LUBBOCK, TX - Texas Tech baseball’s Steven Gingery added two more All-America honors on Wednesday, receiving recognition from the National College Baseball Writer’s Association & from Perfect Game/Rawlings.
It is the fourth first team honor for the Huntington Beach, California, lefty this year, making him the 10th Red Raider in program history to earn multiple top team nods and just the fifth with four or more. Clint Bryant is the only other Tech player in the school record books with more first team accolades, picking up five over the 1995-96 seasons.
Two weeks ago, Gingery and senior Hunter Hargrove (third team) achieved All-America status by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, while Gingery also earned first team awards from Baseball America this week. Josh Jung (CBN) and Grant Little (NCBWA) have been given freshman team honors over the last two weeks.
Gingery is the 13th first team award winner in program history and the ninth first team honoree from the NCBWA. Corey Taylor picked up third team accolades in 2015, while Josh Bard in 1999 was the last first team recipient.
Gingery’s award also marks the 32nd given by the NCBWA to a Red Raider since Saul Bustos in 1993. The Red Raiders have had an All-American or a freshman All-America award winner in every season under head coach Tim Tadlock and his staff, totaling 16 overall in five years.
His fourth All-America accolade of 2017 is also the 100th overall in Tech history.
Earlier in the day, Gingery was named the National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Foundation, the first Red Raider to ever receive the award.
In his second season in the scarlet & black, Gingery was masterful on the mound, racking up a 10-1 record over 15 starts. Through 91.1 innings, he allowed only 21 runs, 16 earned, for an ERA of 1.58. He struck out a team-best 107, while holding opposing batters to a measly .186 at the plate.
His 10 victories marked back-to-back seasons a Red Raider pitcher has hit double-digit win totals, as Davis Martin accomplished the feat in 2016. It was also the 10th time Tech has had pitchers register 10-win seasons in consecutive years. The win total also ranks 10th in the NCAA in 2017 and is tied for ninth all-time at Texas Tech.
Gingery’s ERA of 1.58 is the lowest since Corey Taylor’s NCAA-best 0.31 in 2015. Gingery’s mark is the sixth-lowest in school history in a single season and is eighth in the country this year.
After throwing eight strikeouts against Sam Houston State on June 3, Gingery (107) became the first Red Raider to push past the 100-strikeout threshold in a season since Chad Bettis (102) in 2010. In doing so, Gingery’s 107 punch outs were the most at Tech in a season since Monty Ward rung up a school-record 151 batters in 1998.
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