February 19, 2018

McGowan Named National Player of the Week


Feb. 19, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Noah McGowan, a senior on the Ohio State baseball team, was named Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, announced Monday afternoon. McGowan, a native of Houston, Texas, becomes the first Buckeye since the 2016 campaign to be recognized as a national player of the week.

McGowan powered the Buckeyes to a 3-1 record at the Snowbird Classic last weekend in Port Charlotte, Fla. He collected 13 RBI, including 12 RBI with two outs, batting .400 with a double, two home runs, six runs scored and three walks. He had four-consecutive games with at least one RBI, including a career-high six RBI in the 2018 opener against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. By the end of the opening day doubleheader at Charlotte Sports Park last Friday, McGowan collected an impressive 10 RBI. McGowan had 19 RBI during the 2017 season. McGowan leads the country with 13 RBI. 

The Buckeyes (3-1) are set to play No. 2 Oregon State (3-0) and Utah (0-3) in a four-game set Thursday-Sunday at the 2018 Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge at Surprise, Stadium in Surprise, Ariz. The tournament will feature three of the nine national players of the week highlighted today by Collegiate Baseball.

The last Buckeye to be honored as a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week: Jacob Bosiokovic, 2016.

Collegiate Baseball National Players of the Week
RF Trevor Larnach, Oregon State
LHP Trey Cumbie, Houston
Brett Brocoff, Utah
RF Eric Gilgenbach, Notre Dame
LHP Cody Bradford, Baylor
Chase Strumpf, UCLA
RHP R.J. Freure, Pittsburgh
RHP Micah Kaczor, East Tennessee State
Noah McGowan, Ohio State