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May 22, 2013

Sooners receive Big 12 honors

NORMAN — The Big 12 tournament was pushed a back a day, but the conference announced its All-Big 12 team Tuesday. Oklahoma had six players honored.

Junior right-handed pitcher Jonathan Gray and junior first baseman Matt Oberste led the way as unanimous picks by league coaches.

Gray led the Big 12 with 115 strikeouts and compiled an 8-2 record with a 1.69 earned run average.

Oberste set a Big 12 and Sooner record with his 30-game hitting streak to begin the season. Oberste also led the conference in slugging percentage (.659), hits (81), RBIs (51) and total bases (137). His 10 home runs and .389 batting average ranked second in the league.

Freshman outfielder Craig Aikin, freshman reliever Jacob Evans, junior left-handed pitcher Dillon Overton and senior outfielder Max White were named to the second team.

Aikin hit .340 in conference games. Evans matched the league-high for saves in conference games with six. Overton went 8-2 with a 3.08 ERA during the regular season. White hit .299 with 27 RBIs.

Freshman catcher Anthony Hermelyn and senior shortstop Jack Mayfield were honorable mention selections.

Additionally, Aikin, Evans, Hermelyn and pitcher Ralph Garza Jr. were voted to the Big 12’s all-freshman team.

Individual awards were dominated by regular-season champion Kansas State. Infielder Ross Kivet was named player of the year and reliever Jake Matthys took freshman of the year honors. Kansas State coach Brad Hill was named coach of the year.

West Virginia left-hander Harrison Musgrave was named conference pitcher of the year. Kansas closer Jordan Piché picked up newcomer of the year honors.

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