#5 Joey Hanowski
|HOMETOWN||Little Falls, Minn. (Little Falls HS)|
Named to the 2016 Academic All-NSIC Team… Started all 50 games as a senior… Finished as the program’s all-time leader in hits with 207… Recorded 65 hits for the team’s third highest single-season total in history and the 11th largest total in the NSIC… Hit .340 from the plate with seven doubles, two home runs and one triple, and added 47 runs scored and 17 RBI… Totaled a .450 on-base percentage and a .419 slugging percentage… Leads the program’s career lists in games played (180), games started (173), at-bats (628), runs scored (121), walks (90) and intentional walks (5)… Led the NSIC in walks with 35… Recorded a 14-game hit streak and ended his career on a career-long 25 game on-base streak… Tallied a career high four hits six times, last coming March 14 at Lubbock Christian University.
Appeared and started in all 47 games... Finished the season batting .351 for third on the team with a team-high and career-high 61 hits... Totaled 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs and added 28 runs scored and 29 RBIs... Posted three games with six at bats and of which his best game came against U-Mary (May 2) going 5-for-6, including a double, two triples and a home run... Led the team in at bats with 174...Was a perfect 2-for-2 on stolen bases... Recorded a .908 fielding percentage with 54 putouts and 64 fielding assists... Named to All-NSIC Academic Team.
Played and started in all 43 games... Batted .338 with 45 hits, 19 RBIs and one homerun... Led the team in on base percentage (.451), doubles (10), tied for first in walks (27), and was second on the team in total plate appearances (164), and fielding assists (61)... Ranked 1st in NSIC in walks per game (0.63)... Named to All-NSIC Academic team.
Played in 40 games with 20 starts in leftfield, nine games at second, two games at first, and two games at rightfield... Batted .277 with 36 hits, 21 RBIs and drew 11 walks with just nine strikeouts... His .23 strikeouts per game ranked third in the NSIC... Totaled 10 multiple hit games along with a nine game hitting streak (Apr. 1-May 1)... On 104 chances he didn't commit an error with 74 putouts and 30 assists... His 1.000 fielding percentage tied for first in the NSIC.
Prior to BSU: Hanowski was an all-state baseball player for Little Falls High School… As a junior and a senior, he was named All-Central Lakes Conference, all-section and the Morrison County Area Player of the Year… He posted a .514 batting average for the 20-2 Flyers in 2012, a team that ranked No. 1 in the state for most of the year… His senior year he recorded a .593 on-base percentage, .889 slugging percentage, 35 RBIs, 28 runs, 11 doubles, four homeruns, four stolen bases and two triples… More impressive, he only struck out once in 72 at-bats and drew 15 walks... A catcher for the Little Falls Flyers, he led the team in batting as a sophomore with a .350 average and as a junior with a .393 mark from the plate… He totaled 37 RBIs and five home runs as a junior.
Hanowski also excelled on the ice for the Flyers boy’s hockey team… An all-state performer as a senior, he also won the Class A Herb Brooks Award for Character and Leadership, an honor bestowed upon the Minnesota State Hockey Tournament player who most strongly represents the values, characteristics and traits that defined Herb Brooks… Hanowski is the second Little Falls player to earn the honor, the first was BSU senior Riley Hirsch… Last season, he became the 17th Flyer to reach 100 career points and led the team with 64 points (36-28--64) and a 1A consolation championship…
Personal: Son of John and Julie Hanowski... Born Dec. 20, 1993... Undecided on an academic major at BSU... His father, John Hanowski, played football and baseball at St. John’s University and is a 2011 inductee of the Minnesota Baseball Association Hall of Fame… Brother of Beau Hanowski, who played Division I baseball at South Dakota State University… Brother of Ben Hanowski, who was a standout on the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team and who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Hits- 4, 6x last at Lubbock Christian 3/14/16
At-Bats- 7, at Northwestern Oklahoma 3/15/16
RBIs- 5, vs Minot State 4/15/15
Doubles- 2, 3x last vs U-Mary 5/2/15
Triples- 1, 4x last at Lubbock Christian 3/14/16
Home Runs- 1, 5x last vs Minnesota Crookston 4/13/16
Walks- 4, at Northern State 4/6/16
Stolen Bases- 1, 7x last at Minnesota Duluth 4/18/15