IRVING, Texas – Oklahoma State's Andrew Heaney was named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week for games played March 12-18, it was announced by the league office today.
Heaney continued his dominance on the mound with a complete game shutout of Houston in last Friday's series opener as he improved to 4-1 on the season. The junior southpaw allowed just three hits and struck out eight; he did not issue a walk and threw just 91 pitches.
The NCAA leader in strikeouts, Heaney faced just three batters over the minimum in the contest as he retired the Cougars in order in six innings. Houston collected three singles in the game, but the Cougars did not advance a runner past first base.
With the gem, Heaney became the first OSU pitcher to record back-to-back shutouts since Matt Smith in 1998 (Heaney also had a shutout against Alabama A&M on March 9). He is also the first Cowboy since 2008 to turn in two-straight complete games.
Along with his 4-1 record and nation's best 52 strikeouts, Heaney leads the Big 12 with a 0.92 ERA, and 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).