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2019 All-Big 12 Baseball Awards Announced
May 21, 2019
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OKLAHOMA CITY - The 2019 All-Big 12 Baseball Awards have been unveiled by the Conference, as selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches. Coaches are not permitted to vote for themselves or their own players.

Baylor’s Davis Wendzel and Texas Tech’s Josh Jung shared Big 12 Player of the Year honors, while West Virginia’s Alek Manoah was bestowed with Pitcher of the Year.

K-State’s Jordan Wicks became the second Wildcat to earn Freshman of the Year and TCU’s Jake Guenther is the first Horned Frog to earn Newcomer of the Year. For the first time during his tenure, West Virginia head coach Randy Mazey was selected as Coach of the Year.

Texas Tech, the 2019 Big 12 Conference regular-season champions, led the way with eight All-Big 12 selections and three All-Freshman Team honorees. Baylor, who finished second, followed with seven All-Big 12 honors and an All-Freshman Team pick.

Wendzel leads the Conference with a .385 batting average (60-of-156) and a .500 on-base percentage, while his slugging percentage of .647 ranks third in the league. The junior’s .404 batting average (23-of-57) in conference-only action also leads the league. He has registered a total of 17 doubles and eight homers for 25 extra-base hits and 39 runs-batted-in. Wendzel is the fifth Player of the Year selection from Baylor and the first since catcher Josh Ludy in 2012.

Jung ranks in the top-five in the league in seven different statistical categories: 2nd in doubles (20), 2nd in RBIs (49), 2nd in walks (46), 2nd in on-base percentage (.471), T-3rd in runs scored (1.00), fourth in total bases (111) and fifth in slugging percentage (.597). The junior is the fourth Red Raider and the third in the last four seasons to win Player of the Year honors. He joins Red Raiders Joe Dillon (1997), Eric Gutierrez (2016) and Hunter Hargrove (2017) on that illustrious list.

Manoah, a unanimous selection, registered a 1.91 earned run average in 14 games and fanned 125 during that span. He became the first Big 12 pitcher since at least 2003 to record 15 or more strikeouts in back-to-back Conference games. The junior finished with an 8-3 record and registered the nation’s 11th-best WHIP (0.90) during the regular-season. The Miami, Florida, native is the second Mountaineer to win Pitcher of the Year, joining Harrison Musgrave who won the award in 2013.

Wicks led all Big 12 freshmen with a 3.20 ERA and produced a 6-2 record in 81.2 innings pitched for the Wildcats. He struck out 82, which ranked eighth in the league, and allowed just 24 walks during that span. Wicks is the second K-State pitcher to win Freshman of the Year, joining Jake Matthys who won the distinction in 2013.

After playing two seasons at Sacramento City College, Guenther had an outstanding first season at TCU. The redshirt junior reached base in his first 50 games played – which is the third longest reached base streak in a single-season in Big 12 history. Guenther’s .348 batting average and .470 on-base percentage was third in the Big 12.

A total of five student-athletes earned unanimous All-Big 12 First Team distinction. In addition to Jung, Manoah and Wendzel, Baylor catcher Shea Langeliers and reliever Kyle Hill were unanimous first team selections.

On the All-Freshman Team, Texas Tech led the way with three honorees: right-handed pitcher Clayton Beeter, right-handed pitcher Micah Dallas and catcher Cole Stilwell. Unanimous All-Freshmen selections included K-State’s Wicks, Tech’s Dallas, Baylor’s Chase Wehsener and Texas’ Eric Kennedy.

2019 ALL-BIG 12 BASEBALL AWARDS
Player of the Year: Davis Wendzel, Baylor, Jr., INF, San Clemente, Calif./Jserra Catholic
Josh Jung, Texas Tech, Jr., INF, San Antonio, Texas/MacArthur
Pitcher of the Year: Alek Manoah*, West Virginia, Jr., RHP, Miami, Fla./South Dade Senior
Newcomer of the Year: Jake Guenther, TCU, R-Jr., INF, Oshkosh, Wis./Sacramento City College
Freshman of the Year: Jordan Wicks, K-State, Fr., LHP, Conway, Ark./Conway
Coach of the Year: Randy Mazey, West Virginia

