Big 12 Baseball: Odell, Morrison, DeVinny, Neuse Earn Weekly Honors

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IRVING, Texas – The TCU Horned Frogs’ Derek Odell and Preston Morrison, along with the Kansas State Wildcats’ Tanner DeVinny and the Oklahoma Sooners’ Sheldon Neuse take home the Big 12 Conference weekly awards for player, pitcher and newcomer of the week.

Odell, Morrison and Neuse had big contributions in their teams’ series wins this weekend while DeVinny was a bright spot in the Wildcats’ series loss.

TCU junior infielder Derek Odell is the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week following a 9-for-14 week that included five walks. Odell was on base 14 times and stole three bases. Odell posted a .643 average and .737 on base percentage while scoring six runs and knocking in a pair of RBI.

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TCU junior righty Preston Morrison captured the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week after dominating the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday to clinch the series win for the Horned Frogs.

Morrison threw a complete game, one-hitter in which he allowed only a walk while fanning seven Mountaineers. Morrison began the game sitting down 17 straight WVU hitters.

Kansas State freshman designated hitter Tanner DeVinny is the Big 12 Conference co-Newcomer of the Week going 6-for-10 with a pair of doubles.

DeVinny hit a home run, while driving in three runs while drawing a couple of walks and stealing a base.

Oklahoma freshman third baseman Sheldon Neuse shares the Big 12 Conference co-Newcomer of the Week award after finishing the week with a .833 slugging percentage. Neuse had an eight RBI day on Saturday, hitting two three-run homers. Neuse went 7-for-18 for a .389 average with a triple and a pair of steals. Neuse also pitched a scoreless inning for the Sooners.

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