Closer named All-American
Oregon right-handed pitcher Stephen Nogosek has been named a 2016 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American. The Ducks’ closer also earned second team Pac-12 honors is just the second Oregon player to claim the writers’ All-America honors.
The junior closer recorded a 2-2 record this season but had 16 saves; the third most in the country. He struck out 45 batters in 40 innings, allowing 14 walks and holding hitters to a collective .173 batting average.
Emeralds look to the 2016 season
Preparations continue for the Emeralds’ 2016 opener Friday night at PK Park in Eugene. Club management is comparing the Emeralds lack of post-season success with that of their parent organization, the Chicago Cubs. To recognize that dubious distinction the first one-thousand people through the Home Plate gate tomorrow will get a free “Reverse the Curse” t-shirt… and a voucher for a 2016 Northwest League playoff game.
The Ems will host 40 games at PK Park this season… starting off with three this weekend against the Boise Hawks.