Cooper Hjerpe Named National Pitcher Of The Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Make that three honors for Oregon State left-handed pitcher Cooper Hjerpe this week.
The Capay, Calif., native has been named the National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), coming just days after the lefty held Arizona to two hits and a run with a career-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings.
Hjerpe was also selected as one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball the Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
Four of Hjerpe's seven innings of work were of the 1-2-3 variety. He faced four batters apiece in his other three innings. The Wildcats, who came into the game batting .331 on the season, managed to put just one runner into scoring position against the lefty. Arizona's lone run scored came on an attempted double steal.
The win was Hjerpe's third of the season and his 11 strikeouts gave him 84 on the year, which ranks third in the Pac-12.
The honor is the first for a Pac-12 pitcher this season.
Oregon State closes out the regular season with a three-game series at Stanford that starts Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT.
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