Baylor's Bradford earns Big 12 pitcher of the week

Baylor's Bradford earns Big 12 pitcher of the week
Posted at 10:11 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 23:11:24-04

Baylor baseball sophomore left-handed starting pitcher Cody Bradford was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Bradford, who earned the honor for the first time in his career on Feb. 19, also captured the accolade on March 19. His three awards this season mark the first time a BU pitcher has done so since Mark McCormick in 2005.

The Aledo, Texas, native posted a one-hit, 10-strikeout, one-walk, complete-game shutout vs. TCU on Friday, setting career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts. He sent down his first nine batters, walked his first batter in the fourth and gave up a one-out hit in the same frame. He then retired the final 17 batters. He faced 29 batters.

Bradford’s effort marked Baylor's first one-hitter since Logan Verrett vs. Louisiana Tech on March 11, 2011 and he recorded BU's most strikeouts in a game since Max Garner also fanned 10 at Kansas on May 3, 2013. Bradford's one-hitter vs. TCU marked the first time TCU had been one-hit since April 25, 2008 at San Diego State in a 4-1 loss.

The award marks the fourth this season for Baylor. Under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez, the Bears have collected 12 Big 12 weekly accolades.