November 9, 2006
Leesburg - They have been teammates in high school and on youth all-star teams throughout their baseball careers.
But next year in college, Lee County baseball stars Jack Posey and Thomas Nichols will be in opposite dugouts in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Nichols is headed to play at Georgia Tech.
Jack Posey will join older brother Buster at Florida State.
Nichols and Posey are talented fielders and pitchers and both are great at the plate.
Thomas Nichols has .416 career batting average and Jack Posey's is .319.
Before the two head to college they both share the same goal of winning Lee County's first state championship in baseball.
Jack Posey said "I think we have got a good shot at this year. We have got a bunch guys coming together. Me and Thomas hopefully lead the team on to a state championship this year."
Thomas Nichols said"We have really got a good feeling that we can get back to the point. Hopefully in that last inning when we are up six runs we can finish the deal."
Lee County opens the 2007 baseball season on February 28th at home against Colquitt County.