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Top 100 Countdown: 55. Steve Nyisztor (Rutgers)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 55 with Rutgers junior infielder Steve Nyisztor. The Toms River, New Jersey native attended Toms River North High School. As a senior, he set school single-season records in batting average (.511), doubles (14), slugging percentage (.904) and tied the school single-season record in triples (7) in 2009. He had 48 hits, 29 RBI and 33 runs scored also in his senior season. He helped lead the team to back to back South Jersey Group IV state titles in 2008 and 2009. 

His freshman season saw him lead the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in hitting at .410 with four homers and 51 RBI while stealing eleven bases in 14 attempts. He played solid defense making only three errors and accumulating a .989 fielding percentage.  He was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American while being named Second Team All-Big East.

Steve spent the summer of 2010 in the Northwoods League with the St. Cloud River Bats. He played 68 games with a .306 batting average while hitting eight homers and driving home 56 runs.

His sophomore season saw him only appear in 12 games as he hit only .238 with two homers and nine RBI. He then left the baseball program due to an undisclosed illness.

Nyisztor returned to the Northwoods League in the summer of 2011 this time with the Mankato MoonDogs. He played in 29 games hitting .258 with a homer and nine RBI.

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  • Steve Garran

    Nyisztor also played in 10 games for the Orleans Firebirds in the CCBL in 2011 hitting .143 with a homer and three RBI.  Unfortunately he also had 5 errors in 10 games.