The Norman Transcript

December 26, 2012

Sooner hurlers selected as preseason All-Americans

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma knows it will enter the 2013 baseball season with two aces on its pitching staff. College Baseball Newspaper validated it on Wednesday.

Junior left-hander Dillon Overton and junior right-hander Jonathan Gray were both named Louisville Slugger Preseason All-Americans by the outlet.

Overton earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2012 after finishing second in the Big 12 in both strikeouts (126) and innings pitched. He went 6-3 with a 3.15 ERA over 22 appearances, including 16 starts. The Weatherford native has a 14-7 record over the last two seasons and a 2.83 ERA.

Gray went 8-4 with a 3.16 ERA and 104 strikeouts over 18 starts and 102.2 innings pitched in his first season with the Sooners after transferring to Oklahoma from Eastern Oklahoma State. A native of Chandler, Gray’s eight victories tied for sixth-most in the Big 12.

The Sooners open the 2013 season on Feb. 15 against Hofstra at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

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