KU's Bochy, Price Earn Big 12 Weekly Awards
March 29, 2010
IRVING, Texas –
For the second time in three weeks, Kansas baseball had two players honored with Big 12 weekly awards. Senior second baseman Robby Price and junior relief pitcher Brett Bochy were named conference Player and co-Pitcher of the Week respectively Monday afternoon by the league office. Bochy shares the award with Nebraska’s Tom Lemke.
This marks the second time this season that Bochy has been named league pitcher of the week, also receiving the honor on March 15. Price is recognized by the Big 12 for the first time in his career.
Price, a senior infielder from Lawrence, Kan., hit .474 in five games last week (9-for-19) with two doubles, two triples, a home run and 12 RBIs in helping KU to a 4-1 week. Price led the offense at Baylor over the weekend, helping the Jayhawks earn their first-ever series victory in Waco, Texas. The senior went 6-for-13 against the Bears, including a career-best six-RBI performance in Sunday’s series clinching win. With the strong week, Price extended his season-best hitting streak to eight games, and has raised his batting average from .241 on March 6, to .330 as of Sunday.
Bochy, a junior reliever from Poway, Calif., earned two wins and a save in games against Creighton and at Baylor this week. Bochy pitched 9 1/3 innings out of the Kansas bullpen this week, and allowed just one run on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. This included a six-inning performance on Sunday at Baylor where the right-handed pitcher retired all 18 men he faced in a 14-inning win – the longest KU game since 1992. This season, Bochy is 2-0 with four saves and an 0.83 ERA. Opponents are batting just .099 against him.
The Jayhawks will look to keep their momentum going when they play host to Arkansas-Little Rock Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Hoglund Ballpark.