FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Aaron Senne (Missouri) has earned the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week honor, while Logan Verrett (Baylor) has been selected the Pitcher of the Week for games of April 5-11, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. Senne collects the second weekly accolade of his career, while Verrett is a first-time recipient.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Aaron Senne, Missouri, 1B, Sr. 6-2, 199, Rochester, Minn./Mayo
In five games last week, Senne hit .609 (14-for-23), including a .533 mark in the series at No. 12 Oklahoma. He also tallied two home runs, three doubles and seven RBI. Senne, who is currently on a 16-game hitting streak, had multiple hits in each contest. The Rochester, Minn.-infielder was 3-for-4 in both of the Tigers’ midweek games against SIU-Edwardsville and Illinois. He again recorded a three-hit game in the opener of the OU series. On Saturday, Senne homered in his first at-bat and added a single in the fourth inning. He closed the week by going 3-for-5 with four RBI. He doubled in the third and singled in the fifth, then hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to break an 11-11 tie and carry Missouri to the 12-11 victory in the finale. On the year, Senne is hitting .460 with 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 38 RBI.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Logan Verrett, Baylor, RHP, So., 6-2, 180, Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Verrett turned in one of the best performances in Baylor Ballpark history with a complete-game four-hitter against Texas A&M on Saturday. He posted 13 strikeouts, a venue record. Each of the last 12 strikeouts were swinging, and he issued just two walks. Verrett surrendered just two hits through the first seven innings, and did not allow a runner to advance past second base until consecutive doubles in the eighth ended his shutout bid. He finished the game as strong as he started, striking out the first two and the last two batters of the game. Verrett’s 13 strikeouts were the most by a Bear hurler in a regular season game since Jason Jennings struck out 14 against Kansas in 1999. The Corpus Christi, Texas-righty retired at least one batter in every inning but the eighth, yet never struck out the side. Verrett pitched a full two innings longer than his previous career best of 7.0 innings, helping to save the BU bullpen for Sunday’s series finale.