Purke Adds To Postseason Honors
June 17, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. -- TCU freshman pitcher Matt Purke, who leads the nation with 14 victories, has been named a second-team All-American by Baseball America as well as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Purke is 14-0 with a 3.23 ERA in helping lead the third-ranked Horned Frogs to their first College World Series appearance.
Purke's 133 strikeouts place second for a single season at TCU, trailing only Broadway's 151 in 2005. Purke has allowed just 84 hits in 103 innings, limiting opponents to a .219 batting average.
In his most recent outing, Purke surrendered just one run on three hits while striking out 11 and walking one in a 3-1 victory at Texas in the opening game of the Super Regionals.
Purke will start Saturday when TCU opens College World Series play at 1 p.m. CDT versus Florida State. Purke will be making his 17th start of the campaign, tying him for second on the Horned Frogs' single-season chart. Flint Wallace (1996) and Clayton Jerome (2004) hold the mark with 18 starts.
A native of Spring, Texas, Purke was named the NCBWA's Freshman Pitcher of the Year in addition to being a first-team Freshman All-American.