Oklahoma State Baseball: Carson Teel named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

The Oklahoma State baseball program had its third player receive individual weekly honors from the Big 12 Conference this week.

The Oklahoma State baseball team finished the weekend on a solid note, winning both legs of yesterday’s doubleheader against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. The starting rotation had a phenomenal weekend as well.

Jensen Elliott and Tyler Buffett both spun absolute gems, although Buffett’s effort did not lead to a victory. Yet, Elliott did claim his third victory of the season over the weekend. He is now 3-0 on the season.

However, the pitcher that had the best overall week last week is sophomore left-hander Carson Teel. The Stillwater native gathered two wins last week, coming against the Missouri State Bears and the Jackrabbits.

Teel threw nine innings over the course of two appearances. He struck out 15 batters over those nine innings, only allowing four hits, one walk, and one earned run. Teel’s 15 strikeouts were the most of any Big 12 pitcher last week. His efforts garnered him Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors, the first Cowboy pitcher to do so this season.

However, that was not the only award Teel walked away with for last week’s effort. Teel was named one of 10 National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association (NCBWA) National Player of the Week honorees.

Teel is the third Cowboy to receive weekly honors from the Big 12. Catcher Travis Wacker received Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors and third baseman Garrett Benge received Big 12 Player of the Week honors earlier this season.

Texas Tech’s Tanner Gardner received Big 12 Player of the Week honors this week. Oklahoma’s Brylie Ware received Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors this week, as well. Ware and the Sooners face the Cowboys on March 20 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

Teel now owns a total record of 2-1 on the season with a 3.86 earned run average and 23 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings pitched.

You can view the entire press release for OK State baseball receiving Big 12 honors this week here. You can view the entire 2017 OK State baseball schedule here.

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