Baseball's Chris Novikoff to Play on Florida Collegiate Summer League Select Team
June 21, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis relief pitcher Chris Novikoff's early-summer performance has been noticed by coaches of the Florida Collegiate Summer League as he was chosen to play for the FCSL Select Team the FCSL Board of Directors announced. The Select Team will take on the U.S. Military All-Stars at 7 p.m. on Sat., June 23 at Sanford Memorial Field.
Novikoff, who pitches for the league-leading Winter Springs Barracudas (6-2), joins eight teammates and six fellow Conference USA players on the Select squad.
The Madisonville, Tenn., native has no record in two appearances--one as both a starter and reliever. However, he has been impressive, holding the opposition scoreless and fanning three in 7.1 innings of work. A 6-6 right-hander has allowed just one hit and has limited opponents to a paltry .042 average against him.
His most impressive appearance came against Leesburg on June 9, when he tossed seven innings in a strong starting effort. In the outing he gave up just one hit and struck out four to earn a no-decision. Winter Springs went on to defeat Leesburg 1-0 in a 10-inning affair.
The following is the FCSL Select Team:
Starters: RF Colin Arnold (Winter Park /Daytona Beach CC) CF Jason Bush (Altamonte Springs /Cumberland) LF Mario Duarte(Leesburg /St. Petersburg JC) 3B Mark Stewart (Leesburg /Savannah C. of Art & Design) SS Dwayne Bailey (Sanford /UCF) 2B Steve Irvine (Altamonte Springs /Eastern Oklahoma State) DH Timmy Russell (Winter Park /UCF) 1B Shane Brown (Winter Park /UCF) C Ben Braaten (Altamonte Springs /Iowa Western CC)