University of Houston Athletics
CLEARWATER, Fla.(Press Release) – Houston Baseball earned multiple All-American Athletic Conference honors, led by Co-Player of the Year Jake Scheiner and Co-Pitcher of the Year Trey Cumbie, while three Cougars were named to the league's First Team and three to the Second Team, announced Monday afternoon.
Jake Scheiner becomes just the third Cougar in program history to be tabbed Conference Player of the Year and first since 1990. He joins Southwest Conference Players of the Year Keith Darter (1990) and Rayner Noble (1983) on this exclusive list.
Scheiner shared the award with Tulane's Hunter Williams.
Trey Cumbie becomes the fourth Cougar to be named Conference Pitcher of the Year in program history, but first since 2006. He joins C-USA Pitchers of the Year Brad Lincoln (2006), Brad Sullivan (2002) and Kyle Crowell (2000, 1999) representing the league's top honor on the pitching side.
Cumbie shared the award with UCF's Robby Howell.
For the first time in program history, Houston Baseball earned Player and Pitcher of the Year honors in the same season.
Representing Houston on the All-American Athletic Conference First Team was Scheiner, who was a unanimous selection as a utility player, Cumbie as a starting pitcher and junior Corey Julks as an outfielder.
Julks earns his second straight First Team All-Conference selection, while Cumbie and Scheiner earn their first.
Representing Houston on the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team was sophomore Mitch Ullom as a starting pitcher, sophomore Joe Davis as a designated hitter and junior Connor Wong at catcher.
This marks the second straight year that Wong and Davis represented the Cougars on an All-Conference Team, both earning a First Team nod a year ago with Davis also winning the league's Rookie of the Year honor.
FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Trey Cumbie | Sophomore | LHP
Named American Co-Pitcher of the Year
Named to All-American Athletic Conference First Team (SP)
Named American Pitcher of the Week twice this season.
Led the American with a 2.02 ERA and a 9-1 record during regular-season.
Has thrown three straight complete games, becoming first Cougar since Brad Sullivan in 2002 to accomplish that feat.
Has made 13 starts and tossed 89.0 innings.
Has four complete games and two complete-game shutouts this season.
Struck out 73 to just 12 walks during the regular-season.
Struck out a career-high 11 hitters in a complete-game shutout win at Tulane.
Won six straight starts from March 8 to April 13
Didn't allow an earned run in four of his starts.