never step on the chalk lines.

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