Centre County Baseball League pitcher Brian Pelka is a Centre Daily Times Athlete of the Week.
Pelka, a standout for Howard, earned his 100th career victory as the Hawks knocked off Lemont 6-3 on Thursday. The veteran struck out seven and walked three over three innings in reaching the milestone.
Pelka, a Philipsburg native, was an 18th-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992. In his six-year minor league career (five with the Pirates organization), Pelka went 15-10 with a 3.84 ERA.
Last season, Pelka helped the Hawks reach the County League finals. Howard was 17-7 this season and seeded second in the league tournament, which began Sunday.