Rick Zagone Named Co-Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

MUTIGERS.COM Sophomore Rick Zagone
Sophomore Rick Zagone

April 9, 2007

Mizzou sophomore lefthander Rick Zagone has been named Co-Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Last Saturday, Zagone recorded his second complete game in three Big 12 starts this season, as he picked up the victory in the Tigers' 3-0 win over Kansas State on Saturday.

Zagone carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning, as a base hit with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning was all that stood between Zagone and a no-hitter. He struck out a career-high 11 batters and remained unbeaten as he improved to 6-0 on the season.

The complete game shutout was the first by a Big 12 pitcher in a conference game this season. There have been just five complete games in Big 12 games this season, with Zagone claiming two of the five. It was the second complete game for Zagone in his last three starts and he now has three career complete games, with all three coming away from home.

Zagone's 2.88 ERA in conference games is sixth in the Big 12, while his three wins in Big 12 play ranks second and the .196 average for opposing hitters is fourth best in the league.



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