Nick Loftin, a 6-foot-1 sophomore with the Baylor Bears baseball team, has secured at least five accolades in his brief career, which began at W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi.
Each of the big honors he earned in 2018: First Team Freshman All-American by Baseball America; Second Team Freshman All-American by D1 Baseball; Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball; the Big 12 All-Freshman Team; and Second Team All-Big 12.
In high school, he earned letters from freshman through senior years under the coaching of Orlando Ruiz, according to his college bio. He earned a .454 batting average and was chosen by Maxpreps.com as an Underclass All-American Team member. His studies earned him two spots on the all-district academic team.
At Baylor, where he majors in environmental science, he has started in 53 games, both as a shortstop and an outfielder, with an occasional stint as relief pitcher. He has had four RBIs, three runs, two doubles and a triple during his 2019 sophomore year.