May 22, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. – University of Houston starting pitcher Austin Pruitt was recently tabbed a Semifinalist for the inaugural Gregg Olson Award, presented to the nation’s Breakout Player of the Year in late June.
For a complete list of Semifinalists, CLICK HERE.
Pruitt is one of 46 in the nation named a Semifinalist. The list of Finalists will be narrowed down and released on June 3.
PRUITT IN 2013
Leads Houston pitching in wins (9-5), starts (14), ERA (2.84), innings pitched (104.2), strikeouts (88), shutouts (2) and complete games (4)... Holding opposing hitters to a .239 clip... Has lasted at least 6.0 innings in all 14 starts... Recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts in win over East Carolina... Has three 10+ strikeout games this season... Threw just the ninth one-hitter in C-USA history in a complete-game, one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in win at Texas State... Named C-USA Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 25) for that effort... Named to the All-Silver Glove Series vs. Rice... Honored as Houston's Team MVP
ABOUT GREGG OLSON AWARD
Through hard work, strength of mind and determination these forty-six players have made the list to honor college baseball's "Breakout Player of the Year". The award is named after former Auburn Tiger star pitcher Gregg Olson, who became one of the top collegiate players in the nation after an initial season filled with only mixed success. Olson went on to become a two-time All American, first round draft pick, American League Rookie of the Year and MLB All Star. Like Olson, these players have elevated their game to an elite level and in many instances their team has mirrored their success as a direct result.
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