A former Lufkin Panther added some hardware to his trophy case on Wednesday afternoon as Trey Cumbie was one of three Houston Cougars named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team, which was announced by Collegiate Baseball. He made the team along with teammates Joe Davis and Mitch Ullom. Cumbie, who was a starting pitcher and quarterback for the Panthers for the past few seasons, recently wrapped up a stellar freshman season that ended with him pitching his best baseball over the final weeks of the season.
Cumbie finished the season with a 1.29 ERA and a 5-2 record while making 15 appearances, including five starts. He struck out 42 and walked only nine in 56 innings of work. He did his best work against some of the more recognizable programs in the state. His first win came against Texas on April 12 and he also pitched 12 2/3 scoreless innings in a pair of games against Rice.
Following a win over Rice, he was named the Silver Series MVP in addition to being named the American Pitcher of the Week. In addition to those numbers, he was the winning pitcher for the Cougars in the American Championship tournament game against Cincinnati when he allowed one run while striking out nine batters. It was his second win over Cincinnati. The Cougars finished the season with a 36-23 record before falling in the championship game of the American Conference tournament. Houston just missed out on a berth in the NCAA tournament.