IRVING, Texas – University of Oklahoma baseball’s Nathan Wiles (Overland Park, Kan.) has been named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 15 as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. The sophomore right-hander led the Sooners to 6-0 shutout win over Texas on Sunday afternoon.
Wiles pitched a career-high 7.2-scoreless innings as Oklahoma shutout the Longhorns for the first time since March 16, 1957. He matched his career-high in strikeouts at seven and issued just one walk, which came in his final inning of work.
Throughout the game, Wiles did not allow a runner to reach third base. He pitched with a runner in scoring position only four times; all of which came with two outs.
The award is the first for Wiles and the third earned by a Sooner this season. The last Sooner to earn Pitcher of the Week was junior RHP Jake Irvin (Bloomington, Minn.). On the season, Wiles is 3-2 with a 3.32 earned run average and 6.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Oklahoma is off in the midweek and returns to action Friday, April 20 with a road series at Texas Tech.