Jake Miller (Baylor), Ross Stripling (Texas A&M) and Duke von Schamann (Texas Tech) have earned Phillips 66 Big 12 baseball weekly honors for games of May 16-22, in voting by a panel of media covering the Conference. This marks the first honor for Miller (Player of the Week) and von Schamann (Newcomer of the Week), while Stripling collects his third Pitcher of the Week recognition this season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Miller, Baylor, 3B, So., 6-2, 185, Houston, Texas (Stratford)
Miller hit .467 (7-for-15) with two home runs, a double, four RBI and two runs scored to help Baylor to a 3-1 week and a third consecutive Big 12 series win. The third baseman reached base at a .500 clip and slugged a team-leading .933 during the week. He had an RBI double and single in Tuesday's win over Dallas Baptist before hitting the game-tying home run on the ninth pitch of an at-bat in BU's series-opening win vs. No. 13 Oklahoma on Thursday. The sophomore also had two singles in the series opener, finishing 3-for-4. With Baylor trailing 3-1 in the second game of the OU series, Miller hit another game-tying home run, this time a two-run shot in the sixth inning. He also walked and singled in the game.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Ross Stripling, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr., 6-3, 190, Southlake, Texas (Southlake)
Stripling's four-hit complete game shutout over the No. 4 Longhorns on Sunday gave the Aggies a share of the Big 12 regular season title. The Southlake, Texas, native baffled Texas' hitters all evening and got better as the night went on, retiring the final 14 batters he faced and not allowing a runner past first base after the first inning. Stripling's impressive performance lowered his season ERA to 1.89 and tied him for the most wins in the Conference with 12.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Duke von Schamann, Texas Tech, Fr., RHP, 6-4, Edmond, Okla. (Edmond Santa Fe)
Von Schamann pitched a career-high seven innings while earning the win in Texas Tech's 5-3 series clinching victory over Oklahoma State on Sunday. The freshman held the Cowboys scoreless through seven innings before allowing a solo home run in the eighth inning. He allowed only five hits and didn't walk a batter with three strikeouts in his seventh start of the season. In his last five starts, von Schamann is 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched. While improving to 5-0, von Schamann became the first Tech freshman in over 10 years to start their career 5-0.
2011 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Weekly Awards
|Date||Player of the Week||Pitcher of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|Feb. 21||Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma, 3B, Jr.||Taylor Jungmann, Texas, RHP, Jr.||Kelby Tomlinson, Texas Tech, SS, Jr.|
|Feb. 28||Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma, 3B, Jr.||John Stilson, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr.||Jordan John, Oklahoma, LHP, Fr.-RS|
|March 7||Landis Ware, Baylor, SS, Sr.||Michael Rocha, Oklahoma, RHP, Sr.||Gabe Weidenaar, Oklahoma State, OF, Jr.|
|March 14||Chris Slater, Baylor, OF, Sr.||Logan Verrett, Baylor, RHP, Sr.||Chris Marlowe, Oklahoma State, RHP, Jr.
Erich Weiss, Texas, 3B, Fr.
|March 21||Stephen Hagen, Texas Tech, 1B, Jr.||Ross Stripling, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr.||Andre Wheeler, Texas Tech, OF, Fr.|
|March 28||Jamodrick McGruder, Texas Tech, 2B, So.||Brad Propst, Oklahoma State, RHP, Sr.||Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M, OF, Fr.|
|April 4||Davis Duren, Oklahoma State, 2B, Sr.||Michael Rocha, Oklahoma, RHP, Sr.||Lucas Kephart, Texas, DH, Jr.|
|April 11||Jason Brunansky, Kansas, OF, Jr.||Kyle Hunter, Kansas State, LHP, Jr.||Jared King, Kansas State, OF, Fr.
Erich Weiss, Texas, OF, Fr.
|April 18||Tyler Ogle, Oklahoma, C, Jr.||Ross Stripling, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr.||Zach Johnson, Oklahoma State, Jr., 1B|
|April 26||Conner Mach, Missouri, INF, Jr.||James Allen, Kansas State, RHP, Jr.
John Stilson, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr.
|Krey Bratsen, Texas A&M, OF, Fr.|
|May 2||Stephen Hagen, Texas Tech, 1B, Jr.||Taylor Jungmann, Texas, RHP, Jr.||Dillon Overton, Oklahoma, LHP, Fr.|
|May 9||Jonah Schmidt, Missouri, OF, Sr.||Taylor Jungmann, Texas, RHP, Jr.||Jared King, Kansas State, OF, Fr.|
|May 16||Max Muncy, Baylor, 1B, So.||Mike Strong, Oklahoma State, LHP, Jr.||
Ka'iana Eldredge, Kansas, 2B, Fr.
|May 23||Jake Miller, Baylor, 3B, So.||Ross Stripling, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr.||
Duke von Schamonn, Texas Tech, RHP, Fr.