Mike Hickle was inducted into the Ohio Dominican University Hall of Fame in 2009. Hickle was one of the best pitchers in ODU baseball history, being named first-team All-Mid Ohio Conference twice in 1992 and 1993. He was also named Mid Ohio Conference Player of the Year twice and was honored twice by the NAIA, being named second-team All-American in 1992 and honorable mention All-American in 1993. In 1992, Hickle went 11-0, the best season ever by a Panther pitcher. Of the 11 wins, 10 were complete games as Hickle pitched a total of 107.1 innings and walked just 36 batters.