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Name, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Shea Langeliers, Baylor *^& C Jr. Keller, Texas/Keller
Nick Loftin, Baylor +% INF So. Corpus Christi, Texas/W.B. Ray
Davis Wendzel, Baylor *^! INF Jr. San Clemente, Calif./Jserra Catholic
Jake Guenther, TCU INF R-Jr. Oshkosh, Wis./Sacramento City College
Josh Jung, Texas Tech *^& INF Jr. San Antonio, Texas/MacArthur
Cameron Warren, Texas Tech INF Jr. Midwest City, Okla./Seminole State Junior College
Richard Cunningham, Baylor +! OF Sr. Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin HS
Trevor Boone, Oklahoma State@ OF Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Memorial
Gabe Holt, Texas Tech^% OF So. Bonaire, Ga./Veterans
Cade Cavalli, Oklahoma UTL So. Bixby, Okla./Bixby
Andy Thomas, Baylor+ DH Jr. Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta
Ryan Zeferjahn, Kansas+ RHP Jr. Topeka, Kan./Seaman
Nick Lodolo, TCU+%& LHP Jr. LaVerne, Calif./Damien
Caleb Kilian, Texas Tech^ RHP Jr. Flower Mound, Texas, Flower Mound
Alek Manoah, West Virginia* RHP Jr. Miami, Fla./South Dade Senior
Kyle Hill, Baylor* RHP Sr. Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Taylor Floyd, Texas Tech RHP Jr. Frisco, Texas/Grayson Community College
 
ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Name, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Ivan Gonzalez, West Virginia @$ C Sr. Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point
Benjamain Sems, Kansas INF Jr. Chesterfield, Mo./Westminster Christian
Christian Funk, Oklahoma State@ INF Sr. Fresno, Calif./Fresno City Community College
Andrew Navigato, Oklahoma State INF Jr. Riverside, Calif./Cuesta Community College
Brian Klein, Texas Tech INF Jr. Keller, Texas/Timer Creek
Marques Inman, West Virginia@ INF R-Jr. Elyria, Ohio/Elyria
Cole Haring, Baylor OF Sr. Katy, Texas/McLennan Community College
Dylan Neuse, Texas Tech OF So. Fort Worth, Texas/ McLennan Community College
Darius Hill, West Virginia +!~ OF Sr. Dallas, Texas/Dallas Jesuit
Colin Simpson, Oklahoma State+! UTL Sr. Edmond, Okla./Memorial
Paul McIntosh, West Virginia DH So.
Miami Gardens, Fla./Motlow State Community College
Jordan Wicks, K-State LHP Fr. Conway, Ark./Conway
Levi Prater, Oklahoma % LHP So. Ada, Okla./Byng
Jensen Elliott, Oklahoma State $ RHP Jr. Coppell, Texas/Coppell
Bryce Elder, Texas RHP So. Decatur, Texas/Decatur
Jason Ruffcorn, Oklahoma RHP Jr. Cedar Park, Texas/Texas A&M
Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech RHP R-Fr. Colleyville, Texas/Birdville
Sam Kessler, West Virginia! RHP Jr. Mount Sinai, N.Y./Mount Sinai
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Baylor: Daniel Caruso, Paul Dickens, Ryan Leckich, Chase Wehsener, Jimmy Winston
Kansas: Ryan Cyr, Jaxx Groshans, Rudy Karre
K-State: Zach Kokoska, Caleb Littlejim, Terrence Spurlin, Cameron Thompson
Oklahoma: Tyler Hardman, Brady Lindsly, Nathan Wiles, Brandon Zaragoza
Oklahoma State: Peyton Battenfield, Ben Leeper, Carson McCusker, Hueston Morrill
TCU: Austin Henry, Charles King, Adam Oviedo, Marcelo Perez, Johnny Rizer, Conner Shepherd, Josh Watson, Brandon Williamson
Texas: Lance Ford, Blair Henley, Eric Kennedy, Ryan Reynolds, Zach Zubia
Texas Tech: Braxton Fulford, Dane Haveman, John McMillon
West Virginia: Tyler Doanes, Nick Snyder, Brandon White

Ties in voting created three second-team relief pitchers.

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Name, School Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Chase Wehsener, Baylor* INF San Diego, Calif./Christian
Griffin Hassall, K-State RHP New Market, Ontario, Canada/Bill Crothers Secondary School
Jordan Wicks, K-State* LHP Prosper, Texas/Prosper
Ben Abram, Oklahoma RHP Georgetown, Ontario, Canada/Georgetown District
Wyatt Olds, Oklahoma RHP McLoud, Okla./McLoud
Hueston Morrill, Oklahoma State INF/RHP Live Oak, Fla./Suwannee
Brett Standlee, Oklahoma State RHP Jenks, Okla./Jenks
Marcelo Perez, TCU RHP Laredo, Texas/John B. Alexander
Eric Kennedy, Texas* OF Tampa, Fla./Calvary Christian
Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech RHP Colleyville, Texas/Birdville
Micah Dallas, Texas Tech* RHP Aubrey, Texas/Homeschooled
Cole Stilwell, Texas Tech C Rockwall, Texas/Heath


* Unanimous Choice
^2018 First Team Honoree
+2018 Second Team Honoree
@2018 Honorable Mention
%2018 All-Freshman Team
#2017 First Team Honoree
&2017 Second Team Honoree
!2017 Honorable Mention
~2016 Second Team Honoree
$2016 Honorable Mention

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