Jon Davis (K-State), Dillon Peters (Texas) and Jordan Piché (Kansas) are Big 12 baseball weekly award honorees for games played April 1-7.
Davis earns the Player of the Week honor while Peters is the Pitcher of the Week. Piché claims the Newcomer of the Week distinction.
This is the first career weekly honor for all three players. It is also the first weekly pitcher award for Texas since 2011 and the first newcomer award for Kansas since 2011.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jon Davis, K-State, Sr., OF, Juneau, Alaska/Palomar College
Davis hit .529 (9-for-17) with a home run, eight RBI, two walks and two hit-by-pitches as he led Kansas State to a perfect 5-0 week, including a weekend sweep of Texas Tech. Davis, who recorded a .619 on-base percentage and a .706 slugging percentage over the five games, was also 3-for-4 in steals.
On Tuesday in a 9-1 win over Nebraska, the senior went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two walks. In Friday night’s series opener over TTU, Davis tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth when he hit a two-strike, two-out pitch into right field before K-State won the game in the next at-bat. The next day, Davis jump-started a K-State offense that scored nine first-inning runs with his first-career grand slam en route to a 4-for-4, four-RBI performance. The Juneau, Alaska-product capped his week by going 2-for-3 with another RBI single on Sunday as K-State run-ruled the Red Raiders, 12-2.
Davis ranks second in the Big 12 in on-base percentage (.492), third in slugging percentage (.560), fifth in home runs (5), sixth in runs scored (26), eighth in both RBI (23) and walks (17), and ninth in triples (2). Additionally, Davis is the league leader in hit-by-pitches with 14.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Dillon Peters, Texas, So., LHP, Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral
In Saturday’s 1-0 win over No. 10 Oklahoma, Peters had a no-hit bid stopped in the top of the eighth after throwing seven hitless innings. He finished the game with 7.2 innings allowing just two hits with no runs, no walks and five strikeouts. He started the game with three perfect innings before hitting a batter in the start of the fourth inning - the only batter he allowed through seven innings.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Jordan Piché, Kansas, Jr., RHP, Greeley, Colo./Indian Hills CC
Piché recorded three saves in four scoreless appearances last week, helping the Jayhawks to a series win over No. 19 Oklahoma State and a non-conference victory against Saint Mary. For the week, Piché worked 6.2 innings and allowed no runs on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts. Piché issued a one-out walk in the ninth inning on Friday night against Oklahoma State, which snapped a streak of 19.2 innings without allowing a base on balls (10 relief appearances). He also made a three-inning save in the series-clincher against the 19th-ranked Cowboys, protecting a 3-2 lead. The junior college transfer ranks second in the Big 12 with an 0.59 ERA in 30.2 innings and is also second in the conference in saves with six.