Mohawks’ Nogowski earns PGCBL honors

AMSTERDAM – John Nogowski (Florida State) of the Amsterdam Mohawks was chosen as the PGCBL Player of the Week for the week of June 17 through 23.

Nogowski is the first Mohawk this season to earn weekly recognition from the league.

A pitchers’ duel on June 20 at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls resulted in a split of the PGCBL Pitcher of the Week prize. Mohawk Valley’s Keegan Long (Saint Joseph’s, Ind.) and Utica’s Eric Brothers (Sioux Falls) were selected to share the award. ?

Nogowski is the starting first baseman for the defending league champion Amsterdam Mohawks. Nogowski powered the Mohawks to a 5-2 showing last week which included a Sunday doubleheader sweep of PGCBL West leading Newark Pilots. He played and started all seven games for the Mohawks.

The Tallahassee, Fla., native hit .448 (13-for-29) with seven runs scored, five runs batted in, two doubles, two walks, two hit-by-pitch, one triple, one home run and 20 total bases.

Nogowski compiled a .690 slugging percentage and a .515 on-base percentage. He recorded at least one hit in all seven games and totaled four multi-hit performances.

Defensively, the Amsterdam first baseman committed just one error in 70 chances. ?

The 20-year-old helped Amsterdam to back-to-back wins over Adirondack and Elmira to start the week.

He went 2-for-5 with one walk, one RBI and one run scored in a 17-7 triumph at Adirondack.

Nogowski belted out two hits, scored twice and was hit by a pitch in a 9-7 home victory versus Elmira.

The Florida State product notched his third multi-hit game of the week on Friday night against Glens Falls. He posted a pair of RBI singles and scored one run as part of a six-run first inning. Nogowski’s best performance came on Saturday night in a 3-2 victory at Mohawk Valley in 11 innings.

At the plate, he drove in the eventual winning run in the 11th with an RBI single and finished 4-for-5 with a triple and one run scored.

At first base, Nogowski was flawless in a season high 15 chances. Sunday, the Amsterdam slugger launched his first home run of the season to spark a four-run rally in a comeback win over Newark.