Rolette Earns First Career Big 12 Newcomer of the Week Award

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following his seven-hit weekend, K-State’s Josh Rolette was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for the period ending March 13, the conference office announced.

The Shawnee, Oklahoma native led all Big 12 newcomers in batting average for the week as he hit .500 (7-for-14) with two doubles and three RBI in four games. In the three-game series against Milwaukee, Rolette was 7-for-11 (.636) with multi-hit efforts in each contest. He finished the week with a career-high three hits and two RBI on Sunday to help lead the Wildcats to a 7-0 win and clinch the series.

Among all hitters in the conference, Rolette led the way with his seven hits while he was tied for fifth in average and ninth in OBP (.533).

Rolette, the current owner of a personal-best eight-game on-base streak, has raised his season batting average to .341 (10th in the Big 12) after going 13-for-27 (.481) since February 27. He also has five doubles and six RBI over that same eight-game stretch. He is tied for the team lead in doubles on the season and is second in batting average.

Rolette is the second Wildcat to earn Newcomer of the Week honors this year and third player overall to earn a weekly honor from the Big 12. Jake Scudder (Newcomer) and Jake Wodtke (Player) were honored on February 29 and March 7, respectively.

A Wildcat player has now been named Newcomer of the Week six of the last 10 opportunities, a stretch that dates back to April 13, 2015.

K-State continues its 12-game homestand with a two-game midweek series against Stephen F. Austin at Tointon Family Stadium. Game one of the brief set is on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.