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Baylorís Muncy Named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week
March 27, 2012
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has named Baylor junior first baseman Max Muncy the National Hitter of the Week.

Muncy hit .500 (9-for-18) to lead Baylor to a 4-0 record last week, including a weekend sweep of Kansas. The junior had two home runs, two doubles, nine RBI and seven runs scored. He totaled 17 total bases for a .944 slugging percentage. In the series finale on Sunday, Muncy smacked a game-winning two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning. It was his fourth hit in the contest and broke a 6-6 tie.

The Keller, Texas-native also homered twice and drove in five runs in the second game of the Kansas series. In Friday's series opener, he singled and scored two runs. Muncy started his week with a double, a single, a walk, two RBI and a run in a midweek win at Sam Houston State. His offensive performance helped the Bears open Big 12 play 6-0, Baylor's best start in the league's 16-year history. He ranks fifth in the Big 12 in hits and RBI through six weeks of play.

Muncy joins Josh Ford (2004) as the only Baylor players to garner the award.

The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.

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