Texas Tech left-handed pitcher Steven Gingery is the 2017 Pitcher of the Year Award winner, announced by the College Baseball Foundation today.
“Steven Gingery was a dominant force throughout the entire season,” said Brian Melakian, co-chairman of the Pitcher of the Year Award. “His consistently excellent performances against some of the top competition in the country made him an easy choice for the committee. It is rare that an underclassman wins this award, so it will be fun to watch how he follows up on this outstanding campaign.”
The award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented by the College Baseball Foundation in July in Miami in conjunction with the MLB All-Star Game festivities.
The Big 12 Pitcher of the Year finished the season with a 10-1 record and 1.58 ERA. In 15 starts, he tossed 91.1 innings, surrendering 60 hits and 21 runs (16 earned) with 29 walks and 107 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .186 off Gingery.
In 12 of his 15 starts, Gingery allowed one earned run or fewer, and in seven of his starts, he struck out eight or more batters, including 10-strikeout games against Oklahoma and Kansas State.
Gingery has also been named a first-team All-American by both Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.