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Scheiner, Cumbie Tabbed All-Americans

June 1, 2017

HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball duo Jake Scheiner and Trey Cumbie were tabbed Second Team All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball, announced Thursday.

2017 marks the first year since 2002 that Houston had two All-Americans named in one season. 2002 saw Jesse Crain, Brad Sullivan and Chris Snyder all earn postseason All-America honors.

Scheiner and Cumbie became the third and fourth Cougars in the last three years under head coach Todd Whitting to be tabbed All-Americans with 2017 marking the third straight year with a Cougar named (Joe Davis, 2016; Andrew Lantrip, 2015).

Scheiner and Cumbie are coming off honors in which they were tabbed the American Conference Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The duo has played an instrumental part in Houston's success, helping the Cougars to a regular-season and a tournament title as well as an NCAA Regional host.

Scheiner currently leads Houston with a .347 average, 78 hits, 17 home runs and 57 RBI.

Jake Scheiner | Junior | UTL

  • Named a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball
  • Named American Co-Player of the Year
  • Named to All-American Athletic Conference First Team (UTL)
  • Named a Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist
  • Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List
  • Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week once.
  • Appeared in all 59 regular-season games, making 58 starts in the infield.
  • Has played shortstop, second base and third base this season.
  • Led the American in home runs with 17 and RBI with 57 as well as total bases with 153.
  • Currently leads the Cougars with a .347 average, 18 doubles and a .680 slugging percentage.
  • Had a career day, tallying a five-hit game vs. Alabama State on March 19 when he belted three home runs and drove in seven RBI.
  • Named National Player of the Week (March 20) after hitting .813 (13x16) with six home runs and 15 RBI, helping the Cougars to a 4-0 week (March 14-19). He slugged 2.063 and scored eight runs.
  • Leads Houston with 17 multi-RBI games and is second with 20 multi-hit games.
  • Has had a hit in 46 of the 59 games and an RBI in 30 of the 59 games.

Jake Scheiner became just the third Cougar in program history to be tabbed Conference Player of the Year and first since 1990. He joins Southwest Conference Players of the Year Keith Darter (1990) and Rayner Noble (1983) on this exclusive list.

Cumbie leads the conference with a 1.88 ERA and a 10-1 record in 14 starts. The southpaw has fanned 80 in 96.0 innings and has four complete games to his name this season.

Trey Cumbie | Sophomore | LHP

  • Named a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball
  • Named American Co-Pitcher of the Year
  • Named to All-American Athletic Conference First Team (SP)
  • Named American Pitcher of the Week twice this season.
  • Led the American with a 1.88 ERA and a 10-1 record during regular-season.
  • Threw three straight complete games, becoming first Cougar since Brad Sullivan in 2002 to accomplish that feat.
  • Has made 14 starts and tossed 96.0 innings.
  • Has four complete games and two complete-game shutouts this season.
  • Struck out 80 to just 13 walks during the regular-season.
  • Struck out a career-high 11 hitters in a complete-game shutout win at Tulane.
  • Won six straight starts from March 8 to April 13
  • Didn't allow an earned run in four of his starts.
  • Earned wins over Prairie View A&M, McNeese, Louisiana-Lafayette, Incarnate Word, East Carolina, Memphis, UConn (x2), Tulane and Cincinnati.

Cumbie became the first 10-game winner since Austin Pruitt went 10-5 back in 2013.

The Lufkin, Texas native, became the fourth Cougar to be named Conference Pitcher of the Year in program history, but first since 2006. He joins C-USA Pitchers of the Year Brad Lincoln (2006), Brad Sullivan (2002) and Kyle Crowell (2000, 1999) representing the league's top honor on the pitching side.


ON DECK
Houston will open play in the NCAA Houston Regional at Schroeder Park against (4) Iowa at 7 p.m. Friday on ESPNU. The Cougars are coming off an American regular-season title and a conference tournament title and own a 40-19 record heading into NCAA play.

The Houston Regional will also welcome (2) Baylor and (3) Texas A&M, who will face each other in the weekend's first game at 2 p.m. CT on Friday on ESPN2.


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