Seminole Baseball Summer Update

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Summer league baseball is in full swing across the nation and several Seminoles have already seen action in their respective leagues.

John Nogowski (Tallahassee, Fla.) is coming off a fantastic week in which he hit .448 (13-for-29) with seven runs, five RBI, two doubles, one triple and one home run in leading the Amsterdam Mohawks of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League to a 5-2 mark. For his efforts, Nogowski was named PGCBL Player of the Week.

In the Cape Cod League, Jose Brizuela (Weston, Fla.) and DJ Stewart (Yulee, Fla.) are off to a fast start at the plate as both Seminoles are hitting over .380 through five games. Brizuela is batting .444 (8-for-18) with six runs, five RBI, one double and two triples for the Brewster Whitecaps, while Stewart is pacing the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox with a .381 average (8-for-21), with four runs, four RBI and four doubles.

Freshman Kenny Burkhead has made three starts for the Sanford River Rats of the Florida Collegiate League and has posted a 2-1 record with a 2.50 ERA. Burkhead is coming off an 8.0-inning complete game on June 23 as he allowed two runs on six hits in a tough 2-0 loss to the DeLand Suns. The right hander from Deltona, Fla., has worked 18.0 innings over his three starts allowing five runs on 15 hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team opened its preseason tour of the Coastal Plain League with a 1-0 victory over Peninsula on Saturday, June 22. Luke Weaver got the start for Team USA and tossed 4.1 scoreless innings allowing just two infield hits and no walks while striking out seven.

Here is a look at how the Seminoles are performing this summer:

Alaska Baseball League

Billy Strode, Peninsula Oilers – No appearances

Dylan Silva, Peninsula Oilers – No appearances

(play begins 6/19/13)

Cape Cod League

Jose Brizuela, Brewster Whitecaps – 5G, .444 (8-18), 6 R, 5 RBI, 1 2B, 2 3B

Brandon Leibrandt, Brewster Whitecaps – 1G, 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Bryant Holtmann, Hyannis Harbor Hawks – 1G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

DJ Stewart, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox – 5G, .381 (8-21), 4 R, 4 RBI, 4 2B

(play begins 6/12/13)

Coastal Plain League

Lee Howard, Columbia Blowfish – 2G, .250 (1-4)

(play began 5/29/13)

Florida Collegiate League

Kenny Burkhead, Sanford River Rats – 3 GS, 2-1, 2.50 ERA, 18.0 IP, 15 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO

(play begins 6/12/13)

Northwoods League

Brandon Johnson, Alexandria Blue Anchors – 1G, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

(play began 5/29/13)

Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League

John Nogowski, Amsterdam Mohawks – 14G, .383 (18-47), 9 R, 5 RBI, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR

John Sansone, Amsterdam Mohawks – 7G, .250 (6-24), 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B

(play began 6/5/13)

Team USA

Luke Weaver – 1 GS, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

(camp begins 6/21/13)

Stay tuned to throughout the summer for further updates on the ‘Boys of Summer.’ As always, Seminole fans can follow the Noles on twitter @FSU_Baseball and remember to like the Seminoles on Facebook (

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