Hutt Garners Big 12 Pitcher of the Week Honors

IRVING, Texas After allowing just one run on seven hits in eight innings of work on Saturday against Texas, Kansas State senior starting pitcher Brad Hutt has been named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

 

The distinction is the third in Hutt’s career as he also took home two pitcher of the week honors in May of 2006. Coupled with Lance Hoge’s award following a complete-game shutout against Oklahoma State on March 30, the Wildcats have two different pitchers honored by the conference in the same year for the first time since 2002.

 

Hutt, who was coming off the shortest start of his career the previous weekend at Texas Tech, stifled one of the top hitting teams in the Big 12 as he allowed just one earned run on seven hits, while walking one batter and recording three strikeouts. At one point, Hutt retired 16-of-17 batters faced from the end of the third inning through the eighth. Furthermore, the Papillion, Neb., native led Kansas State to its first home victory over Texas since March 22, 1998, and recorded the 22nd victory of his career, just three shy of the school record.

 

Kansas State returns to action this Tuesday as the Wildcats travel to Wichita, Kan., to face No. 8 Wichita State. First pitch Tuesday is set for 7 p.m. at Eck Stadium.