Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Weekly Awards Announced

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

big12sports.com lead photosIRVING, Texas — John Allman ( Kansas ) and Kenn Kasparek ( Texas ) have been tabbed the Phil lips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games of April 28-May 4 in voting by a media panel. Allman is honored for the first time in his career while Kasparek receives his second weekly accolade (March 14, 2006).

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

John Allman, Kansas , OF, Sr., 6-2, 225, St. Lou is, Mo./Rockwood-Summit

Allman went 8-for-16 in four victories against Big 12 opponents last week. He posted a pair of doubles, a home run and six RBI.

The senior left fielder helped KU shut out Missouri for the first time since 2000 and sweep Oklahoma in a series for the first time since 1979.

Allman recorded three hits in KU’s victory over No. 14 Missouri on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium, driving in a pair of key runs in the eighth inning with a single. In KU’s 13-10 win over Oklahoma on Saturday, he went 4-for-5, finishing a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. The St. Lou is , Mo. native scored three times and drove in a pair of runs in the game and made a diving catch in left field in the seventh inning to preserve the lead. Allman also doubled in a run in KU’s 9-4 triumph on Sunday.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Kenn Kasparek, Texas , RHP, Jr., 6-10, 245, Weimar , Texas / Weimar

Kasparek threw 17.0 shutout innings on the week, allowing just three hits, one walk while hitting two batters. He pitched the 20th no-hitter in school history against the Texas State Bobcats on Tuesday, facing the minimum 27 hitters for the first time in school history. Five days later, Kasparek pitched eight scoreless innings on just three hits and one walk in a 2-0 blanking of Baylor in the series finale on Sunday. He fanned 18 batters over two games with nine K’s in each contest.

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.

March 24: Nick Sullivan, Nebraska , OF, Jr.

March 31: Doug Thennis , Texas Tech, OF/1B, Sr.

April 7: Ben Booker, Baylor, OF, Jr.

April 14: Jacob Priday, Missouri , OF, Sr.

April 21: Neil Medchill, Oklahoma State , LF/DH, So.

April 28: Luke Anders , Texas A&M, 1B, Jr.

May 5: John Allman, Kansas , OF, Sr.

2008 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 25: Kendal Volz, Baylor, RHP, So.

March 3: Michael Rocha, Oklahoma , RHP, Fr.

March 10: John ny Dorn, Nebraska , RHP, Sr.

Brooks Raley, Texas A&M, LHP, Fr.

March 17: Shawn Tolleson, Baylor, RHP, Fr.

March 24: Aaron Crow, Missouri , RHP, Jr.

March 31: Lance Hoge, Kansas State , LHP, Jr.

April 7: Aaron Crow, Missouri , RHP, Jr.

April 14: Andrew Oliver, Oklahoma State , LHP, So.

April 21: Travis Starling, Texas A&M, RHP, So.

April 28: Brad Hutt, Kansas State , RHP, Sr.

May 5: Kenn Kasparek , Texas , RHP, Jr.