Heere, Price Highlight KU's All-Big 12 Selections
May 25, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. –
Kansas senior infielder Robby Price and junior outfielder Brian Heere were both selected to the All-Big 12 first team by the league’s coaches Tuesday. This marks the first time either player has been a member of the all-conference first team.
Heere, a junior outfielder from Lawrence, Kan., hit .403 during the regular season, including .381 in Big 12 contests. He leads the conference in base hits (89) and ranks fifth in on-base percentage (.481) and eighth in total bases (126). He led the Jayhawks with 28 multi-hit games and tied for second on the team with six homers. Heere had a 19-game hitting streak snapped on Sunday against Oklahoma. The streak was tied for the seventh-longest in school history. He also enters the Big 12 Baseball Championship with the highest career batting average in Kansas history, at .377.
Price, a senior second baseman from Lawrence, Kan., batted .342 with team highs in doubles (19), triples (four) and runs scored (65). The Kansas infielder actually hit better in Big 12 games, posting a .372 average with nine doubles, four homers and 32 runs scored in league games. Price also finished second in the league in total bases (69) in conference contests. The Free State High School graduate won Big 12 Player of the Week honors three times this season and hit safely in 22-straight games – the third-longest streak in KU history.
Kansas senior Cameron Selik (pitcher) and juniors Tony Thompson (third base), T.J. Walz (pitcher) and Jimmy Waters (outfielder) were also named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.
Kansas (31-24-1) will open the Big 12 Championship Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., against Oklahoma at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. Streaming live video will be available on the Big 12’s web site: www.big12sports.com.
2010 ALL-BIG 12 BASEBALL AWARDS
Co-Players of the Year: Nick Martini, Kansas State, OF, So.; Aaron Senne, Missouri, INF, Sr.
Pitcher of the Year: Cole Green, Texas, RHP, Jr.
Freshman of the Year: Barrett Barnes, Texas Tech, INF
Newcomer of the Year: John Stilson, Texas A&M, RHP, So.
Coach of the Year: Augie Garrido, Texas
ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Name, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Robby Price, Kansas INF Sr. Lawrence, Kan./Free State
Carter Jurica, Kansas State INF Jr. Katy, Texas/Katy
Adam Muenster, Kansas State INF Sr. Omaha, Neb./Millard North
Aaron Senne, Missouri INF Sr. Rochester, Minn./Mayo
Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma INF So. Arlington, Texas/Lamar
Cameron Rupp, Texas C Jr. Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy
Brian Heere, Kansas OF Jr. Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence
Nick Martini, Kansas State OF So. Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge
Adam Bailey, Nebraska OF Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz./South Mountain CC
Russell Moldenhauer, Texas DH Sr. Boerne, Texas/Boerne
Brooks Pinckard, Baylor UTL So. Buda, Texas/Hays
Brett Nicholas, Missouri UTL Jr. Phoenix, Ariz./Scottsdale CC
Cole Green, Texas SP Jr. Coppell, Texas/ Coppell
Brandon Workman, Texas SP Jr. Bowie, Texas/Bowie
Barret Loux, Texas A&M SP Jr. Houston, Texas/Stratford
Chance Ruffin, Texas RP Jr. Austin, Texas/Lake Travis
John Stilson, Texas A&M RP So. Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana College
ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Name, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Davis Duren, Oklahoma State INF Jr. Tulsa, Okla./Union
Brandon Loy, Texas INF So. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett
Tant Shepherd, Texas INF Jr. Flowermound, Texas/Flowermound
Brodie Greene, Texas A&M INF Sr. Bullard, Texas/Bullard
Barrett Barnes, Texas Tech INF Fr. Sugarland, Texas/Fort Bend Austin
Kevin Gonzalez, Texas A&M C Jr. Houston, Texas/Mayde Creek
Logan Vick, Baylor OF Fr. Kerrville, Texas/Tivy
DJ Belfonte, Nebraska OF Sr. Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst
Kevin Keyes, Texas OF Jr. Austin, Texas/Connally
Scott LeJeune, Texas Tech DH So. Austin, Texas/McNeil
Jack Mayfield, Oklahoma UTL Fr. Del Rio, Texas/Del Rio
Matt Juengel, Texas A&M UTL So. Friendswood, Texas/Panola College
Logan Verrett, Baylor SP So. Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Zach Neal, Oklahoma SP Jr. Flowermound, Texas/Howard College
Taylor Jungmann, Texas SP So. Temple, Texas/Georgetown
Evan Marshall, Kansas State RP So. Sunnyvale, Calif./Homestead
Chad Bettis, Texas Tech RP Jr. Lubbock, Texas/Monterey
Baylor: Raynor Campbell, INF, Sr.; Gregg Glime, C, Sr.; Joey Hainsfurther, INF, So.; Willie Kempf, RP, Sr.; Shawn Tolleson, SP, Jr.
Kansas: Cameron Selik, SP, Sr.; Tony Thompson, INF, Jr.; T.J. Walz, SP, Jr.; Jimmy Waters, OF, Jr.
Kansas State: Daniel Dellasega, C, Sr.; Kyle Hunter, SP, So.
Missouri: Michael Liberto, INF, Sr.
Nebraska: Cody Asche, INF, So.; Kale Kiser, DH, So.
Oklahoma: Ross Hubbard, DH, Sr.; Cameron Seitzer, INF, So.; Max White, OF, Fr.
Oklahoma State: Kevin David, C, Jr.
Texas: Connor Rowe, OF, Jr.; Cohl Walla, OF, Fr.
Texas A&M: Joe Patterson, DH, Sr.; Michael Wacha, RP, Fr.
Texas Tech: Bobby Doran, SP, Jr.; Joey Kenworthy, INF, Sr.; Jamodrick McGruder, INF, Fr.; Jeremy Mayo, C, Jr.; Michael Reed, OF, Sr.