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Baylor Pair & TCU Freshman Honored with Weekly Awards
March 04, 2013
Cal Towey and Max Garner (Baylor) along with Boomer White (TCU) have earned Big 12 baseball weekly honors for games played Feb. 25-March 3. Towey claimed the Player of the Week distinction, while Garner is the Pitcher of the Week. White picks up TCU's first baseball weekly award recognition as members of the league, earning the Newcomer of the Week accolade.

This is the first career honor for all three players. Baylor last swept the Player and Pitcher of the Week in 2012 (Feb. 27 - Logan Vick and Trent Blank) and have accomplished the feat on four occasions (March 14, 2011; March 23, 2004).

Cal Towey, Baylor, Sr., 3B, Seattle, Wash./Eastside Catholic
Towey paced Baylor to a 3-1 record last week by hitting .500 (7-for-14) with 11 total bases, eight RBI, four runs, three walks, two doubles and a triple while slugging .786 and posting a .611 on-base percentage. In a 5-4 comeback win over No. 29 Pepperdine on Tuesday, he went 1-for-4 with two RBI and reached on a hit-by-pitch. He was named the 2013 Astros Foundation College Classic's Most Outstanding Player after going 6-for-10 with six RBI, four runs, three walks, two doubles and a triple at the weekend event. The senior was 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs, a triple and a walk in the Bears' 9-0 victory over Cal on Friday night. Against Houston, he went 1-for-2 with two RBI, a walk, a run and a double. He closed out his week going 3-for-4 with two RBI, a walk, a run and a double as BU defeated No. 12 Rice, 9-2, on Sunday.

Towey has recorded an RBI in a career-high seven games in which he is 10-for-22 with 13 RBI, five runs, five walks, two doubles, a triple, homer and steal. He ranks second in the Big 12 with 13 RBI through three weeks of play.

Max Garner, Baylor, Sr., RHP, 6-3, Austin, Texas/Lake Travis HS
Garner collected All-Tournament honors at the 2013 Astros Foundation College Classic after leading the Bears to a 9-2 victory over No. 12 Rice on Sunday night. The right-hander tossed a career-high 8.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. He shut out the Owls for 8.1 innings before giving up a two-run homer on his last pitch. His 106-pitch effort lowered his season ERA to 2.79 as he has surrendered just six earned runs in 19.1 innings with 17 strikeouts. Garner also pitched 2.1 hitless innings in Baylor's 5-4 win over Pepperdine last Tuesday

Boomer White, TCU, Fr., DH/OF, 5-8, Houston, Texas/Memorial HS
White played in three games and started two as the Horned Frogs won their weekend road series at Jacksonville. The freshman hit .625 (5-for-8) with four runs scored. Of his five hits, three were doubles and one was a home run. He also posted a slugging percentage of 1.375 and an on-base percentage of .667. In the series opener, White came on as a pinch-hitter and delivered a single. In Saturday's contest, he started as the designated hitter collecting a double and his first career home run, which gave TCU a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. In the series finale, he doubled and scored the first run of the game before doubling again in his next at-bat.


Date       Player of the Week           Pitcher of the Week               Newcomer of the Week
Feb. 18 Matt Oberste, Oklahoma, Jr., INF Dillon Overton, Oklahoma, Jr., LHP Tanner Krietemeier, Oklahoma State, Jr., 1B
Feb. 25 Matt Oberste, Oklahoma, Jr., INF Trey Masek, Texas Tech, Jr., RHP Jacob Rice, West Virginia, Jr., OF
March 4 Cal Towey, Baylor, Sr., 3B Max Garner, Baylor, Sr., RHP Boomer White, TCU, Fr., DH/OF

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