MORGANTOWN, W. VA. – Oregon State left-handed pitcher Cooper Hjerpe keeps adding to his awards this season. on Tuesday, he was selected as the Co-National Pitcher of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
The honor adds to his awards recognition after Friday’s game versus Stanford. He was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week Monday, and has also received national recognition from Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game.
Hjerpe tied a 28-year old Oregon State single-game record with 17 strikeouts versus Stanford on Friday night, equaling Mason Smith’s 1994 mark against Portland.
The 17 strikeouts are the most by an NCAA Division I pitcher this season.
The Capay, Calif., native worked a career-long eight innings, and held the Cardinal to two hits and a run. Stanford failed to put a runner into scoring position against the lefty.
Hjerpe pushed his season strikeout total to 68 in 2022, which ranks tied for fifth and first in the Pac-12. His six wins are also tied for the nation’s lead.