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Fish, Perrin and Villines Garner Weekly Honors
May 12, 2014
Zach Fish and Jon Perrin (Oklahoma State) along with Stephen Villines (Kansas) have been named Big 12 baseball weekly award winners for games played from May 5-11.
Fish earned the Player of the Week honor, while Perrin collected Pitcher of the Week and Villines earned the Newcomer of the Week. It is the first career conference weekly award for Perrin and Villines. Fish earned a Player of the Week distinction on March 18, 2013.
Zach Fish, Oklahoma State, Jr., OF/DH, Kalamazoo, Mich./Gull Lake
Fish led No. 7 Oklahoma State to a series sweep at Kansas State on a weekend that saw the Cowboys extend their winning streak to nine games. Fish hit safely in all three games against the Wildcats, going 6-for-12 (.500) with two home runs, seven RBI and five runs. He racked up 12 total bases and a 1.000 slugging percentage and also tallied three walks and a .600 on-base percentage. After going 1-for-4 in the series opener, Fish had a 2-for-4 effort that included a home run in Saturday’s series-clinching 6-4 win. In Sunday’s finale, Fish recorded a career-high five RBI, going 3-for-5 at the plate with a three-run homer and a two-RBI single. Following the weekend surge, Fish leads OSU in batting average (.330), hits (64), home runs (10), RBI (38), total bases (106) and slugging percentage (.546) and also ranks in the top 10 in the Big 12 in each of those statistical categories.
Jon Perrin, Oklahoma State, Jr., RHP, Olathe, Kan./Olathe East HS
Perrin was magnificent in the return to his home state as he hurled a shutout to lift No. 7 OSU to an 8-0 win in the Cowboys’ series opener at Kansas State. The junior right-hander racked up a career-high 10 strikeouts and allowed just four hits, all singles, to improve to 6-3 on the season. In tossing his second-career complete game, he faced only five batters over the minimum and walked just one in a 129-pitch effort.

Perrin retired seven in a row to start the game and had multiple strikeouts in three innings. K-State, which entered the game with a .290 team batting average, did not advance a runner to third base in the contest and had only three runners reach second base.

Perrin’s 10 strikeouts bested his previous career high of nine, which came on April 18 in a shutout of Kansas in Stillwater in a game that also marked his last win prior to Friday against the Wildcats. With the shutout, Perrin lowered his ERA to 1.75. He ranks in the top 10 in the conference in wins, shutouts and complete games, as well as innings pitched (77.1), strikeouts (68) and opponent batting average (.238).
Stephen Villines, Fr., RHP, Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro
Freshman closer Villines made three-consecutive appearances on the weekend against West Virginia, a first for the side-armer. In the four innings he pitched, Villines gave up four hits and a run, while striking out one batter, picking up two saves in the process. On Saturday, the hurler closed out the ninth to pick up his seventh save on the season, while Sunday, he sent the seniors out in style for his eighth save, after striking out WVU first baseman Ryan McBroom looking to end the game. In 24 appearances, Villines has given up just seven earned runs, holding opponents to a .216 batting average for a 1.59 ERA.

Date Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Newcomer of the Week
Feb. 17 Mark Payton, Texas, Sr., OF Brandon Finnegan, TCU, Jr., LHP Darryn Sheppard, Baylor, Fr., OF;
Aaron Hernandez, Kansas, Jr., 3B
Feb. 24 Donnie Walton, Oklahoma State, So., SS Frank Duncan, Kansas, Sr., RHP Ryan Long, Texas Tech, Fr., INF
March 3 Ross Kivett, Kansas State, Sr., OF Dillon Peters, Texas, Jr., RHP Chris Sadberry, Texas Tech, Jr., LHP
March 10 Mac James, Oklahoma, Jr., C/1B Josh Michalec, Baylor, Sr., RHP Adam Kirsch, Texas Tech, Sr., OF
March 17 Mitch Meyer, K-State, Jr., OF Dillon Newman, Baylor, Sr., RHP Sheldon Neuse, Oklahoma, Fr., 3B
March 24 Hector Lorenzana, Oklahoma, Sr., SS;
Billy Fleming, West Virginia, Jr., 2B
Austin Stone, Baylor, Jr., RHP Nate Griep, Kansas State, Fr., RHP
March 31 Ross Kivett, Kansas State, Sr., OF Sean Carley, West Virginia, Jr., RHP Tres Barrera, Texas, Fr., C/1B
April 7 Derek Odell, TCU, Jr., INF Preston Morrison, TCU, Jr., RHP Tanner DeVinny, Kansas State, Fr., DH;
Sheldon Neuse, Oklahoma, Fr., 3B
April 14 Eric Gutierrez, Texas Tech, So., 1B Nathan Thornhill, Texas, Sr., RHP Matt Menard, Baylor, Fr., C; Jordan Kipper, TCU, Jr., RHP
April 21 Garret Crain, TCU, Jr., INF;
Jacob Rice, West Virginia, Sr., OF
Riley Ferrell, TCU, So., RHP Daniel Castano, Baylor, Fr., LHP
April 28 Eric Gutierrez, Texas Tech, So., 1B Jordan Piché, Kansas, Sr., RHP Ross Vance, West Virginia, So., LHP
May 5 Adam Toth, Baylor, Jr., OF Preston Morrison, TCU, Jr., RHP Tyler Alexander, TCU, Fr., LHP
May 12 Zach Fish, Oklahoma State, Jr., OF/DH Jon Perrin, Oklahoma State, Jr., RHP Stephen Villines, Kansas, Fr., RHP
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