Trey Masek Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
Masek is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 15 innings this season with 15 strikeouts
Feb. 25, 2013
MIAMI - Texas Tech junior right-handed pitcher Trey Masek (Giddings, Texas) has been named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Masek becomes the 15th Red Raider pitcher to earn the award while being the first to receive the award since right-handed pitcher Duke von Schamann earned the honor last season.
Joining Masek with top conference weekly honors are Oklahoma junior infielder Matt Oberste (Player of the Week) and West Virginia junior outfielder Jacob Rice (Newcomer of the Week).
Masek pitched nine scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in a no decision during Tech's 1-0 loss to Connecticut in 11 innings on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., at the UCF Weekend Classic.
He was perfect through three innings retiring all nine batters faced and went on to retire 16 of the first 17 UConn batters he faced. His nine innings pitched marked a career high.
Masek became the first Red Raider to pitch nine scoreless innings in a game since 2007 when A.J. Ramos pitched a nine-inning complete-game shutout against Kansas in Lubbock.
Masek is now 1-0 with a flawless 0.00 ERA in 15 innings of work this season with 15 strikeouts. He is one of only two pitchers in the Big 12 Conference with a perfect 0.00 ERA through two starts this season.
Texas Tech pitchers named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week: