Monday, May 17, 2010


Mayfield Named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week
Freshman posted complete game shutout on Sunday

Jack Mayfield (right)
May 10, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. -- For the second consecutive week a Sooner was named one of the Big 12 Conference's top players as freshman Jack Mayfield was named the pitcher of the week for games played through May 9.
It marks the first career honor for the Del Rio, Texas, native and the third by a Sooner this season after Danny Black was named player of the week on May 3 and Jeremy Erben collected a pitcher of the week honor on March 8.

Mayfield became the first OU freshman pitcher since 1976 to toss a complete-game shutout in the Bedlam Series as the No. 14 Sooners won 6-0 on May 9 over Oklahoma State.

The true freshman did not walk a batter and surrendered just five hits to go along with his seven strikeouts across the nine innings. Mayfield led OU to its first shutout of the Cowboys since game one of the 1993 series in Tulsa.

In his first career start, Mayfield retired the first nine OSU hitters and faced the minimum in six of his nine innings. The walk-free effort was efficient with 23 first pitch strikes to the 30 batters he faced en route to posting career highs in innings, strikeouts (7) and pitches (117). His previous longest outing was a 3 2/3 relief effort last weekend against KSU.

Mayfield (3-0) has allowed one earned run since the opening weekend and has a 0.95 ERA on the year with 22 strikeouts and five walks in 28 1/3 innings in 2010.