Big 12 Baseball New and Notes Week 11

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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By big12sports.com

Here are the league notes for week 11 of baseball
– In week seven of league play: Oklahoma visits West Virginia, TCU
faces Texas Tech, Texas travels to Oklahoma State, and Baylor heads to
Kansas. The Horned Frogs/Red Raiders series is the first top 10 league
matchup this season.
– In week six of conference action: Kansas and Oklahoma State earned
series wins on the road while TCU and Kansas State won their league
series at home. All series were won 2-1.
– With Texas Tech and West Virginia losing their series last
weekend, TCU has a two-game lead in the regular season standings. The
Horned Frogs were only one of two teams in the top five of the
standings who won their series. The other was Kansas.
– Through Sunday’s games, the league has 44 percent of its teams in
the RPI top 15, the most among all conferences. The RPI is as follows:
4. Texas Tech
9. West Virginia
10. TCU
15. Baylor
36. Texas
37. Oklahoma
44. Oklahoma State
69. Kansas
93. Kansas State
– The leagues holds a 162-67 (.707) record over non-conference
opponents this season.
– The league holds a 34-24 (.586) record over Power 5 Conference
teams, having 13 wins over Pac-12 opponents and 11 wins against the
SEC.
– Offensively, Texas Tech leads the way with a .300 batting average
while Texas tops the pitching statistics with a 2.85 ERA. OSU’s
Garrett McCain leads the league with a .372 batting average and .489
OBP.
– Seven of the league’s teams are receiving votes in at least one
poll nationally, including seven in the NCBWA poll. Texas Tech leads
with multiple top five rankings. Texas Tech is also in the top 10 in
all five polls.
– K-State’s Jake Scudder recorded Big 12 Player of the Week honors
after he helped the Red Raiders earn a series win over West Virginia.
Oklahoma State’s Carson Teel was named Pitcher of the Week for his
second career allocate while K-State’s Will Brennan earned Newcomer of
the Week for the second time this season.
– Through Sunday’s games, Texas is ranked second in the nation in
double plays (48).
– Texas Tech’s Steven Gingery is ranked first in the nation for
victories this season. He is currently 8-0 on the mound with a 1.49
ERA.

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