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Riley Cooper
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Riley Cooper 2408443
Position: LHP
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Texas City, Texas
High School: Texas City HS / Louisiana
Experience: Transfer


Posted a 4-3 record and 3.38 ERA across 24 relief appearances … named NCAA Lubbock Regional Most Valuable Player after picking up three of Sam Houston's four victories, fanning nine across 10 2-3 innings … limited opponents to a team-best .223 average in 50 2-3 innings … struck out a season-high four hitters on as many occasions including across 3 2-3 innings on June 5 vs. Texas Tech … boasted a 45-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio, fanning three or more in his last three outings … did not allow an extra-base hit in nine consecutive appearances entering NCAA Tournament … made 10 appearances in Southland Conference games, limiting opponents to a .210 average, posting a 3.06 ERA in 17 2-3 innings … secured lone save of the season in second appearance, fanning four Bradley hitters across four innings while allowing one hit and one run on March … picked up first victory on May 26 in Southland Conference Tournament, holding New Orleans scoreless across 2 2-3 innings on May 26 ... majoring in kinesiology and minoring in health at Sam Houston.


Redshirted following transfer from Louisiana.

Spent two seasons with Ragin' Cajuns program that earned consecutive Sun Belt championships and regional championships before bowing out in super regionals … posted 2-0 record in five appearances, holding opponents scoreless in three innings as sophomore … made 15 appearances as freshman, tossing 10 1-3 innings for 3.48 ERA.

Pitcher for head coach Matt Cooper at Texas City … helped team to state playoffs freshman and junior seasons … all-district and all-county pitcher of the year as junior … hit .348 that season with 16 RBIs while earning 1.04 ERA and 9-1 record on the mound … played for Columbia Angels … second-team Perfect Game.

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