Big 12 Weekly Baseball Awards

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, March 11th, 2017

TCU's Luken Baker (19) celebrates with teammate Josh Watson (7) after a three run homer against Texas A&M during the third inning  of an NCAA Super Regional baseball tournament game, Friday, June 10, 2016, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
TCU sophomore Luken Baker along with Kansas State senior Parker Rigler
and Baylor junior Tucker Cascadden have been selected for the third
set of Big 12 baseball weekly awards.
Baker helped the Horned Frogs record a 4-0 week and three wins
over top 15 teams while Rigler made school history and Cascadden
helped the Bears get their second top 15 win in three days.
The awards mark the first Player of the Week honor and third
combined weekly award for Baker, while Rigler and Cascadden collect
the first allocates of their careers.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Luken Baker, TCU, Sophmore
1B/DH, Spring, Texas
* Named MVP of the Shriners Hospitals for Children College
Classic, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with a double, a triple and a home
run.
* Tallied three runs scored and three walks in the tournament and
went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in TCU’s win over Rice on Tuesday.
* Baker’s 2-run home run in the second inning gave TCU a 6-4 lead
over No. 3 LSU, adding a double and run in the ninth inning.
* Against Ole Miss, Baker went 2-for-4 with his first career
triple, ultimately scoring to make it a 5-0 game.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Parker Rigler, Kansas State
Sr., LHP, Edmond, Okla.
* Made K-State history as he threw the program’s first no-hitter
since 1991 and ninth ever in a 14-0 victory over Eastern Illinois.
* Struck out six and walked two over nine innings for the first
no-hitter in the Big 12 this season.
* Shut down an EIU offense that had scored 21 runs on 27 hits
combined the previous two games.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Tucker Cascadden, Baylor
Jr., IF, Houston, Texas
* Went 4-for-13 (.308) with a walk-off grand slam, two runs, one
double, six RBI and one walk during the week.
* In a win over No. 11 Texas A&M, he went 2-for-3 with a run, walk
and four RBI on a walk-off grand slam.
* Had an RBI in BU’s first 10 games and has one in 11 of 12 games
(16 RBI’s).

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