Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Weekly Award Winners

Brandon Workman in the 9th inning. Photo provided by Doanld J Boyles
Brandon Workman in the 9th inning. Photo provided by Doanld J Boyles

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

NU’s Bailey, UT’s Workman Honored As Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Weekly Award Winners

IRVING, Texas—Adam Bailey (Nebraska) has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week, while Brandon Workman (Texas) has earned the league’s Pitcher of the Week accolade for games of Feb. 23-March 1, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is the first conference weekly award for both student-athletes.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Adam Bailey, Nebraska, OF/LHP, Jr., 6-1, 195, Scottsdale, Ariz./South Mountain CC

Bailey hit .333 along with a Big 12-leading 10 RBI and three home runs in five games last week. He also compiled a .952 slugging percentage and 20 total bases, both of which ranked second in the league. Six of Bailey’s seven hits went for extra bases. Bailey started the week producing the highest single-game RBI total (six) by a Husker in three years. The Scottsdale, Ariz. native had a 3-for-5 outing with two doubles and a homer in addition to posting a career-high RBI in the 10-6 win over North Dakota. Bailey also keyed NU’s come-from-behind 14-12 victory over Missouri State by going 2-for-5, while tallying a triple and a homer. His eighth-inning two-run triple broke a 12-all tie. In that game, NU overcame deficits of 5-0, 8-4 and 12-8 before scoring six times in the bottom of the eighth. At Sam Houston State on Saturday, Bailey hit his third home run of the week, and also allowed one unearned run over three innings of work to collect his first save.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Brandon Workman, Texas, RHP, So., 6-5, 220, Bowie, Texas/Bowie

Workman allowed just two walks and one player to reach base on an error, facing the minimum 27 batters to record the 21st no-hitter in UT history. He also posted the conference’s only complete game shutout on the week, while pacing the Big 12 in ERA and opponent batting average. The Bowie, Texas hurler fanned 10 Penn State batters, one shy of his career high. On the season, Workman has yet to give up a run and has only surrendered two hits and two walks over 16.0 innings.

2009 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 23: Caleb Shofner, Texas A&M, 3B, So.

March 2: Adam Bailey, Nebraska, OF/LHP, Jr.

2009 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 23: Shaeffer Hall, Kansas, LHP, Jr.

March 2: Brandon Workman, Texas, RHP, So.