March 17, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Mitch Meyer of the K-State baseball team was named Big 12 Player of the Week for the period ending March 16, the conference announced.
A native of Stilwell, Kan., Meyer hit .538 (7-for-13) with a double, two home runs and nine RBI in four games last week. The junior outfielder led the Big 12 in RBI and slugging percentage (1.077), tied for the conference lead in home runs, and finished second in the Big 12 in batting average, total bases (14) and on-base percentage (.625). He also finished in the Big 12's top-10 for walks (3, T-5) and hits (7, T-6).
Meyer's offensive contributions helped K-State bat a Big 12-best .401 as a team last week. His nine RBI also helped the Wildcats score 51 runs in the week's four games.
In 14 games this season, Meyer is batting .275 (11-for-40) with three doubles, two home runs and 16 RBI. Both his home run and RBI totals are tied for the seventh-best among Big 12 players.
It is Meyer's second career Big 12 Player of the Week award after he earned the honor for the first time on May 20, 2013. Meyer is the second Wildcat to be named the conference's player of the week this season as Ross Kivett garnered the award on March 3.
K-State has been awarded 21 Big 12 Player of the Week awards in conference history and 43 total Big 12 weekly awards.
Meyer and K-State (11-7), which is on a 10-game winning streak, will face Air Force (4-13) in a two-game midweek series at Tointon Family Stadium starting on Tuesday, March 18. First pitch of game one of the series is set for 6:30 pm while game two on Wednesday, March 19 will be at 3 pm.