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Lockwood Leads Baseball Weekly Award Winners
April 02, 2012
Hunter Lockwood (Oklahoma) claimed a share of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week honor and earned the Newcomer of the Week award outright to highlight this week's edition of Big 12 baseball weekly awards. Sharing the Player of the Week accolade with Lockwood is Jake Miller (Baylor), while Duke von Schamann (Texas Tech) collects Pitcher of the Week. Awards are determined through games played March 26-April 1.

This is the second career honor for Miller and first for Lockwood and von Schamann. For the third time in history, Baylor has earned four Big 12 Player of the Week distinctions in a single season (2012, ‘11, ‘04). This marks the eighth time by a league team. The quartet of awards is one shy of the record for a single season (five, Texas Tech, 2004).

Jake Miller, Baylor, Jr., SS, Houston, Texas/Stratford
Miller hit .529 (9-for-17) with two runs, two RBI, a double and one stolen base to lead Baylor to a 4-0 record for the second-straight week. The junior went 3-for-5 with two runs, a double and one RBI in Tuesday's win at Houston - the Bears' first victory at Cougar Field since 2001. In Baylor's series opener against Oklahoma State on Friday night, he registered a 3-for-3 performance with an RBI and sacrifice bunt. On Saturday, the Houston-native went 2-for-4 in the second game of the OSU series, which gave Baylor its first 8-0 start by any team in Big 12 Conference history. He also singled in the 12th inning of Sunday's win against OSU, his ninth hit of the week, raising his season batting average from .250 to .295.

Hunter Lockwood, Oklahoma, Fr., 1B, 5-10, 183, Bedford, Texas/Lawrence Dale Bell
Also named Newcomer of the Week
Hunter Lockwood hit safely in all four games last week to continue his season high eight-game hitting streak. The freshman batted .429 (6-for-14) with two homers, eight RBI, a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage as OU won three of its four games, including a series victory over Kansas State. Lockwood also posted a 1.000 fielding percentage with 34 putouts and four assists at first base. The Bedford, Texas, product had two multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games, including a career-high five runs driven in during Saturday's game against Kansas State. In addition to his two home runs, he also recorded two doubles, two walks and a stolen base in four starts last week. Lockwood leads the Big 12 with eight homers and a .632 slugging percentage, while ranking fourth in the league with 28 RBI and 59 total bases. The Sooner is hitting .301 in his 25 games.

Duke von Schamann, Texas Tech, So., RHP, Edmond, Okla./Edmond Santa Fe
von Schamann notched his third complete game of the season and his second in a row with a two-hit complete-game gem against Kansas last Friday night. He struck out six batters in the contest while allowing one unearned run and issued just one walk. The sophomore has now pitched back-to-back complete games without allowing an earned run during Big 12 play. von Schamann becomes the first Tech pitcher to throw back-to-back complete games since 2005. The right-hander threw a first-pitch strike to 26-of-30 batters while retiring 12 straight batters between the first and fifth inning and later retiring 13 consecutive batters from the fifth inning to the ninth to end the game. Has now pitched 19 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run while his three complete games this season match the most by a Red Raider since 2001.

Date Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Newcomer of the Week
Feb. 20       Dane Opel, Missouri, Jr., OF         Thomas Taylor, Kansas, Jr., RHP         Brooks Marlow, Texas, Fr., 2B 
Feb. 27       Logan Vick, Baylor, Jr., OF       Trent Blank, Baylor, Sr., RHP       Chase Stevens, Oklahoma State, Jr., RHP
March 5    Jonathan Walsh, Texas, Jr., OF/C Jordan John, Oklahoma, So., LHP
Ross Stripling, Texas A&M, RHP    
Brooks Marlow, Texas, Fr., 2B
March 12    Jake Brown, Kansas State, Sr., INF
Robbie Rea, Oklahoma    State, Jr., 2B
Dillon Overton, Oklahoma, So, LHP  Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma, So., RHP
March 19    Logan Vick, Baylor, Jr., OF      Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State, Jr., LHP Parker French, Texas, Fr., RHP
March 26    Max Muncy, Baylor, Jr., 1B  Michael Wacha, Texas A&M, Jr., RHP Blake Holovach, Missouri, Jr., LHP
April 2    Jake Miller, Baylor, Jr., SS
Hunter Lockwood, Oklahoma, Fr., 1B
Dule von Schamann, Texas Tech, So., RHP Hunter Lockwood, Oklahoma, Fr., 1B
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