K-State’s Jon Davis Named Big 12 Baseball Player Of The Week


Kansas State senior outfielder Jon Davis hit .529 for the week with a home run and eight runs batted in as the Wildcats went 5-0, including a three-game series sweep over Texas Tech. His performance earned him Player of the Week honors in the Big 12. Davis was joined in the weekly conferenxe awards by sophomore left-handed starter Dillon Peters of Texas, who was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, and Kansas junior relief pitcher Jordan Piche, Newcomer of the Week.

Davis went two-for-two in a 9-1 Kansas State midweek win over Nebraska, and tied the game in the bottom of the ninth Friday night against Baylor, when he stroked a two-strike, two-out single to right field. Kansas State went on to win the game in the 10th inning. The next afternoon, the Wildcat outfielder hit a first-inning grand slam and finished the afternoon with a four-for-four performance, as K-State routed the Red Raiders 13-2.

Davis ranks second in the Big 12 in on-base percentage (.492), third in slugging percentage (.560) and fifth in home runs (5).

Texas’ Peters held league-leading Oklahoma hitless for seven innings en route to a 1-0 shutout of the 12th-ranked Sooners. The left-handed starter gave up two hits in 7 2/3 innings, with five strikeouts and no walks. Davis has made eigtht starts this season. He is 2-2 on the year, with an ERA of 2.23.

Piche made four appearances in relief last week for Kansas, giving up no runs and recording three saves. For the week, the right-handed reliever from Greeley, Colo., pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing no runs on four hits, no walks and four strikeouts. For the season, Piche has six saves in 15 relief appearances and a 4-1 won-lost record.

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