This is the first career honor for Heaney, who collects the Pitcher of the Week distinction, and French, who was named the Newcomer of the Week. Texas has earned three of the first five Newcomer awards this season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Logan Vick, Baylor, Jr., CF, 5-11, 195, Kerrville, Texas/Tivy
Vick batted .636 (7-for-11) with four doubles, four RBI, four runs scored, two walks and a stolen base to lead Baylor to a three-game sweep of Texas Tech last weekend. The junior doubled in all four games during the week, giving him a Big 12-best 11 on the season. In addition, he slugged 1.000 and reached base at .692 clip, leading Baylor to its first Big 12 series sweep since May, 2010. Vick had multi-hit games in all three games of the Tech series. In the series opener on Friday, he had a two-out RBI single in first inning, walked and scored the game-tying run, plus doubled in the eighth inning. On Saturday, Vick went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a stolen base, an RBI and a run scored. The Kerrville, Texas product also had the game-tying RBI double and scored the go-ahead run. In the series finale, he broke a scoreless tie with a two-out, two-run double in the fourth inning.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Andrew Heaney, Oklahoma State, Jr., LHP, 6-2, 174, Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City
Heaney continued his dominance on the mound with a complete game shutout of Houston in Friday's series opener for the Cowboys. The junior southpaw allowed just three hits, struck out eight and didn't allow a walk in OSU's 14-0 victory. The NCAA leader in strikeouts entering the week, Heaney faced just three batters over the minimum in the contest as he retired the Cougars in order in six innings. Houston collected three singles in the game, but the Cougars did not advance a runner past first base. With the gem, Heaney became the first OSU pitcher to record back-to-back shutouts since Matt Smith in 1998 (Heaney also had a shutout against Alabama A&M on March 9). He is also the first Cowboy since 2008 to turn in two-straight complete games. The junior ranks first in the Big 12 in strikeouts (52), ERA (0.92), innings pitched (39.0) and opposing batting average (.167).
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Parker French, Texas, Fr., RHP, Dripping Springs, Texas/Dripping Springs
French played a part in three of Texas' wins over top 25 teams last week as the Longhorns went 4-0 with French posting a 2-0 record and one save. On Tuesday, with the UT entering the week with a 6-8 record, No. 20 Texas State visited Austin as French took the mound with a 50-pitch limit set. He stretched the 50 pitches over 4.0 scoreless innings, scattering three hits. On Friday in the series opener against No. 17 Oklahoma, the freshman earned his second career save for the Longhorns retiring both batters he faced in the 12th inning as Texas picked up a 7-6 win. With the Horns looking for the road sweep over the Sooners, French silenced Oklahoma's bats by not allowing a hit through the first 5.2 innings in his Sunday start. Texas would go one to win, 9-4. On the week, the Dripping Springs, Texas-native pitched 11.1 innings over three games with five strikeouts and a 3.18 ERA.
|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|