Bobby Nowak

#32 Bobby Nowak

Pos. RHP
Ht. 6-4
Wt. 190
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Cedar Lake, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Hanover Central [Kankakee]

2022 All-MVC Honorable Mention

2023: Went 4-5 with a 4.24 ERA in 17 games (eight starts)… Struck out 62 and walked 31 in 51 innings… Had a season-high nine strikeouts on April 3 vs. Murray State… Earned MVC Pitcher of the Week after twirling a seven-inning shutout on April 15 at Bradley, yielding just three hits and three walks while striking out six… Ranked in the Top 10 in the MVC in ERA (10th), opposing batting average (.222, third) and looking strikeouts (19, t-10th)… Did not allow a hit in his 5 1/3 inning start on May 14 at Belmont, but took a tough-luck loss… Nailed down the save with a scoreless ninth on May 18 vs. Illinois State, clinching an MVC Tournament berth. That was his 10th career save, moving him into a tie for sixth in program history.  

2022: Received All-MVC Honorable Mention... Nailed down eight saves, one away from cracking the program’s single-season top five... Had Valpo’s highest single-season save total since 2014... Finished his first season at Valpo ranked ninth in program history in career saves... Ranked second on the team in ERA at 5.09 while appearing in 17 games out of the bullpen and striking out 28 against seven walks in 17 2/3 innings.

Before Valpo: Played summer ball with the Beecher Muskies of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League.

Personal: Son of Dan and Michelle Nowak… Has two older siblings, Danielle and Daniel, and a cousin, Jason… Hobbies include hunting and fishing… Loves shrimp… Favorite food is wings and movie is Indiana Jones.