Texas Baseball: Lebarron Johnson Jr. earns Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

Lebarron Johnson Jr. took home Big 12 Pitcher of the Week following his stellar performance against Kansas on Saturday. Johnson joins Lucas Gordon as Longhorns to earn the award this season.

After dropping game one on Friday, Johnson set Texas up to bounce back and eventually win the crucial road series.

Johnson struck out a career-high 12 Jayhawks across seven innings of one-run baseball. He lowered his ERA to 2.53 and picked up his fifth victory of the season.

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The flame-throwing righty is putting it together down the stretch of the season. Johnson has thrown 18-plus innings, striking out 24 batters and allowing just one run in his last three outings.

The recent emergence of Johnson is a big development for Texas baseball. The one-two punch of ace Lucas Gordon and Johnson makes Texas a dangerous team in a postseason format.

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