Clearwater, Fla. (CBS Houston) – Houston Cougar baseball players, Jake Scheiner and Trey Cumbie, were named Co-Player of the Year and Co-Pitcher of the Year in the American Conference on Monday.
Scheiner is the third player in Houston baseball history to win a conference player of the year award. Keith Darter was the latest, as he won the 1990 Southwest Conference Player of the Year. Rayner Noble won the 1983 SWC Player of the year.
Scheiner, who shares the award with Hunter Williams of Tulane, hit .337 with 15 home runs and 52 RBIs during the regular season.
Cumbie is the fourth pitcher in Houston baseball history to win a conference pitcher of the year award. Cumbie joins Brad Lincoln (2006), Brad Sullivan (2003) and Kyle Crowell (2000, 1999).
Robby Howell of UCF shares the award with Cumbie. Cumbie posted a 9-1 record in the regular season with a 2.02 era, and struck out 73 hitters while walking just 12 in 89 innings pitched.
Corey Julks joins Cumbie and Scheiner on the All-American Conference First Team. Julks hit .309 in the regular season with five home runs and 35 RBIs.
Mitch Ullom, Joe Davis and Connor Wong were all named to the Second Team. Ullom was 6-3 with a 3.60 era in his sophomore season. Davis, another sophomore, hit .300 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs. Connor Wong hit .310 with 11 home runs, a team high 54 runs and a team high 22 stolen bases.
Houston opens the action in the American Conference Tournament at 8 a.m. on Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla. against Memphis.