UK Pitching Star Beggs Named Midseason First-Team All-America
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The NCAA’s sole leader in pitching victories, Kentucky senior right-handed starting pitcher Dustin Beggs (pictured) has been named a midseason first-team All-America by Perfect Game, it was announced on Thursday, April 8.
A native of Roswell, Ga., Beggs leads the nation with a 7-0 record, the only pitching in Kentucky history to win his first seven starts to a season. A 6-foot-2, 200-pounder, Beggs sports a 2.74 ERA in 49.1 innings, allowing 35 hits and seven walks, striking out 43 and allowing opponents to a hit for a .197 average.
In his two-year career, Beggs has a 14-4 record and a 3.34 ERA in 21 starts, fanning 118 and walking only 27 in 143 innings. In his career, Beggs ranks eighth in UK history and third in win-loss percentage (.778). Beggs has worked 11 quality starts in his career, with UK winning 15 of his 21 starts behind him. A 19th round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft and a 32nd round pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Beggs earned Most Outstanding Pitcher honors in the 2016 Tony Gwynn Classic after eight shutout, two-hit innings at San Diego State.
Kentucky (20-8, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) will return to action on Friday, welcoming Alabama for a three-game series, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET at Cliff Hagan Stadium.
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