Texas pitcher Nolan Kingham (45) delivers a pitch against Louisiana-Lafayette at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Feb. 16, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas’ Nolan Kingham steps into national spotlight following season-opening performance

Posted February 20th, 2018

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After a strong start to his season, Texas junior Nolan Kingham has remained on one national publication’s radar.

On Tuesday, Kingham picked up the Perfect Game/Rawlings publication’s pitcher of the week award. Kingham was honored alongside Oregon State outfielder Trevor Larnach, who was named the Perfect Game/Rawlings Player of the Week.

Last month, Kingham was placed on the preseason All-American team comprised by Perfect Game/Rawlings.

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In UT’s season-opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 16, Kingham allowed three hits and one walk in a 3-0 win. Kingham struck out a career-high 10 batters in his eight-inning appearance.

Oddly enough, Kingham picked up his national award one day after he was overlooked by the Big 12 Conference. On Monday, the conference honored Baylor’s Cory Bradford as its best pitcher of the season’s first week.

Texas (2-1) is set to host Lamar (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Kingham will next pitch during the Longhorns’ trip to LSU this weekend.

 

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