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Tech’s Davis Named NCBWA National Hitter of the Week
April 12, 2016

Big 12 Player of the Week Michael Davis has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Hitter of the Week.

Davis led all Big 12 players with 11 RBI last week as he helped lead the Red Raiders to a 4-1 road trip that included a midweek split at No. 5 Florida State and then a series sweep at No. 16 Oklahoma State. The three wins over the Cowboys marked Texas Tech’s first sweep against a ranked opponent since the 2002 season. The Red Raiders are now 11-1 in Big 12 play, marking their best start to league action in school history.

The Lubbock, Texas native hit .400 for the week (8-for-20) as he recorded four runs scored, four doubles and a team-leading 11 RBI. He capped the week with a seven RBI performance Sunday that marked the most runs driven in by a Red Raider since Chris Richburg had seven on May 1, 2007, at Dallas Baptist. It also marked the most RBI for a Red Raider in a Big 12 contest since Gera Alvarez also had seven RBI on May 19, 2002, against Baylor. Davis cleared the bases twice in the win, as he had a three-run double in the third inning and then another in the sixth. He opened the week going 2-for-5 with two RBI, both off doubles, in Texas Tech’s 8-4 victory at No. 5 Florida State. Davis closed the week with three multi-hit games, two of which that came in the Oklahoma State series, as well as a pair of multi-RBI games.

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