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Gingery is Tech’s first unanimous first team all-American

Posted: June 17, 2017 - 8:27pm

Texas Tech baseball’s Steven Gingery was named a Rawlings first team all-American by the America Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on Saturday afternoon, giving him six accolades for his performance during the 2017 season.

With the award, Gingery becomes the first Red Raider in school history to be named a unanimous first team all-American.

In his second season at Tech, Gingery had a 10-1 record over 15 starts. Through 91 1/3 innings he held an ERA of 1.58. He struck out a team-best 107, while holding opposing batters to a measly .186 at the plate.

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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