IRVING -- Texas A&M junior first baseman Luke Anders (College Station, Texas) was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week by a select media panel, the league office announced Monday.
Anders, who earned the first weekly honor of his career, hit .467 to pace Texas A&M to a 4-0 week that included a three-game sweep of No. 4 Missouri. Anders hit two home runs, drove in five and scored four runs, while getting hit once and drawing three walks.
In addition, he posted an .867 slugging percentage, a .579 on-base percentage and was perfect in the field in 25 chances at first base. Anders’ two home runs came in Saturday’s victory over the Tigers, marking his second multi-homer game of 2008.
The junior has been on a tear of late and now sits third on the team with a .377 batting average, while leading the way in home runs (11), slugging percentage (.703) and on-base percentage (.514). Anders’ 40 RBI ranks him fourth on a squad that averages 8.2 runs per game.
It was the third weekly honor for A&M in 2008 and first on the offensive side, as earlier freshman Brooks Raley (March 10) and sophomore Travis Starling (April 21) earned pitcher of the week accolades. Anders became the 13th Aggie all-time to win the award.
Kansas State’s Brad Hutt was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week.
No. 5 Texas A&M returns to action Tuesday when the Aggies (37-7) travel to Fort Worth to face former SWC rival TCU (29-15). First pitch at Lupton Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m.
BIG 12 BASEBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Feb 25 – Tyrone Hambly, Okla. St. Feb. 25 – Kendal Volz, Baylor
Mar 3 – Rebel Riding, Okla. St. Mar 3 – Michael Rocha, Oklahoma
Mar 10 – Roger Kieschnick, Texas Tech Mar 10 – Brooks Raley, A&M / Johnny Dorn, Nebraska
Mar 17 – Craig Corriston, Nebraska Mar 17 – Shawn Tolleson, Baylor
Mar 24 – Nick Sullivan, Nebraska Mar 24 – Aaron Crow, Missouri
Mar 31 – Doug Thennis, Texas Tech Mar 31 – Lance Hoge, Kansas State
Apr 7 – Ben Booker, Baylor Apr 7 – Aaron Crow, Missouri
Apr 14 – Jacob Priday, Missouri Apr 14 – Andrew Oliver, Oklahoma State
Apr 21 – Neil Medchill, Oklahoma State Apr 21 – Travis Starling, A&M
Apr 28 – Luke Anders, Texas A&M Apr 28 – Brad Hutt, Kansas State
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