Pitched at LSU for one season (2018) before electing to transfer to another school ... talented pitcher with a loose arm action, and his lower arm angle gives his fastball some arm-side run ... his slider has good action, and can be especially tough on left-handed hitters ... displays good command and attacks the zone, and is very capable of striking out hitters with a great deal of frequency.
Appeared as a reliever in six games, recording no decisions and a 5.79 ERA in 4.2 innings with six walks and three strikeouts ... recorded two strikeouts in a shutout inning versus Texas (Feb. 25).
Prior to LSU
Named 2017 first-team all-Skyway Conference and first-team all-region at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, Illinois ... posted a 2.11 season ERA in 2017, firing 66 strikeouts in 55.1 innings, a rate of 10.73 strikeouts per nine innings ... voted the 2016 Illinois Skyway Conference Pitcher of the Year while earning first-team all-region honors ... posted a 4-0 mark and a 2.40 ERA in 2016 conference games at Oakton CC ... played high school baseball at Notre Dame Prep in Niles, Ill. ... appeared in 19 games (four starts) as a high school senior, posting a 3-0 mark in 33 innings with a 1.70 ERA and 27 strikeouts ... also played basketball for two seasons in high school.
Father is John Nowak ... has an older brother, Jonathan ... Majoring in sport administration at LSU ... born February 20, 1997, in Chicago.
Nowak's LSU Career Highs
Innings: 1.0 three times; most recently vs. Northwestern State (5/15/18)
Strikeouts: 2 vs. Texas (2/25/18)
Hits Allowed: 6 vs. Texas (2/23/18)
Runs: 2 vs. Texas (2/23/18)
Earned Runs: 2 vs. Texas (2/23/18)
Walks: 3 vs. Texas (2/23/18)