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Michal Noga

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  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 161 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Michal Noga has been on the Slovakian national team.

Noga had a 7.71 ERA for Slovakia in the 2007 European Junior Championship and was 0 for 1. [1] In the 2009 European Junior Championship, he lost to Markus Solbach and Germany, walking five and allowing two runs in 1 1/3 IP. He also started at second base, hitting .158/.333/.158 with five walks in six games, fielding .912 and stealing two bases in two tries. [2] He allowed 2 unearned runs in 2 1/3 innings in the 2010 European Championship U21, losing to France. He hit .364/.500/.455 with four runs and four RBI in five games, going 3-for-3 in steals and fielding .793. He tied for third in swipes (behind Michal Ondráček and Maxime Lefevre and third in assists (16, behind Petr Zýma and Lefevre) but led in errors. [3]

In the 2011 European Championship Qualifiers, he allowed four unearned runs in two and two-thirds innings, going 0 for 5 with two walks. [4] He was 0 for 14 with 3 walks, 2 runs and 2 RBI in the same event two years later, fielding .882. He was 0-1 with a 1.86 ERA, dropping a decision to Bulgaria. [5] In the 2019 B-Level European Championship, he was 3 for 6 with 3 walks, 3 runs and 3 RBI but gave up five runs in a third of an inning. [6] That season, he hit .147/.348/.235 for Apollo Bratislava in the European Interleague, allowing three runs in 1 1/3 IP. He fielded .811. He tied for third in walks (10), but was third with seven errors. [7]

The 2020 Interleague was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the 2021 European Championship Qualifier, he played short, third and left for Slovakia, going 5 for 11 with a double, four runs, three RBI and a walk while handling three chances error-free. He tied Martin Brunegraf for the most runs on the team, while Slovakia won a spot in the European Championship for the first time. [8] In the 2021 European Championship, he pinch-hit for Adam Zacko in the opener and struck out against Mike Groen. He went 0 for 5 for the event, backing up Jakub Horáček in left, but drew six walks. He tied Tomáš Biskorovájny for the team lead in walks, tied for 8th in the Euros. He drew five walks in the 15th/16th place game against France. In the 10th inning of that game, he drew a walk from Robyn Clara to force in Martin Lukačka. In the 11th, he was thrown out at home by Léo Jiminian while trying to again tie it. [9]

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