Stouffer Named Co-Big 12 Player Of The Week

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Irving -- Jacob Priday (Missouri) and Blake Stouffer (Texas A&M) have been named Big 12 Baseball Co-Players of the Week, while Austin Wood (Texas) was chosen as Pitcher of the Week for games of April 23-29, the conference announced.

Jacob Priday, Missouri, C/OF, Jr., Sikeston, Mo./Sikeston

Priday hit .545 (6-for-11) against Texas Tech last weekend as Missouri recorded a sweep of the Red Raiders. All six of Priday’s hits were extra-base hits, including three home runs. He drove in nine runs and scored six in the series. Priday connected for a two-run home run in the series opener then had two hits in game two with an RBI triple in the first inning and a two-run double in the third. He finished the weekend with a two-home run game in the series finale. After he drove in a run with a double in the first, he hit a two-run homer in the third inning. Priday then hit his fifth home run of the season to lead off the sixth inning.

Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M, OF, Jr., San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights

Stouffer raised his season RBI total to 61 with nine in four games this week. He became the first A&M player to drive in 60 runs since Cory Patton (67) in 2004. For the weekend, Stouffer hit .500 (6-for-12) with three home runs and three runs scored. He recorded a slugging percentage of 1.125 and had an on-base percentage of .571. He hit a pair of two-run homers in Friday’s series-opening win (12-7) at Baylor Ballpark in Waco. In Saturday’s 5-3 victory, Stouffer delivered a two-RBI single in the ninth to put the Aggies up 4-0. On Sunday, he hit his third homer of the weekend, which was also a two-run blast.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Austin Wood, Texas, LHP, So., Kingwood, Texas, Kingwood

Wood went 2-0 on the week with a 0.75 ERA in two starts. He held Oklahoma State’s offense scoreless for six innings, scattered three hits with two walks while striking out three as Texas earned the first-ever three-game sweep of OSU at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys came into the three-game series with the conference’s highest batting average and most runs scored. Wood’s pitching contributed to handing the Cowboys their its first shutout at Reynolds Stadium in nine years. In Texas’ game on Tuesday, Wood held UT-Pan American to one run on four hits while striking out five over six innings.

2007 BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 12 Kyle Russell, Texas, So., OF

Feb. 19 Doug Thennis, Texas Tech, Jr., 3B/LF

Feb. 26 Jake Opitz, Nebraska, Jr., 2B

March 5 Aaron Reza, Oklahoma, Jr. SS

Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M, Jr., 3B

March 12 Jeff Tezak, Nebraska, Jr., 3B

March 19 Corey Brown, Oklahoma State, Jr., RF

March 26 Beamer Weems, Baylor, So., SS

April 2 Rebel Ridling, Oklahoma State, Jr., 1B

April 9 Andrew Brown, Nebraska, Sr. 1B

April 17 Ty Wright, Oklahoma State, Sr., LF

April 23 Kyle Russell, Texas, So, OF

April 30 Jacob Priday, Missouri, Jr., C/OF

Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M, Jr., 3B

2007 BIG 12 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 12 Oliver Odle, Oklahoma State, Sr., RHP

Feb. 19 Adrian Alaniz, Texas, Jr., RHP

Feb. 26 Kyle Nicholson, Texas A&M, Sr., RHP

March 5 Heath Taylor, Oklahoma, Jr., LHP

March 12 Colt Hynes, Texas Tech, Sr., LHP

March 19 Justin Friend, Oklahoma State, Jr. RHP

Kyle Nicholson, Texas A&M, Sr. RHP

March 26 Tony Watson, Nebraska, Jr., LHP

April 2 Adrian Alaniz, Texas, Jr., RHP

April 9 Rick Zagone, Missouri, So. LHP

Tony Watson, Nebraska, Jr., LHP

April 17 Chase Bayuk, Kansas State, Jr., LHP

Stephen Porlier, Oklahoma, So., RHP

April 23 Tony Watson, Nebraska, Jr., LHP

April 30 Austin Wood, Texas, So., LHP