FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
IRVING, Texas—Casey Lytle and Brett Bochy from Kansas have received the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week honor for games of March 8-14, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Both student-athletes earn the award for the first time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Casey Lytle, Kansas, RF, Jr., 6-2, 183, Phoenix, Ariz./Chaparral
Lytle went 7-for-13 with six runs scored and four doubles in a three-game series at No. 1 LSU. Defensively he connected on a few highlight reel grabs in right field. Lytle had 16 plate appearances against the Tigers while reaching base 10 times (.625 on-base percentage). He also drove in four runs in the series as Kansas upset the nation’s top-ranked team. The junior went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in KU’s 11-9 win on Friday night, and collected a pair of doubles with two RBI and two runs scored in the Jayhawks’ 8-4 win on Sunday. With the three-game series in Baton Rouge, Lytle raised his season average by over 70 points, jumping from .256 to .327.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Brett Bochy, Kansas, Jr., RHP, 6-2, 182, Poway, Calif./Poway
Brett Bochy earned a pair of saves in KU’s series victory over No. 1 LSU. Bochy was called on to pitch 3 2/3 innings of relief, and he retired 11 of the 13 men he faced, including five via strikeout. He allowed no runs and no hits. On Friday night, Bochy came in with the tying run at the plate in the seventh, and struck out a batter to end the inning. Bochy then sat down five straight before a two-out walk in the ninth. He faced a similar situation on Sunday, entering the game with two men on and forcing an inning-ending fly out in the eighth. The junior reliever then retired the side in the ninth, allowing just a two-out walk. Bochy also pitched during KU’s midweek win over Tabor, and recorded three strikeouts in an inning of relief.
2010 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Feb. 22: Brodie Greene, Texas A&M, CF, Sr.
March 1: Aaron Senne, Missouri, 1B, Sr.
March 8: Raynor Campbell, Baylor, INF, Sr.
March 15: Casey Lytle, Kansas, RF, Jr.
2010 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK
Feb. 22: Shawn Tolleson, Baylor, RHP, Jr.
Chad Bettis, Texas Tech, RHP, Jr.
March 1: Cameron Selik, Kansas, RHP, Sr.
Cole Green, Texas, RHP, Jr.
March 8: Jeremy Erben, Oklahoma, RHP, Jr.
Barret Loux, Texas A&M, RHP, Jr.
March 15: Brett Bochy, Kansas, RHP, Jr.