Nogay earns hardware from PAC

WASHINGTON, Pa. – Senior right-hander Eddie Nogay won his second-straight Presidents’ Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year award Tuesday, while teammate Josh Staniscia was selected the MVP after the conference office released the All-PAC baseball teams as voted on by the league’s head coaches.

A 2013 All-American, Nogay, a 2010 Weirton Madonna graduate, posted a 6-1 record this season with a 2.50 ERA (second in PAC).

He became W&J’s career pitching victory leader this year and finished his four years with a remarkable 28-2 record. Nogay tied Dave Trushel for the school record with 53 career appearances and tied Sam Mann for the career shutout record with six.

Nogay was second in the school record books in career ERA (2.59), strikeouts (162) and innings pitched (268.0).

Staniscia is W&J’s first PAC MVP since Jim Pasquine in 2010, while Nogay is the third-straight President to win the top pitching honor. Trushel won it in 2012.

Staniscia and Nogay, who also both excel in the classroom as the baseball program’s first three-time Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees, highlighted five Presidents on the All-PAC first team. Senior catcher Ronny Peirish, senior third baseman/pitcher Kyle McLain and freshman left fielder Nick Vento were also chosen.

Senior right fielder Derek McIlvaine and senior right-handed pitcher Brian O’Neill were second-team selections, while senior first baseman D.J. Michalski, junior infielder Kyle Smith, senior first baseman Tyler Schultz and junior left-handed pitcher Jared Baird landed on the honorable-mention squad.

Staniscia batted .404 this spring and led the conference in hits (67), runs batted in (44), total bases (91), stolen bases (15) and triples (5). A four-time First Team All-PAC selection, Staniscia set school career records for games played (176), hits (251), at-bats (657) and triples (18).