FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
Cameron Rupp and Cole Green from Texas have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week for games of April 19-25, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference. It is Green’s third weekly pitching accolade overall and second in a row, while Rupp is honored for the first time.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cameron Rupp, Texas, C, Jr.-2L, 6-2, 235, Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy
Rupp recorded three doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI while compiling a 1.286 slugging percentage to lead Texas to a 4-0 week. In the Longhorns’ three-game sweep of Oklahoma State, he went 3-for-3 with one double, two home runs and seven RBI in his three first-inning plate appearances. Rupp connected on two-out, three run home runs in the initial inning of the first two games to give UT a lead. The junior catcher posted two doubles, two home runs, four runs and 11 RBI to help Texas register the Big 12’s only sweep of the weekend. He also hit a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Longhorns on the board first in a mid-week victory over UT-Arlington. Rupp went 2-for-4 with one double, one home run, two runs and two RBI against the Roadrunners. Behind the plate, the junior called pitches for a staff that allowed just six runs (five earned) over 36.0 innings for a 1.25 ERA on the week.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Cole Green, Texas, RHP, Jr., 6-0, 210, Coppell, Texas/Coppell
Green pitched his second consecutive nine-inning, complete game shutout. He was the only Big 12 pitcher to post a complete outing last week. The Coppell, Texas-native allowed just four hits (all singles) and two walks while silencing the bats of the second-best offense in the conference. Green is 9-0 on the season while maintaining a 1.82 ERA.