Abilene Christian junior right-hander Clint Cooper Monday was selected as a Lone Star Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week along with Tarleton State's Pete Perez.
The weekly laurel is Cooper's first of the year, and fourth for the Wildcat baseball team. Senior Duncan Blades and freshman Tyler Eager were named Hitter of the Week on Feb. 7 and March 1, respectively, and junior Austin Palmer was selected as the league's co-pitcher of the week (with Perez) on March 6.
Cooper was recognized for this past weekend's relief performances vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville in which he went 2-0 and struck out seven through 4.0 no-hit/no-walk innings of work.
Cooper's first appearance was in the seventh inning of a 1-1 game Friday night with a runner on base, and he responded to the challenge with a strikeout followed by an inning-ending 1-6-3 double play. Cooper then retired all six batters between the eighth and ninth innings with four additional punchouts.
The following day Cooper finished the shutout started by Palmer in game three. Cooper again was called into action with a runner on base, and after allowing a sacrifice bunt and hitting a batter, he struck out the Javelinas No. 3 and 4 batters to preserve the scoreless tie. ACU went on to win the game, 1-0, which lifted Cooper?s season record to 4-2.
ACU returns to action this weekend for a four-game series at Eastern New Mexico.
Information for this story provided by ACU Sports Information.