Oklahoma State's Heaney Named Pitcher Of The Week
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - Oklahoma State junior Andrew Heaney received top honors from the Big 12 Monday being named the Pitcher of the Week after a strong performance last week.
During last Friday's game against Houston, Heaney threw a complete game shutout of the Cougars improving his record to 4-1 on the year. During that game he allowed just three hits while tallying eight strikeouts with no walks in his 91 pitch outing.
Heaney, an Oklahoma City native, became the first OSU pitcher to record back-to-back shutouts since 1998 when Matt Smith's two shutouts. He is also the first Cowboy since 2008 to turn in two-straight complete games.
Along with his 4-1 record, Heaney leads the NCAA in strikeouts with 52 and he also leads the Big 12 with a 0.92 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .167 against him, which is also tops in the conference.
Heaney becomes the third Cowboy to win a Big 12 baseball weekly award this season, joining Chase Stevens (newcomer) and Robbie Rea (player).
The Cowboys return to the field Tuesday March 20 hosting Central Arkansas at 6:30 p.m.