Piche’ Tabbed Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Big 12 Conference named senior right-handed pitcher Jordan Piche’ the league’s Pitcher of the Week Monday afternoon, for his performance Friday, April 25, at Baylor.
In his fourth start since becoming the Friday night guy for the Kansas baseball team, Piche’ tossed the first complete game of his career, a one-hit shutout, leading the Jayhawks to a 1-0 win over the Bears at Baylor Ballpark.
Piche’ faced just three batters over the minimum, allowing two walks and a hit, while striking out five batters for his fifth win of the season. His career-high 106-pitch effort helped the Jayhawks break a four-game skid and set the tables for a weekend sweep of the Bears in Waco.
The only hit Piche’ gave up Friday night came from the first batter of the game. He then went nine-straight innings without surrendering a hit. That was the fewest hits allowed by a KU starter since Shaeffer Hall threw a no-hitter against Air Force, Feb. 20, 2009.
Kansas has now had a player earn conference recognition three times in 2014, as junior transfer third baseman Aaron Hernadez (Feb. 17) and senior right-handed pitcher Frank Duncan (Feb. 24) earned similar honors.
Piche’ and the Jayhawks trek to in-state rival Wichita State, Tuesday, April 29, for a midweek matchup, before returning home to host Texas Tech for a weekend conference series (May 2-4).
2014 Kansas Big 12 Players of the Week
· Feb. 17 – Aaron Hernandez (Newcomer of the Week)
· Feb. 24 – Frank Duncan (Pitcher of the Week)
· April 28 – Jordan Piche’ (Pitcher of the Week)
KUAthletics.com: The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.