Novak Wins Defensive Award

The Northwoods League announced their “Finest in the Field” winners today, awarding players with the highest fielding percentage at their position.  Among the winners was second-year MoonDog Nick Novak, who earned the honor for his work at the shortstop position.  Novak led all shortstops with a .983 fielding percentage, with no shortage of highlight-reel plays.

In addition to his stellar defense, Novak (Angelo State) was a valuable bat in the MoonDogs lineup all season.  The shortstop finished the year with 61 hits and 20 stolen bases, both of which led the team.  He also ranked second on the team in runs scored, doubles, triples, at-bats, and games played.

Novak returned to Angelo State this fall and will start his senior season of college baseball in the spring.

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