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#40 Jason Novak
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Agoura Hills, Calif.
High School: Agoura
  Jason Novak
Jason Novak

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Agoura Hills, Calif.

High School:
Agoura

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Notes
Appeared in 86 career games (four starts), the sixth-most pitching appearances in program history...went 6-3 with a 4.98 ERA in 137.1 career innings...recorded 121 strikeouts and 63 walks in four seasons (2006-09), logging a .263 opponent batting average...selected in the 48th round (1449th overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.

2009
Made 19 appearances, all in relief...went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 22.2 innings...logged 24 strikeouts and 13 walks, limiting the opposition to a .275 batting average...surrendered just one home run against 108 batters faced...did not allow any earned runs in his final nine relief appearances, spanning from March 27 through May 24 (allowed two unearned runs and five hits)...posted a 2.57 ERA in Pac-10 action, appearing out the bullpen in six conference games (eight strikeouts, six hits in 7.0 innings)...recorded the victory, pitching a season-high 3.2 innings in relief in the series opener at East Carolina (March 13), allowing two runs and three hits...twice registered a season-high three strikeouts - in his first appearance of the season, versus UC Davis (Feb. 22) and against Oregon State (April 26); pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in each outing, allowing one hit and one walk...recorded two strikeouts in one inning of scoreless relief in a 13-10 victory against Cal State Fullerton in the Bruins' final home game of the season (May 17)...recorded two strikeouts in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief at Cal State Fullerton (May 15)...hurled one scoreless inning in relief in consecutive outings - at UC Riverside (April 21) and in the series opener against Oregon State on a Friday evening (April 24).

2008
Made 20 appearances, all in relief, the second-highest total on the staff...led UCLA with four saves... compiled a 1-1 record and 3.72 ERA in 29.0 innings...limited the opposition to a .238 average and logged 28 strikeouts as one of the team's top relievers...allowed just one run (unearned) and one hit, totaling four strikeouts in four innings of UCLA's 11-4 victory at Cal State Fullerton in the Fullerton Regional (May 31)...logged a season high four strikeouts at Oregon State (May 11), limiting the host Beavers to one run and four hits in four innings...tossed 1.2 scoreless innings in relief to collect his second save of the year the previous afternoon at Oregon State (May 10)...pitched three scoreless frames against Arizona State (May 4), logging three strikeouts without issuing any walks...totaled three strikeouts in 3.2 innings to record the victory against Loyola Marymount (April 30), allowing just one hit...earned his first save of the season in the series finale against USC (April 6), inducing the Trojans' to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.

2007 (summer)
Made 13 relief appearances, posting a 4.60 ERA and a 1-1 record for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League...recorded 15 strikeouts and issued 10 walks in 15.2 innings...limited opponents to a .262 batting average.

2007
Made 24 appearances, all in relief, the second-highest total on the staff...logged a 4.83 ERA and a 3-0 record...recorded 38 strikeouts in 41.0 innings...had his best outing in his first appearance of the season, pitching 4.2 scoreless innings in the Bruins' second game of the year (vs. Winthrop, Feb. 3); allowed just four hits, striking out two and did not issue a walk...limited UC Riverside to one hit through four scoreless innings, recording a career-high seven strikeouts (Feb. 13)...allowed one hit in two scoreless innings of relief against East Carolina (Feb. 17), striking out three...tallied a 0.64 ERA through his first four appearances (one run, nine hits in 14 innings of relief)...pitched three scoreless innings against UC Irvine (April 10), allowing three hits in three scoreless innings...threw two scoreless frames at Cal State Fullerton in game one of the NCAA Super Regionals (June 9).

2006 (summer)
Pitched in 18 games, making one start for the Mankato Moondogs of the Northwoods League...compiled a 2-1 record and 1.88 ERA in 28.2 innings pitched...struck out 33 batters while issuing just nine walks...limited opposing hitters to a .204 batting average...the Mankato Moondogs finished the regular season with a 32-35 record at fourth place in the Northwoods League's North Division.

2006
Made 23 appearances, including four starts...went 1-1 with a 5.35 ERA, compiling 31 strikeouts and 13 walks in 38.2 innings...struck out two batters in 3.1 innings of relief to pick up the win against UC Riverside (May 2)...tossed 1.2 innings, striking out four against UC Santa Barbara (April 25)...recorded his first collegiate start against Long Beach State (April 18), pitching 2.2 innings with two strikeouts...struck out two batters in 3.1 innings of relief at Pepperdine (March 7)...threw a season-best 4.1 innings of relief in the first game of the season after a fog delay and struck out four batters.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Agoura High School under head coach Scott Deck and pitching coach Mike Magnante...named to the Los Angeles Daily News Bernie Mulligan All-Star team his senior season...also named to the Ventura County All-Star team...gained All-Marmonte League second-team accolades in 2005...threw complete-game wins against rivals Calabasas and Westlake as a senior...named Agoura High School team MVP as a junior.

Personal
Full name: Jason Novak...born Oct. 19, 1987 in Tarzana, Calif...Jason is one of Robert and Beth Novak's three children (sisters, Alexandra and Suzanne)...history major.

Career Highs
Innings Pitched - 4.2 vs. Winthrop (2/4/07)
Strikeouts - 7 vs. UC Riverside (2/13/07)

JASON NOVAK'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year Class ERA W-L APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF OAV WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2006 Fr. 5.35 1-1 23 4 0 0 38.2 42 25 23 13 31 6 1 8 170 .286 6 3 2 5 2
2007 So. 4.83 3-0 24 0 0 0 41.0 40 22 22 20 38 7 1 2 186 .256 3 3 3 4 0
2008 Jr. 3.60 1-1 20 0 0 4 35.0 31 16 14 17 28 6 1 3 151 .238 3 1 0 3 1
2009 Sr. 6.75 1-1 19 0 0 0 22.2 25 20 17 13 24 4 1 1 108 .275 4 1 1 2 0
TOTALS 4.98 6-3 86 4 0 4 137.1 138 83 76 63 121 23 4 14 615 .263 16 8 6 14 3
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