Kansas Baseball: Piche Named Big 12 Conference Newcomer

Kansas Jayhawks closer Jordan Piche, was named the Big 12 conference newcomer on Tuesday. Piche, who leads the conference in saves, earning five during conference games. Piche, posted a record of 3-3 overall and a 2.20 ERA.

Michael Suiter made the second team All-Big 12, as he hit .308 this season and scored 38 runs. Suiter led the Jayhawks with 64 hits, and 32 RBI’s. Alex DeLeon, Ka’iana Eldredge, Kevin Kuntz, Justin Protacio, Dakota Smith and Thomas Taylor all were named to the honorable mention team. DeLeon was second on the team in hits with 62. He led Kansas with 10 homeruns and 17 doubles. Eldredge, made the team for his defensive prowess as a strong catcher. Kuntz, was third on the team in batting percentage at just under .300, while adding 47 hits. Protacio has 48 hits and 33 runs for the season. Smith for the year, added 51 hits while batting .260. Jayhawks starting pitcher Thomas Taylor for the season posted a record of 5-2 and an ERA of 2.32.

Kansas State’s Ross Kivett was named the Big 12 player of the year, while Harrison Musgrave from West Virginia earned pitcher of the year honor’s.

The conference tournament kicks off Thursday, not tomorrow in Oklahoma City, despite the terrible tornado that went through the area on Monday.

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May 21, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jordan Piche was named newcomer of the year for the Big 12 conference. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Topics: Baseball, Jordan Piche, Kansas Jayhawks

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