Nolan Kingham winds up for a pitch against Kansas State at UFCU Dish-Falk Field on Friday March 24, 2017. Daulton Venglar/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas hurler Nolan Kingham crowned as organizations name preseason All-Americans

Posted January 9th, 2018


Already an ace, Texas junior pitcher Nolan Kingham is now viewed as an All-American.

Kingham has been placed on the third team of the Perfect Game/Rawlings Preseason All-American team, which was revealed on Tuesday. Kingham, a 6-3 right-hander from Las Vegas, had previously received a third-team nod on Collegiate Baseball’s preseason honor roll.

Kingham was one of seven Big 12 athletes recognized on the the Perfect Game/Rawlings Preseason All-American team. TCU designated hitter Luken Baker and Texas Tech pitcher Steven Gingery were first-team picks. Oklahoma outfielder Steele Walker, Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers and TCU pitchers Durbin Feltman and Jared Janczak landed on the second team.


Kingham was used as UT’s Friday starter throughout much of the 2017 season. UT’s first 10-game winner since Taylor Jungmann in 2011, Kingham complimented his 10-4 record with a 2.84 ERA. The all-Big 12 honoree threw two complete games.

With Morgan Cooper now in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system, Kingham will headline a pitching staff that includes returners Blair Henley, Beau Ridgeway and Chase Shugart. Texas went 39-24 last year. The Longhorns’ 3.15 ERA ranked ninth nationally.

Texas opens its season on Feb. 16 with a home game against Louisiana-Lafayette. The Longhorns’ annual alumni game is set for Feb. 3.