Hoge Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

IRVING, Texas Following a complete-game shutout against Oklahoma State on Sunday, Kansas State pitcher Lance Hoge has been named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.


Hoge was brilliant against the top offensive attack in the Big 12 as he limited the Cowboys to just three hits, issued no walks and stuck out five batters in 107 pitches. The junior retired the side in order five times and allowed just one hit going for extra bases to pick up his first win in a Wildcat uniform against a team that was hitting a league-leading .327 going into the day. With his performance on the mound, the Stillwell, Kan., native guided Kansas State to its first series win over Oklahoma State since 2000.


The honor is the first for any Wildcat this season and the first since then-junior pitcher Chase Bayuk won the award on March 15, 2007, also against Oklahoma State.


Kansas State returns to action this Tuesday and Wednesday as it hosts Central Arkansas. First pitch Tuesday is set for 6:30 p.m.