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Savage Tabbed Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Week
May 10, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. -- Junior Will Savage (7-3) was named the Big 12 Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week along with Kansas’ Don Czyz, for the week ending May 9.  Savage led the Sooners to three wins last week, including two key conference victories on the road against Kansas State.  

Savage appeared in all four games last week, all in relief, for OU and recorded his first of three wins on Tuesday against Wichita State.  In that game, West Hills, Calif., native pitched 4.2 innings out of the Sooners’ pen, in which he allowed just one run and struck out three. 

In back-to-back games against Kansas State, the reliever worked 4.1 total innings in the two appearances, giving up just two hits and a walk to the 16 Wildcats he faced.  He also appeared in the series opener, tossing an inning in the Sooners’ 8-5 loss.

He combined to record a 1.80 ERA in the four appearances (10 innings) in which he allowed two runs on 10 hits, while striking out three batters opposite one walk.  He currently leads the team in wins, appearances, innings pitched and ranks third in strikeouts.

Steven Guerra is the only other Sooner to collect the honor this season.  Guerra was also a co-winner back on March 29 after throwing a complete game, three hitter, against Texas A&M.

Savage and the rest of the Sooners have the week to prepare for Bedlam baseball, which will pair the sixth-place Sooners (9-12) against the fifth-place Cowboys (10-11) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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