Former Jayhawk Zagurski Named Paul Owens Award Recipient
Nov. 13, 2007
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Former Kansas pitcher Mike Zagurski has been named the Philadelphia Phillies’ Paul Owens Award winner as the best pitcher in the system. Zagurski posted a 1.32 ERA in three minor league levels during the 2007 season and was called up to the majors in May.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>
Zagurski made his major league debut on May 25, 2007 in <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Atlanta, and pitched a perfect eighth inning in Philadelphia’s 8-3 victory over the Braves. The 2005 KU grad appeared in 25 games for the Phillies this past year, posting a 1-0 mark with a 5.91 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings.
During his two seasons in the Crimson and Blue, Zagurski posted a 12-9 record with a 4.90 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings. During his senior season, Zagurski was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention as well as Academic All-Big 12.
Zagurski is one of three former Jayhawks (Tom Gorzelanny, Travis Metcalf) to play in the major leagues this past season.