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Cooper Hjerpe Named Semifinalist For Pitcher Of The Year

LUBBOCK, Texas – Oregon State sophomore Cooper Hjerpe is one of 25 semifinalists for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's National Pitcher of the Year Award, it was announced on Tuesday.

Hjerpe is one of two pitchers from the Pac-12 Conference on the list, which also includes Stanford's Alex Williams.

Hjerpe, a Capay, Calif., native, sports a 9-1 record and 2.42 earned run average in 12 starts this season. He is third in the country with 125 strikeouts, doing so in just 78 innings. He has struck out 14.42 batters per nine innings, tops in the nation.