Messinger named to Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Following the conclusion of the 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Sunday afternoon, the Big 12 Conference announced that sophomore third baseman Skyler Messinger earned himself a spot on the All-Tournament Team, as voted on by members of the media covering the event.

Messinger batted .467 (7-for-15) in three games played throughout the tournament, leading the Jayhawks’ offense. He paced Kansas with four runs scored, adding two doubles and two RBIs – good enough for a .600 slugging percentage. Three of Messinger’s seven hits came with two outs and runners in scoring position, where he drove in a pair of runs.

Messinger is the first KU player to earn Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team distinction since a foursome of Jayhawks donned the honor in 2013: shortstop Kevin Kuntz; designated hitter Connor McKay; relief pitcher Jordan Piché; and outfielder Michael Suiter. Three other players earned the same distinction in 2006 (outfielder Matt Baty, third baseman Erik Morrison and second baseman Ryne Price), bringing the total to eight in the 24-year history of the league.