Longhorn pitcher Nolan Kingham started against Kansas at UFCU Disch-Faulk Field on March 16, 2018. JAMIE HARMS / FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Pitcher Nolan Kingham honored by Big 12 after leading Longhorns to two victories

Posted March 26th, 2018

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The Big 12 was paying attention to Nolan Kingham’s busy week.

On Monday, the Big 12 named Texas junior Nolan Kingham its pitcher of the week. It was the first time that Kingham has been honored by the conference this season. He was, however, named the nation’s top pitcher by the Perfect Game/Rawlings publication after the season’s first week.

This past week, Kingham earned a win and a save as Texas went 3-1 in its game against Oklahoma State and Sam Houston State. He pitched a perfect ninth inning in a 3-2 win over the nationally-ranked Bearkats on Tuesday. Four days later, he gave up one run over eight walk-less innings against Oklahoma State.

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To top things off, Kingham was ejected from a 10-5 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday after he argued with an umpire from Texas’ dugout.

Kingham joins teammates Blair Henley, Kody Clemens and Masen Hibbeler on the Big 12’s honor roll. Henley won Kingham’s award on Feb. 26. Last week, Clemens and Hibbeler were recognized as the conference’s top player and newcomer.

Texas (15-10) will travel to Texas State on Tuesday.

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