IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 Conference named its award honorees for the weekly baseball awards. The Big 12 honors the Player of the Week, Pitcher of the Week, and Newcomer of the Week for individual performances achieved on the field during that week of action.
Hector Lorenzana (Sr., SS) of the Oklahoma Sooners and Billy Fleming (Jr. 2B) of the West Virginia Mountaineers have been named the co-Players of the Week for week six in the Big 12 Conference. Lorenzana really turned things up in the weekend conference match-up against the Kansas State Wildcats having two, three hit games.
Lorenzana hit .474 with three doubles on the week. Lorenzana drove in three runs and scored five more in helping the Sooners win their series with the Wildcats.
Fleming went 9-for-14 on the weekend against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. He hit .647 for the week and was a key piece of the Mountaineer offense. Fleming knocked in five RBI and scored four more during the week that included four multi-hit games consisting of two, two-hit games, a three hit and a four hit game.
Austin Stone (Jr., RHP) of the Baylor Bears was honored as the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week in week 6 for his effort against Oklahoma State on Saturday. Stone tossed a complete game three-hitter while striking out seven over nine innings.
Nate Griep (Fr., RHP) of the Kansas State Wildcats made two starts this week posting a 1.29 ERA and a .188 opponent batting average. Griep three-hit the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday to keep the Wildcats from being swept in the weekend series.
Griep pitched a complete game shut out in defeating the Soooners and moving to 2-0 on the week. Griep allowed only two runs against Air Force while striking out five earlier in the week.