IRVING -- Texas A&M junior pitcher Barret Loux was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Week by a select media panel, the league office announced Monday.
Loux pitched a gem in the Aggies’ 7-0, series opening win over Winthrop on Friday. In seven shutout innings, the Houston native allowed one hit and two walks while striking out a career-high 12 batters on the night. Facing a team which averaged 10.1 runs per game and was hitting .386, Loux gave up a one-out double in the first and hit the next batter, then retired 19 of the last 21 batters he faced. During his performance, he allowed only two balls out of the infield, the first-inning double and a fourth-inning fly out.
It marked the first conference weekly award of Loux’s career and the second this season for an Aggie, as Brodie Greene took home player of the week honors on February 22. Loux shared the honor with Oklahoma’s Jeremy Erben, while Baylor’s Raynor Campbell was named player of the week.
A&M starts a busy week on Tuesday when the Aggies open two-game set with Penn State. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. and tickets are available by calling 888-99-AGGIE or by logging on to tickets.12thmanfoundation.com.