Taylor Jungmann named Pro-Line Athletic National Pitcher of the Week
The right-hander becomes the first Longhorn pitcher to earn the award since Cole Green earned the award on April 20, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Longhorns’ junior right-handed pitcher Taylor Jungmann was named the Pro-Line Athletic National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) the organization announced on Tuesday.
Jungmann became the first Longhorn to earn the award since Cole Green earned the award on April 20, 2010 following his one-hitter vs. Texas A&M.
Out of the Big 12’s six shutouts on opening weekend, Jungmann was the only pitcher to record a complete-game. It marked the first career complete-game shutout for Jungmann and was the Longhorns’ first shutout in a season opener since 1985 when Dennis Cook blanked Texas Lutheran, 5-0, in a seven-inning affair. The right-handed All-American used 95 pitches to hold Maryland scoreless. Jungmann limited the Terrapins to five hits and one walk while striking out nine over 9.0 innings in UT’s 8-0 victory.
Jungmann improved to 11-0 all-time in his 18 starts at UFCU Disch-Falk Field and the Longhorns have yet to lose when the northpaw has started a game at home.
The Temple, Texas native returns to the mound on Friday when the Longhorns open a three-game series in Honolulu against the Hawaii Warriors. First pitch is slated for 10:30 p.m. Central time.