For the second straight week a member of the Nebraska baseball team earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, as Garett King was selected for the honor on Tuesday by the league office after Elijah Dilday was recognized last week.
King went a career-high 8.0 innings and issued only two hits to improve to 3-0 on the year in 5-1 win over Creighton last Tuesday at Hawks Field. The 6-3 right hander struck out five and didn’t issue a walk for the second straight start. King was perfect through the first four innings, before Harrison Crawford led off the fifth with a triple down the right-field line that just escaped the out-stretched glove of Austin Darby. Crawford scored CU’s lone run of the game when Brett Murray lifted a sacrifice fly into center field.
Following the triple, King went on to retire 12 of the final 13 Jays he faced, before junior Jeff Chesnut took the mound in the ninth and retired the Jays in order to finish the win.
A native of Anaheim Hills, Calif., King is scheduled to start for the Huskers tonight at Kansas State. He has made seven appearances this year, including four starts, and has a 2.00 ERA over 27.0 innings of work with 14 strikeouts to four walks.