Texas Tech's Hunter Hargrove and Brian Klein along with Morgan Cooper of Texas have been selected for the 11th set of Big 12 baseball weekly awards. Texas Tech and Texas earned series wins over conference opponents this weekend. This is the second career honor for Hargrove and first career accolade for Cooper and Klein.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Hunter Hargrove, Texas Tech, Sr., INF, Mansfield, Texas
- Racked up a .500/.722/.583 line in five games last week and recorded nine hits in 18 at-bats while drove in six runs and scoring six more for 13 total bases.
- Was instrumental in TTU's 61 runs & 67 hits overall last week as he tied with teammate Brian Klein for the most hits per game at nine.
- Had multi-hit performances against New Mexico (4) and TCU (3) and continues to lead the league in hits with 66, doubles with 19 and total bases with 104.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Morgan Cooper, Texas, RJr., RHP, Jarrell, Texas
- Dominated over 7.0 shutout innings on the road at Oklahoma State.
- Was perfect through 3.2 innings before allowing a two-out single, the first of just two hits he would allow on Friday.
- Did not allow a run and walked just one while striking out a career-high-tying 11 batters. This marks Cooper's third double-digit strikeout effort of the season. He lowered his ERA to a league-best 1.45 and he now sits atop the strikeout board with 86.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Brian Klein, Texas Tech, Fr., INF, Keller, Texas
- Had a career week against two 2016 NCAA Tournament teams and recorded a Big 12-high nine hits in 19 at-bats for a .474/.947/.476 line.
- Included in his nine hits were a double, a triple and two homers, also driving in 10 runs and scoring eight.
- Had a hit in every game last week with four against New Mexico on April 26 and two against TCU on April 30.
Big 12 Baseball Weekly Awards
|Feb. 21||Hunter Hargrove, TTU, Sr., 1B||Jake Irvin, OU, So., RHP||Josh Jung, TTU, Fr., 3B|
|Feb. 27||Garrett Benge, OSU, Jr., 3B||Steven Gingery, TTU, So., LHP||Travis Wacker, OSU, Jr., C|
|March 6||Luken Baker, TCU, So., 1B/DH||Parker Rigler, KSU, Sr., LHP*^||Tucker Cascadden, BU, Jr., IF|
|March 13||Tanner Gardner, TTU, Jr., OF||Carson Teel, OSU, So., LHP*||Brylie Ware, OU, So., DH|
|March 20||Garrett Benge, OSU, Jr., 3B*||Jared Janczak, TCU, So., RHP*||Jonathan Heasley, OSU, Fr., RHP|
|March 27||Austen Wade, TCU, Jr., OF||Nolan Kingham, UT, So., RHP||Grant Little, TTU, Fr., OF|
|April 3||Renae Martinez, OU, Sr., C||Jared Janczak, TCU, So., RHP||Nick Lodolo, TCU, Fr., LHP|
|April 10||Orlando Garcia, TTU, Jr., INF*||Michael Grove, WVU, So., RHP*^||Will Brennan, KSU, Fr., OF|
|April 17||Michael Davis, TTU, Jr., INF||BJ Myers, WVU, Jr., RHP||James Cosentino, KU, Fr., 2B
Brandon White, WVU, Fr., CF
|April 24||Jake Scudder, KSU, Sr., 1B||Carson Teel, OSU, So., LHP||Will Brennan, KSU, Fr., OF|
|May 1||Hunter Hargrove, TTU, Sr., INF||Morgan Cooper, UT, RJr., RHP||Brian Klein, TTU, Fr., INF|
*Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week; ^NCBWA National Player of the Week