Lots of great numbers this week…which stood out most to you? For me, it's all about Palisch…


1 - Total number of runs allowed for A&M relief ace Jacob Palisch in his last eight outings COMBINED. That dates back to the win over Texas in Austin four weeks ago and spans a total of 17 innings, during which the grad transfer from Stanford has also racked up 27 strikeouts with just two walks and lowered his ERA from 5.60 to 3.12.

Palisch was incredible in two games against Arkansas (both wins for the team and saves for Palisch's statline), tossing four scoreless innings with seven Ks and just one walk on Friday and then coming back with a brilliant two-inning performance on Sunday with no walks and three strikeouts, pitching the Ags out of a major jam in the eighth en route to his third save of the year.

On the season, Palisch has 46 Ks and just six walks in 34.2 IP. That's 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7.7:1. In conference play, those numbers rise to 31 strikeouts and three walks (10.3:1) in 22 frames (12.7 Ks per nine IP).

All three of Palisch's saves this season have come since April 12. He currently ranks 11th in ERA in league games (2.86), opposing batting average vs. SEC opponents (.212) and is tied for third in walks allowed in league games (3).