LUBBOCK, Texas –
Oregon State junior Luke Heimlich
is one of five finalists for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Pitcher of the Year award, it was announced on Wednesday.
Heimlich, a left-handed pitcher from Puyallup, Wash., owns the nation's lowest earned run average at 0.81. He is 10-1 on the season and has 120 strikeouts in 111 innings while holding opponents to a .177 average. His 120 strikeouts rank fourth in Oregon State single-season history and are 11 shy of No. 1 Jonah Nickerson's school record of 131 in 2006.
A speech communication major, he was one of 16 Oregon State players honored by the Pac-12 Conference on its All-Academic squad, earning honorable mention. He was also named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week three times during the regular season and is on the Golden Spikes Award Watch List.
Heimlich is 19-10 with a 2.34 ERA in 64 games over three seasons for Oregon State, collecting 218 strikeouts and limiting opponents to a .209 average.
The award winner will be announced later this summer.
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