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Pete Nielsen profile

#6 Pete Nielsen

Pete Nielsen
Position: Shortstop Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 Class: Freshman Roster Years: 2017 Hometown: Vienna, VA Last School: James Madison High School


  • Parents are Mike and Maleen Nielsen
  • Father pitched for BYU 1990-92 and 1995
  • Brother Michael and cousins Nate and Matt Favero play for BYU baseball

Before BYU

  • Prepped at James Madison High where he was coached by Mark Gjormand
  • Three-time first-team all-conference and all-region, and first-team All-Met
  • Team was 2015 6A Virginia State Champions
  • As a junior he hit .410 with 11 doubles, two home runs, 26 RBI and scored 36 runs, with 28 walks and stole nine bases
  • As a junior he was 3-1 as a pitcher, earning wins in relief in the regional semifinals and in the state final
  • Lettered four times in baseball
  • Names to All-Madison team featuring five best athletes in school
  • Recruited by the University of Virginia and Clemson