Oklahoma junior pitcher Jake Irvin leads the Big 12, and ranks 31st nationally, with 103 strikeouts this season. He sports a 2.85 ERA and was named as a first-team All-Big 12 selection last week. This week his list of post season honor grew with the announcement that Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named him as a second-team All American.
Tuesday: Named All-Big 12 First Team
Wednesday: Gets the ball in game one of the Big 12 Tournament
That's a pretty good 24 hours for Jake Irvin. pic.twitter.com/9ZbhlX6fYJ
— Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) May 23, 2018
Irvin ranks 13th all-time at Oklahoma with 235 career strikeouts. He also leads the Big 12 in innings pitched at 91.2 and is also first in opponent batting average at .204. The right-hander is fourth in the Big 12 with a 2.85 ERA.
In 15 starts this season, Irvin has posted a 6-2 record and has a 2.85 ERA. The announcement comes just a day before the Sooners take to the diamond against Mississippi State in Oklahoma’s NCAA Tournament. OU is the #3 seed in the Tallahassee Regional.
Irvin is the first Oklahoma pitcher to earn All-America honors since Jon Gray in 2013.
First pitch between the Sooners and Bulldogs is scheduled for 11:00 Friday morning. The game will be televised by ESPNU.