FROM PRESS RELEASE
IRVING, Texas— Craig Corriston (Nebraska) and Shawn Tolleson (Baylor) have been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games of March 10-16 in voting by a media panel. Both student-athletes are recognized for the first time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Craig Corriston, Nebraska , 1B, Sr., Paris Texas/Paris JC
Corriston guided the Huskers to a 5-0 week, including a sweep at Kansas State while extending Nebraska ’s win streak to 13 games — their longest since 2000. He hit .579 (11-for-19) with six runs scored, four doubles and four RBI. Corriston also stole a pair of bases and recorded three multi-hit contests.
The Paris , Texas native tied or established career highs in hits twice during the week, including his first career four-hit game in the series-clinching win at KSU on Sunday. Corriston went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the 11-4 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday. In the series opener on Friday, he drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth-inning.
Corriston finished the week with a .591 on-base percentage and a .789 slugging percentage. He was also perfect in the field on 49 chances.
PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Shawn Tolleson, Baylor, RHP, Fr., Fairview , Texas/Allen
Tolleson pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in Baylor’s 3-0 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. One of two hits allowed was a bunt single in Tolleson’s first career complete game and fourth start overall. It also marked Baylor’s first complete-game shutout in Big 12 play since 2006. He held the final 22 batters hitless and retired 13 of OSU’s final 14 batters, allowing only a leadoff walk in the ninth. Tolleson recorded a career-best six strikeouts.
2008 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Feb. 25: Tyrone Hambly, Oklahoma State , 2B, Jr.
March 3: Rebel Ridling , Oklahoma State, 1B, Sr.
March 10: Roger Kieschnick , Texas Tech, RF, Jr.
March 17: Craig Corriston, Nebraska , 1B, Sr.