Nick Scott Renault
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
Nick Renault has pitched professionally for a number of years.
Renault made his pro debut in 2005 with the Mid-Missouri Mavericks, going 9-7 with a 3.85 ERA and 145 strikeouts in 138 innings. He led the Frontier League in strikeouts (one ahead of Joel Posey, was second in walks (63, two behind Posey) and tied for 9th in wins. In 2006, he fell to 2-6, 4.39 with the Windy City Thunderbolts. In 2007, he moved to the Joliet Jackhammers and had a 5-6, 5.08 record with 47 walks in 72 2/3 innings; he tied for 8th in the Northern League in walks issued. During 2008, the Oregonian was 7-8 with a 6.80 ERA for the Lancaster Barnstormers. He tied for 7th in the Atlantic League in losses and had the highest ERA of any league hurler with 75+ innings.
Renault moved to the bullpen in 2009 with the Alexandria Aces, going 1-5 with 16 saves, a 4.28 ERA and 37 whiffs in 27 1/3 innings. He easily led the Continental Baseball League in saves, 10 more than anyone else. He split 2010 between the Newark Bears (0-1, 5.01 in 12 G) and El Paso Diablos (1-3, 5 Sv, 4.74 in 24 G; 19 BB in 24 2/3 IP). In 2011, he pitched for the NYSL Federals (0-1, 5.40) and Maui Na Koa Ikaika (1-3, Sv, 3.97), bringing him to 9 teams in 7 years.
For 2012, Renault signed with Germany's Haar Disciples. In his Bundesliga debut, he was used as a batter, not a pitcher, hitting cleanup and going 1 for 2 with a walk and a RBI in a loss to the Stuttgart Reds. He finished the year 5-4 but with a 1.68 ERA, .206 opponent average and 74 whiffs in 75 innings. He led the Bundesliga-1 South in ERA, was 4th in strikeouts (between Jan-Niclas Stöcklin and Justin Kuehn), tied for 4th in wins (with Manuel Möller, Stöcklin and Aljoscha Schattmann), tied for 8th in walks (27), was second in innings and was 6th in opponent average.