Chadick Tabbed Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Hitting over .400 in his first four career starts and helping K-State win its first ever series at Baylor, freshman Sam Chadick was named Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week for the period ending April 26, the conference office announced. Chadick shared the honor with KU pitcher Ben Krauth. 

A product of Blue Valley Northwest (KS) High School, Chadick hit .438 (7-for-16) with five RBIs, a walk and a run scored over four games last week. The outfielder had a two-hit effort in each of the three contests in the Baylor series, including a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI in the middle game of the set in which K-State won, 5-3. In the series-clinching victory on Sunday, Chadick drove in the game-tying run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth before driving in an insurance run in the ninth with a bunt single to help the Wildcats win, 6-3.

Chadick, who had appeared in his first 16 games this season off the bench, made his first career start on April 21 at Nebraska. He drove in two runs in the non-conference matchup with a two-out single in the eighth inning that gave him his first multi-RBI effort of his career.

For the week, Chadick was among the Big 12's top-10 in RBIs (T-4th), batting average (T-5th) and hits (T-8th).

Chadick is the fourth Wildcat to garner a Big 12 weekly award this season and third to earn the newcomer of the week honor. Tyler Moore (March 9) and Tyler Wolfe (April 13) were the other Wildcats to pick up newcomer of the week accolades, giving K-State its most newcomer honors in a single season in program history. Max Brown, meanwhile, was named player of the week on April 13.

K-State (20-22, 7-11 Big 12) will wrap up its current six-game road swing with a two-game midweek series at Minnesota. First game of the set is on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.