Terbrak named C-USA Pitcher of the Week at WKU


A Perryville baseball alum is making a name for himself in the college ranks.
Western Kentucky University senior and 2018 Perryville High School graduate Devyn Terbrak was been named the Conference USA Pitcher of the Week, as announced by league officials Monday afternoon.
The recognition marks the Hilltoppers’ first Pitcher of the Week honor this season and third since joining C-USA in 2014, following Ryan Thurston (May 2, 2016) and Sean Bergeron (March 9, 2020).
Terbrak complied a career outing in his fourth consecutive Sunday start against South Dakota State on March 12. Terbrak tossed the first Hilltopper no-hitter in a complete-game shutout against the Jackrabbits, while surrendering just one walk and one hit batter to go along with a career-high 14 strikeouts.
His performance marked the first nine-inning complete-game shutout by a WKU pitcher since March 5, 2022, when Sean Bergeron accomplished the same feat in an 11-0 win against Hartford. The Perryville, Missouri native’s 14 strikeouts are tied for the second-most by a Hilltopper since at least 2005 – as far back as WKU game records go – just shy of Bergeron’s 16 in the complete-game shutout against Hartford.
Along with his C-USA Pitcher of the Week honor, Terbrak was recognized by multiple other national outlets for his impressive outing. D1Baseball ranked him No. 1 overall on the Top 40 Pitchers list from the March 12 slate of games, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper named him one of its National Players of the Week, while Baseball America tabbed him as one of its Week Four Standouts.

For the season, Terbrak owns a 2-1 record and a 2.35 ERA while amassing 29 strikeouts and just four walks in 23 innings of action. Only two pitchers in C-USA have compiled a complete-game shutout in 2023 with Terbrak owning the only no-hitter. He currently ranks in C-USA’s top 10 in ERA (2.35), wins (2), complete games (1), innings pitched (23.0), hits allowed (16), runs allowed (, earned runs allowed (6), walks allowed (4), strikeouts (29), strikeouts looking (, doubles allowed (3), home runs allowed (0), and opponent batting average (.190).
Terbrak started his college career in the Jefferson College where he made 16 appearances on the mound during his two seasons with the team. Terbrak went 4-1 with a 1.99 ERA and struck out 53 batters in 45.0 innings.
He earned All-Conference and All-Region honors with Jefferson.
Terbrak was the ace of the staff during his senior season with the Pirates.
Terbrak earned Conference Player of the Year. as he pitched three of the four conference games and went 3-0 in those games with two shutouts.
Terbrak finished the season with a 4-3 record with 66 strikeouts, 10 runs allowed (8 earned) and a 1.31 earned run average in 42 2/3 innings.
Terbrak finished with a trio of complete games during the conference slate and struck out a total of 37 batters, including 18 in the win over Hillsboro as he helped Perryville earn the JCAA Conference Championship that season.