Grayson Porter (Baylor), Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) and Jake Barrios (Texas Tech) are Big 12 baseball weekly award recipients for games played March 25-31.
Gray becomes the 13th pitcher to earn three or more Pitcher of the Week honors in a single season. He is the first Sooner to do so. The feat was last achieved twice in 2011 (Taylor Jungmann, Texas, and Ross Stripling, Texas A&M).
Porter, Player of the Week, and Barrios, Newcomer of the Week, pick up their first career weekly accolades.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Grayson Porter, Baylor, Jr., OF, Linden, Texas/McLeod HS
Porter enjoyed a breakout week as he hit .375 (6-for-16) with eight RBI, four runs, two homers, two steals and a double to compile a .813 slugging percentage and .368 on-base percentage. With an RBI in all four games during the week, he started off with a 2-for-4 game on Tuesday against UTSA with a double, run scored and RBI. In Thursday’s series opener against Kansas State, he had a sacrifice fly. On Friday, the junior hit a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and a walk-off two-run homer in the 13th. His 3-for-6 day produced five RBI, two runs scored and a steal. His five RBI were the most by a Baylor player this season. Porter ended the weekend on Saturday by going 1-for-3 with a run scored, RBI, walk and steal.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma, Jr., RHP, 6-4, Chandler, Okla./Eastern Oklahoma State
Gray tied a career high with 12 strikeouts, going all nine innings in a 12-1 win over Kansas in the series opener last Friday. The junior took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, ultimately allowing just two hits, one run and no walks to improve to 5-1 on the year. He leads the Big 12 in innings pitched (53.2), opponent batting average (.152) and strikeouts (63) while also ranking fourth in ERA with a 1.34 mark.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Jake Barrios, Texas Tech, Jr., 3B, Weatherford, Okla./Seward County C.C.
Barrios was a clutch performer all last week for the Red Raiders as he batted .400 (6-for-15), hitting safely in all four games and recording all five RBI with two outs. His top two performances came in the final two games against TCU. The junior transfer went 2-for-4 with two RBI on Saturday and went 2-for-5 with a three-run triple in the first inning against the Horned Frogs on Sunday. Barrios had a .417 on-base percentage last week with a .533 slugging percentage. He went 1-for-3 with two walks in the first game last week at New Mexico State and opened the TCU series going 1-for-3 with four assists at the third base position. On the week, Barrios made five putouts and seven assists at third base while also batting .400.
2013 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 BASEBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
|Date||Player of the Week||Pitcher of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|Feb. 18||Matt Oberste, Oklahoma, Jr., INF||Dillon Overton, Oklahoma, Jr., LHP||Tanner Krietemeier, Oklahoma State, Jr., 1B|
|Feb. 25||Matt Oberste, Oklahoma, Jr., INF||Trey Masek, Texas Tech, Jr., RHP||Jacob Rice, West Virginia, Jr., OF|
|March 4||Cal Towey, Baylor, Sr., 3B||Max Garner, Baylor, Sr., RHP||Boomer White, TCU, Fr., DH/OF|
|March 11||Michael Suiter, Kansas, So., OF||Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma, Jr., RHP||Devon Conley, Texas Tech, Jr., OF|
|March 18||Zach Fish, Oklahoma State, So., RF||Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma, Jr., RHP||Jonny Drozd, Texas Tech, Jr., LHP|
|March 25||Tanner Witt, K-State, Sr., OF||Harrison Musgrave, West Virginia, So., LHP||Jacob Evans, Oklahoma, Fr., LHP|
|April 1||Grayson Porter, Baylor, Jr., OF||Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma, Jr., RHP||Jake Barrios, Texas Tech, Jr., 3B|