Four Big 12 baseball student-athletes have been named to the Louisville Slugger Division I All-American baseball teams, Collegiate Baseball announced. Pitchers Jonathan Gray (Oklahoma) and Harrison Musgrave (West Virginia) are second team honorees while Ross Kivett (Kansas State) and Matt Oberste (Oklahoma) earned third team recognition.
Gray, a semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, ranks first in the league in innings pitched (110.0), strikeouts (127) and opponent batting average (.181). He is also tied for first in wins (nine) and games started (15) while his 1.55 ERA ranks second.
Nationally, the junior from Chandler, Okla., ranks fourth in strikeouts and 16th in ERA. Gray was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big 12 Baseball Championship last week in Oklahoma City.
Musgrave, who was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, completed the season with a 9-1 record, posted a 2.17 ERA and tossed three complete games. In 95.1 innings of work, Musgrave struck out 81 batters and allowed just 65 hits.
Musgrave is the Mountaineers’ first Louisville Slugger All-American since Jedd Gyorko in 2010 and the program’s first pitcher to be named a Louisville Slugger All-American since Chris Enochs in 1997.
The 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year, Kivett ranks in the top 10 in seven offensive categories for overall games, including a .356 average and 84 hits. The junior infielder is also second in stolen bases (26), tied for fourth in triples (4), and fifth in runs (47) and total bases (108). Kivett is an integral part of the Wildcat’s high octane offense which ranks second in the nation.
Oberste, who tallied the third-longest hitting streak in Big 12 history earlier this season with a 30-gamer, enters NCAA postseason play with a .384 average and 86 hits. The Sooner first baseman ranks in the top five in 10 Big 12 offensive categories, including first in hits, RBI, total bases and slugging percentage.
The Big 12 has totaled 98 Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger All-America selections since 1997 and 475 All-America honorees overall.