Jonathan Walsh (Texas), Jordan John (Oklahoma), Ross Stripling (Texas A&M) and Brooks Marlow (Texas) have been named Phillips 66 Big 12 baseball weekly award recipients for games of February 27-March 4. Walsh claims the Player of the Week honor, while fellow Longhorn Marlow earns his second Newcomer of the Week accolade this season. John and Stripling share the Pitcher of the Week distinction. This is the fourth career honor for Stripling, while Walsh and John earn their first weekly conference honors.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jonathan Walsh, Texas, Jr., OF/C, Coppell, Texas/Coppell
Jonathan Walsh batted .500 and posted a .688 slugging percentage last week. He was named to the All-Tournament team at the Houston College Classic, which featured four national ranked squads, including two in the top 5. At the event, Walsh went 6-for-12 with two runs, two RBI, three doubles and one stolen base. In Texas' 11-8 win over No. 5 Rice, Walsh went 2-for-4 with one run, one RBI, two doubles, one stolen base and one sacrifice fly. In Texas' 7-3 loss to Arkansas, he went 3-for-4 with one run, one double and one RBI. He started the week by going 2-for-4 with one run scored in Texas' 2-0 win over Houston Baptist.
CO-PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Jordan John, Oklahoma, So., LHP, Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Jordan John made two appearances over the weekend and recorded a win and a save at New Mexico with 5.1 scoreless innings of relief. The sophomore allowed one hit in the two appearances, combined for a shutout and held opponents to a .059 batting average. On Friday, John pitched the final 1.1 innings (15 pitches) with no hits or walks and one strikeout to improve to 3-1 on the year. On Sunday, he tossed four scoreless innings with one hit, no walks and three strikeouts to earn his first career save. John has appeared in six of the Sooners' 10 games this year and ranks in the top five in that category in the Big 12 Conference along with wins (3), ERA (0.50) and opponent's batting average (.167). He has 15 strikeouts and two walks in 18 innings pitched.
Ross Stripling, Texas A&M, Sr., RHP, Southlake, Texas/Carroll
Texas A&M senior pitcher Ross Stripling showed the form that made him an All-American a year ago during his start against Michigan State on Saturday. The Southlake, Texas, native was impressive as he threw eight shutout innings and scattered just five hits while walking two and striking out five. The victory was Stripling's 23rd career win moving him into a tie with Chris Russ (1998-01) and Ronnie Allen (1989-91) for ninth place in Texas A&M history. He is also three wins shy of cracking the top 10 Big 12 career list.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Brooks Marlow, Texas, Fr., 2B, 5-9, 175, Giddings, Texas/Giddings
Brooks Marlow was named to the All-Tournament team at the talent-laden Houston College Classic which featured four national ranked squads, including two in the Top 5. Marlow logged a .600 batting average (6-for-10), .667 on-base percentage and .900 slugging percentage at the event. He recorded two runs, five RBI, one double, two triples, two walks and a sacrifice bunt. In Texas' 11-8 win over No. 5 Rice, Marlow went 3-for-5 with one run and three RBI. He followed it up by going 3-for-3 with one double, one triple, one run, one sacrifice bunt and two RBI in Texas' 5-4 loss to Tennessee. With Texas trailing 5-3 with two outs and a runner on base in the ninth inning, Marlow delivered a triple to knock in a run and put the tying run at third base. In Texas 7-3 loss to No. 4 Arkansas, Marlow reached base twice via the walk and scored a run.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M senior pitcher Ross Stripling has been honored as Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Week on Monday as he was selected by a panel of media covering the league.
Stripling is joined as the Co-Pitcher of the week by Oklahoma’s Jordan John. Also making the list of weekly Big 12 awards were two Texas players: Jonathan Walsh (Player of the Week) and Brooks Marlow (Newcomer of the Week).
Stripling showed the form that made him an All-American a year ago during his start against Michigan State on Saturday. The Southlake, Texas, native was impressive as he threw eight shutout innings to lead A&M to a 4-0 victory over Michigan State. He scattered just five hits while walking two and striking out five on 111 pitches.
The victory was Stripling’s 23rd career win, moving him into a tie with Chris Russ (1998-01) and Ronnie Allen (1989-91) for ninth place in Texas A&M history.
This season, Stripling owns a 2-0 record on the mound with a 2.08 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 21.2 innings pitched. The right-hander limited opponents to just five walks and a .215 batting average.
Stripling has been named Big 12 Pitcher or Co-Pitcher of the week three times previously in his career and he looks to add to that total, after earning the honor in only the second week it has been awarded this season.