AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Appeared in nine games and made one start…batted .250 (3-for-12), scoring two runs and driving in two runs…batted 1-for-2 with a RBI single at USC (03/06) and scored two runs while also driving in a run against Pacific (03/30).
A 2012 graduate of JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. • Was a three-year member of the varsity squad for head coach, former Titan, Brett Kay • A three-time all-Trinity League selection • As a senior was nominated for West Coast Powerade Player of the Year, and was selected to the South Orange County All-Star Team • Entered 2012 as a Pre-season Under Armour All-American • Was named by the Orange County Register as one of the area’s top scholar athletes with a 3.71 gpa • Was a three-time scholar athlete and was named to the CIF all-academic team, while making the President’s honor roll.
Born in Pomona, Calif. • Parents are Frank and Marleen Darras • Has one older sister, Natasha, who was a member of the women’s golf team at the University of Missouri • Unlce is Mike Sweeney, a five-time MLB All-Star who spent 15 seasons in Major League Baseball, including his first 12 with the Kansas City Royals…Nico enjoys hunting, fishing and performing as a DJ…models his game after Matt Kemp • Favorites include: Matt Kemp (baseball player), Chase Field (baseball stadium), Chipotle (restaurant), Miami Marlins (baseball team), Chase Field (place to play), “Sandlot”, “Field of Dreams” (movies), “Lone Survivor” (book).
At Bats: 3 at Long Beach State (03.23.13)
Runs: 2 vs. Pacific (03.30.13)
Hits: 1, 3x, last at UC Riverside (05.11.13)
RBI: 1, 2x, last vs. Pacific (03.30.13)
Walks: 1 at UC Riverside (05.10.13)