Due to COVID restrictions, we were unable to have the formal Hall of Fame inductions again this year. We are trying to have “mini” sessions to acknowledge and present our 2020 winners with their awards, but still planning on formal presentations next year during the First Pitch Banquet.
We were able to meet up with the Nischwitz family last Wednesday on the ball field, honoring Gregg Nischwitz (deceased). His dad Ron and his brother Brad accepted the award from Coach Ross Kincaid.
Gregg Nischwitz – 1978-1979 (deceased)
Gregg Nischwitz played two years of varsity baseball at Northmont High School as well as lettering in basketball and playing football. He was a stellar baseball player and was a leader on and off the field.
Gregg had an 8-0 season his senior year which puts him in the top ten in school history. That season also places him in the school top ten with an earned run average of 1.03. He is 2nd in strikeouts with 109 in 54 innings (that’s 2 per inning) and 3rd in pitching efficiency (105.3). Gregg had a career 11-3 record.
Gregg was recognized with numerous selections: All Miami Central Conference, Journal Herald Metro All-Star, Miami Valley Coaches Association First Team, Daily News All-Area First Team and All-Ohio First Team. He was also First Team Miami Valley Conference and was selected as the outstanding player in the Miami Valley All-Star game.
Gregg played baseball at Wright State University for one season, compiling a 6-2 record as a pitcher and was third in the nation with 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
In addition to his athlete endeavors, Gregg was very active in church related activities, serving two years as treasurer for the Youth Fellowship and was active in the Wright State Campus Ministry and the Dayton Ministries in Higher Education.
Even though most people remember Gregg for his baseball career, it was his life off the field that meant so much to those who knew him. He worked tirelessly to achieve his goals in life and was always willing to help a person in trouble.