Cats' Edwards, Hutt Named All-Big 12

OKLAHOMA CITY For the second-consecutive season, Kansas State pitchers Daniel Edwards and Brad Hutt were named All-Big 12 as the conference office announced the 2008 All-Big 12 Teams Tuesday at the 2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.


Jose Duran (Texas A&M) was named the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Year, while his coach, Rob Childress, was named Big 12 Coach of the Year. Aaron Crow (Missouri) was named Pitcher of the year, while pitcher Chance Ruffin (Texas) earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors.


Edwards, who was named to the first team in 2007, was named to the second team after finishing the regular season with a 5-3 record and 10 saves, one save shy of tying the single-season record for the second-consecutive year. Edwards, who holds the all-time saves record with 24, has tallied an ERA of 2.72 while opponents are hitting just .192 against him. In the sweep last weekend against Kansas, Edwards picked up the win on both Saturday and Sunday. Furthermore, in his last 14 appearances, the senior from Kingwood, Texas, has allowed just two earned runs in 23 innings, good enough for a 0.78 ERA.


Hutt, a senior from Papillion, Neb., garnered honorable mention honors for the second-straight season. This year, Hutt owns a 6-4 record with a 3.56 ERA in 15 games, including 13 starts. In his last two outings at Oklahoma and Kansas, Hutt is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA as he has allowed just three runs in 13 innings. Last Friday against Kansas, Hutt shutout the Jayhawks in his 6.1 innings, while spraying six hits and tied his season-high in strikeouts with five.


In the last five years under head coach Brad Hill, Kansas State has placed a total of 13 players on the All-Big 12 teams.


The Wildcats will begin play at the 2008 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship against No. 3 seed Oklahoma State at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Bricktown Ballpark. Following an off day on Thursday, Cats will face No. 3 Nebraska at 4 p.m. on Friday, following by a 7:30 p.m. matchup against sixth-seeded Baylor on Saturday.