July 17, 2001
Barnstaple Village, Mass. -
Kansas State senior right-handed pitcher Luke Robertson (Valley Center, Kan.) was selected Tuesday to represent the East Division in the Sprint PCS Cape Cod League All-Star Game in Falmouth, Mass. The all-star game is slated for Sat., July 21 at 7 p.m. CST at Guv Fuller Field.
Robertson was one of eight pitchers named to the 19-member East Division All-Stars, along with Missouri's Drew Endicott. He currently ranks ninth in the league in ERA with a 1.60 average. Overall, he has a 1-2 record with one save in six appearances and three starts for the Harwich (Mass.) Mariners. He ranks second on the team with 37 strikeouts in 33-2/3 innings.
The Cape Cod League is widely regarded as the premier summer wood-bat league in America featuring the best college baseball players from all over the country. The league uses wood bats exclusively, giving hitters and pitchers a head start on their professional careers, while also providing fans with a more traditional sounding game.
The Wildcats' No. 1 starter most of the season, Robertson consistently performed well despite being thrown against everyone else's top hurler. He led the team across the board in pitching, including wins (7), game started (13), complete games (3), innings pitched (90.1) and strikeouts (87). Robertson ranked among the top 10 in the Big 12 in three categories, including fifth in strikeouts per game (8.69), eighth in wins (7) and eighth in innings pitched (90.1). Five of the team's 10 wins in conference play came in his starts, including victories over Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. He became the Wildcats' first Big 12 Pitcher of the Week in more than four years on May 7 after he tossed his second consecutive complete game in conference play with a season-high 11 strikeouts in a 2-1 win over Kansas. In just two full seasons at K-State, he is already tied for eighth in career strikeouts in school history with 160.
He was one of eight Wildcats named to the Coaches All-Big 12 team, as he was an honorable mention selection.
For more information on the Cape Cod League, visit www.capecodbaseball.org.