Cobb Marks Cowboy Baseball's Third Consecutive Big 12 Awardee

Monday, March 21st 2016, 6:11 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma State right-hander Trey Cobb is the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played March 14-20, it was announced by the league office today.

OSU picked up four wins last week and Cobb was the winning pitcher in two of them. The junior was 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his two starts and racked up 19 strikeouts in 13.0 innings of work.

In Monday’s series finale against Abilene Christian, Cobb made his second start of the season and worked a career-long seven innings to help the Cowboys complete a series sweep. He allowed just two runs and tied a career high with six strikeouts in the win.

Just five days later, Cobb made his second start of the week, taking the hill against 18th-ranked Michigan and turning in a career performance as he helped OSU clinch a series win. In that contest, he shattered his career-best strikeout total set earlier in the week as he racked 13 punch outs against the Wolverines. Cobb struck out the side in the second, fourth and fifth innings, with the 13 strikeouts marking the most in a game by a Cowboy pitcher since 2012. The 13 strikeouts is also the most by a Big 12 pitcher in a game this season.

Cobb’s impressive day against UM saw him allow only one unearned run. The lone earned run he gave up was on an inside-the-park home run when OSU’s center fielder dove for a line drive that got past him and rolled to the wall. Cobb threw 118 pitches, 81 of those for strikes, and did not issue a walk as 13 of the 18 outs he recorded came via strikeout.

The win against Michigan was the third in a row for Cobb, who improved to 3-3 on the season.

OSU has now had a Big 12 weekly award winner for three consecutive weeks. Tyler Buffett was named the Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Week on March 7, while Dustin Williams was the Big 12 Player of the Week on March 14.