FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
IRVING, Texas — Jose Duran (Texas A&M) and Kyle Gibson (Missouri) have received the Phil lips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week awards, respectively, for games of May 5-11 in voting by a media panel. Both student-athletes are honored for the first time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jose Duran, Texas A&M, SS, Jr., 5-11, 190, Fort Worth, Texas/North Central Texas College
Duran hit a team-high .421 in four road games last week with a home run, eight RBI and six runs scored. He also led the Aggies with a .542 on-base percentage while extending his hitting streak to 22 games. The Fort Worth , Texas native hit safely in every contest last week. Five of his eight RBI came with two outs.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Kyle Gibson, Missouri , RHP, So., 6-5, 185, Greenfield , Ind. / Greenfield Central
Gibson recorded a complete-game win and a save over last weekend in Mizzou’s three-game series at KansasOn Friday, Gibson entered the contest in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and two outs and struck out the first batter he faced to record his first save of the year. Gibson then posted his second complete game victory of the season as Missouri run-ruled Kansas , 12-1 in seven innings, in the series finale on Sunday. He was perfect through the first 3.2 innings of the game and struck out eight, allowing just one run on five hits to improve to 8-1 on the year. .
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.
May 12: Jose Duran , Texas A&M, SS, Jr.
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: Johnny 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.
May 12: Kyle Gibson, Missouri , RHP, So.