On the heels of earning Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honor on Monday, senior pitcher Mark Appel was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.
Appel was also the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week, marking the third time that the Houston native has won the award in his career.
Against No. 22 Texas last Friday, Appel carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and wound up finishing the game with a career-high 14 strikeout while just giving up three hits. Behind Appel’s strong arm, the Cardinal downed the Longhorns 2-0 and went on to sweep the series.
The senior ace will take the mound this Friday night against UNLV.