OSU Baseball: Cowboy Duo Named Big 12's Best Again

Monday, April 18th 2016, 5:21 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma State continues its impressive run of conference weekly award winners this week as Trey Cobb is the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and Jensen Elliott the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, it was announced by the league today.

Cobb is the fifth Cowboy to earn pitcher of the week honors this season, making OSU only the seventh team in Big 12 history to record five or more pitcher of the week awards in a single season and the first since 2013.

The selection of Cobb and Elliott also brings OSU’s total of weekly awards to eight, which is tied for the fifth most in a single season in Big 12 history; the record is 11.

Today’s awards mark the second time this season that this Cowboy duo has been honored. Cobb was previously named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on March 21, while Elliott was tabbed the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week on April 4.

Cobb had a career day against Baylor in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader as he earned his fourth victory of the season and helped OSU clinch its first series win in Waco since 1998.

A right-hander, Cobb threw 126 pitches over a career-high eight innings of work and racked up 12 strikeouts, which tied for the highest total in a matchup of Big 12 teams this season and was one shy of his career best. The junior scattered seven hits (six singles and a double) and allowed three runs, only two of them earned, while walking just one.

Cobb’s 12-strikeout effort marked the second time this season he’s reached double digits, and he now ranks third in the conference with 58 punchouts on the season.

Elliott was the winning pitcher in the series finale at Baylor to help OSU complete a series sweep of the Bears.

A right-handed freshman, Elliott tossed seven innings and allowed only one run on two hits, both singles, in the Cowboys’ 3-1 victory. At one point, he retired 13-straight Bears, and he did not allow a hit over his final 4 2/3 innings of work.

Elliott’s win was his fourth of the season, which is tied for second most on the Cowboys and seventh in the Big 12, as he improved to 4-2.