COLLEGE STATION -- Senior Texas A&M pitcher Kyle Nicholson earned his second Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honor, the league office announced Monday.
Nicholson shared this week’s honor with Oklahoma State pitcher Justin Friend. Oklahoma State outfielder Corey Brown earned the Player of the Week award.
Nicholson, a right-hander from College Station earned two wins out of the bullpen this weekend against Kansas. He pitched a total of 10 innings and allowed just one unearned run. In his 10 innings, he allowed four hits, struck out seven and issued only one walk.
Nicholson entered Friday’s game in the fifth with the Aggies hanging on to a 4-3 lead. He held Kansas to one hit the rest of the way, striking out five and walking one.
After the Aggies used seven pitchers in Saturday’s game, Nicholson was called upon again on Sunday when he was needed most. He entered to start the fifth with the Aggies trailing, 8-6. After surrendering an unearned in the sixth that gave Kansas a 9-6 lead, Nicholson did not allow another run to cross, giving the offense a chance to come back and win the game by scoring three in the eighth and one in the ninth. He allowed three hits, struck out two and walked one.
For the season Nicholson is 6-1 with a sparkling ERA of 0.79 in 45 1/3 innings. He has struck out 37 batters while issuing only seven free passes.
Nicholson also won Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of February 20.