Cowart Making Headlines in Keizer

MANHATTAN, Kan. Former Kansas State pitcher Adam Cowart has made the transition to professional baseball seem quite painless as the right hander has been one of the biggest stories of minor league baseball this summer.


Cowart and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League, the rookie league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are currently in first place with a 42-18 record, while Cowart has accumulated a 9-0 record with a league-leading 0.80 ERA in 12 starts. A 35th-round selection of the Giants this past summer, Cowart has yielded just six earned runs on 67.2 innings while striking out 44 and walking just six.


This past week, Cowart tossed 11 2/3 scoreless innings and picked up two victories en route to pitcher of the week honors in the Northwest League. Over three starts in August, Cowart has yielded just one unearned run over 17 2/3 innings.


Cowart was one of two Wildcats taken in this past summer’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, joining former Cat Jared Goedert. Cowart finished his career with a 12-11 record and a 3.70 ERA in 27 games. He struck out 136 batters and walked just 26 in 182.2 innings over two seasons.