Wolfe, Moore Earn Second Big 12 Weekly Awards

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- K-State's Tyler Moore and Tyler Wolfe both earned their second career Big 12 weekly awards on Monday as Moore was named the conference's Co-Player of the Week and Wolfe the Newcomer of the Week for the period ending May 3. It is Moore's first Player of the Week honor after he was tabbed as the top newcomer on March 9 while for Wolfe, it is his second newcomer accolade in the last four weeks.


The pair of junior college transfers powered a K-State offense that paced the Big 12 in team batting average (.298), runs (43) and walks (39) last week. Moore was the conference leader in several key offensive categories, including batting average (.529, 9-for-17), on-base percentage (.591) and slugging percentage (1.176). The catcher, who also hit two home runs among his five total extra-base hits, was 3-for-5 in caught-stealing attempts as well. Wolfe was the conference's top RBI producer, tallying seven in five games, while also finishing tied for first in walks with six and third in OBP with a .560 clip.

Moore started four of the five games he played in last week, recording a hit in each start and notching a pair of multi-hit efforts. Last week's Big 12 hits leader helped improve his season batting average to .323, which is now 10th-best in the conference, while moving into the top-10 for slugging (7th, .520).

Wolfe, who also threw a scoreless inning of relief on April 29 at Minnesota, used his five games last week to extend his personal-best on-base streak to 12 contests. The Des Moines Area Community College transfer has a walk in each of his last four games, helping him rank tied for seventh in the Big 12 in walks this year with 28.

K-State, which has nabbed five total honors in the last four weeks, featured a top newcomer for the second straight week as Sam Chadick was named Co-Newcomer of the Week on April 27. Meanwhile, Max Brown (Player) and Wolfe (Co-Newcomer) grabbed a pair of honors for the week of April 6-12.

The six Big 12 player of the week awards this season are the most in a single season in program history, surpassing the previous mark of five set three times (Last: 2014). K-State is tied for third among Big 12 schools in total weekly honors this season, trailing Oklahoma State (8) and Texas Tech (7).

K-State will wrap up its non-conference schedule with the second of two meetings against Wichita State this season on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The game at Eck Stadium can be watched on Cox Kansas (Cox channel 22/2022) or heard on News Radio 1350 KMAN and www.k-statesports.com.

The Wildcats will follow up Tuesday's road contest with their final home series of the year when they take on Big 12 foe, Oklahoma, at Tointon Family Stadium from May 8-10.