May 25, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The future of the Texas Tech baseball
program is only getting brighter and today the league coaches took notice,
naming first baseman Barrett
Barnes the 2010 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year.
Barnes, a native of Sugarland, Texas, was one eight Red Raiders to earn
All-Big 12 accolades as a reward for a fifth place finish in the
regular-season. Barnes, who was also named to the second-team as an
infielder, becomes the first Red Raider to take home the freshman of the
year honor since Roger
Kieschnick did so back in 2006. Additionally, Barnes is just the fifth
Red Raider to earn a Big 12 player of the year honor joining Joe
Dillon (player of the year in 1997), Keith Ginter (newcomer of the
year in 1997), Miles
Morgan (freshman pitcher of the year in 2006) and Kieschnick (freshman
of the year in 2006).
He ended the regular-season with a .338 batting average while posting a
.352 cliip in Big 12 play. His 12 home runs on the season ranked tied for
seventh in the Big 12 while his 68 runs scored led the league.
Joining Barnes on the second team was sophomore designated hitter Scott
LeJeune and junior right-hander Chad
Bettis. LeJeune leads the league in doubles and is just two away from
setting a Texas Tech single-season record while Bettis ranks third in the
conference with 10 saves.
Earning honorable mention honors were seniors Michael
Reed (outfield) and Joey
Kenworthy (infield) along with junior Jeremy
Mayo (infield). Freshman second baseman Jamodrick
McGruder also earned honorable mention honors from the league and was
a candidate for the freshman of the year award.
seed Texas Tech opens up play in the 2010 Big 12 Conference Championships
on Wednesday morning against No. 4 seed Texas A&M. The Aggies won the
regular-season series (two games to one) back in March at Olsen Field.
First pitch is set for 9 a.m. and the Texas Tech Sports Network will hit
the airwaves beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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
Robby Price, Kansas INF Sr. Lawrence, Kan./Free State
Jurica, Kansas State INF Jr. Katy, Texas/Katy
Adam Muenster, Kansas
State INF Sr. Omaha, Neb./Millard North
Aaron Senne, Missouri INF Sr.
Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma INF So. Arlington,
Cameron Rupp, Texas C Jr. Plano, Texas/Prestonwood
Brian Heere, Kansas OF Jr. Lawrence,
Nick Martini, Kansas State OF So. Crystal Lake,
Adam Bailey, Nebraska OF Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz./South
Russell Moldenhauer, Texas DH Sr. Boerne,
Brooks Pinckard, Baylor UTL So. Buda, Texas/Hays
Nicholas, Missouri UTL Jr. Phoenix, Ariz./Scottsdale CC
Texas SP Jr. Coppell, Texas/ Coppell
Brandon Workman, Texas SP Jr.
Barret Loux, Texas A&M SP Jr. Houston,
Chance Ruffin, Texas RP Jr. Austin, Texas/Lake
John Stilson, Texas A&M RP So. Texarkana, Texas/Texarkana
ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Name, School Pos. Cl.
Davis Duren, Oklahoma State INF Jr. Tulsa,
Brandon Loy, Texas INF So. Rowlett, Texas/Rowlett
Shepherd, Texas INF Jr. Flowermound, Texas/Flowermound
Texas A&M INF Sr. Bullard, Texas/Bullard
Barnes, Texas Tech INF Fr. Sugarland, Texas/Fort Bend Austin
Gonzalez, Texas A&M C Jr. Houston, Texas/Mayde Creek
Baylor OF Fr. Kerrville, Texas/Tivy
DJ Belfonte, Nebraska OF Sr. Kansas
Kevin Keyes, Texas OF Jr. Austin,
LeJeune, Texas Tech DH So. Austin, Texas/McNeil
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,
Taylor Jungmann, Texas SP So. Temple,
Evan Marshall, Kansas State RP So. Sunnyvale,
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.
State: Daniel Dellasega, C, Sr.; Kyle Hunter, SP,
Missouri: Michael Liberto, INF, Sr.
Asche, INF, So.; Kale Kiser, DH, So.
Oklahoma: Ross Hubbard, DH,
Sr.; Cameron Seitzer, INF, So.; Max White, OF, Fr.
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.