Third career honor for the Sparks, Nev. junior
Bridgman and Grant provide the key hits
Wolf Pack and Bulldogs first pitch at 6 p.m. Friday
Tosses complete game in victory over SJSU
Final game at 1 p.m. Saturday
2016 (So.): Bounced back from injury to post a solid redshirt-sophomore season, appearing in 22 games with three starts … Posted a 4.04 ERA with a 5-1 record and three saves … Ranked second on the team in wins and second in saves and ranked third in total appearances … Logged 42.1 innings pitched with 37 hits, 19 earned runs and 21 walks with 24 strikeouts … Limited opponents to a .248 batting average … Was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week on May after posting two wins and one save in a single weekend … Started and logged a season-high 6.0 innings pitched in a win over Northwestern … Struck out a season-high four batters on two occasions … Made 10 appearances with a 6.60 ERA in conference play … Made one appearance in the MW tournament, earning a save in a victory against SDSU … Helped lead Nevada to a 20-4 record in its final 24 games of the season, posting a team-low 1.25 ERA during that span … Only allowed five extra base hits with no triples and no home runs surrendered … Letter winner.
2015 (So.): Missed the season due to injury … Redshirted … Member of Nevada’s first Mountain West championship team in program history.
2014 (Fr.): Appeared in 16 games his freshman season with three starts ... Totaled a 4.75 ERA through 41.2 innings pitched with a 1-2 overall record ... Struck out 24 batters on the season ... Allowed 22 earned runs in over 40 innings pitched ... Went a season-best six innings in win over Fresno State at the Mountain West Tournament ... Struck out a season-high five batters against Utah Valley ... Letter winner.
PRIOR TO NEVADA
High School: Lettered three years in baseball and football at Reed High School in Sparks, Nev. ... Second-team all-state pitcher in 2013 ... First-team All-North and second-team all-state quarterback ... Holds singles season passing yards record at Reed High School ... Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 27th round of 2013 MLB draft.
Finance major ... Son of Don and Gine Nowaczewski ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and family, fishing, and camping in his free time ... Chose Nevada over playing professional baseball because of the coaches, teammates, and great college atmosphere ... Sports hero is Justin Verlander.