Three From Big 12 Earn All-America Status In Baseball

Juniors Jonathan Gray and Matt Oberste of Oklahoma and Ross Kivett of Kansas State have been named to the Baseball America All-America Teams.

Kansas State second baseman Ross Kivett has been named to the 2013 Baseball America All-America Third Team. Kivett, a junior, led the Big 12 in hits and runs scored this season on the country’s second best hitting team.

Gray, the ace of the Oklahoma pitching staff this season and the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball amateur draft, was a first-team selection. Oberste hit .373 and led the Big 12 in three offensive categories (and was second in two others) this season. He was named to the second team.

K-State’s Kivett, a third-team selection, was one of five Wildcat hitters who finished in the top 10 in the conference in hitting on the country’s second-best hitting team, made the third team. The K-State cecond baseman led the Big 12 in hits and runs scored. Kivett, the Big 12 Player of the Year,  was one of seven Kansas State players named to the All-Big 12 First Team for 2013.

OU’s Gray was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the first-round of the MLB Draft. Oberste was a seventh-round pick by the New York Mets, and Kivett was picked in the 10th round by the Cleveland Indians.

 

 

Topics: Baseball, Baseball America All-America Teams, Kansas State Wildcats, Oklahoma Sooners

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