The Big 12 named their 2011 All-Big 12 baseball honorees on Tuesday and nine Oklahoma Sooners players made the list.
The Oklahoma Sooners, currently ranked No. 12 in the nation, had three players named to the First Team and two players made Second Team. Three Sooners got honorable mentions and two made it to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team.
It shoudn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that team captain Garrett Buechele, ace pitcher Michael Rocha and Johnny Bench Award finalist Tyler Ogle are the three players named First Team All-Big 12.
Garrett Buechele is hitting .336 with eight homers and 61 RBIs on the season. This is his second year to be named to the First Team after making Second Team in his freshman season in 2009.
Michael Rocha recently moved into sole possession of third place on the Oklahoma Sooners all-time wins list for a pitcher with 27 career wins. He leads the Big 12 with five complete games and has 10 wins on the season with a 1.82 ERA.
Oklahoma Sooners Catcher Tyler Ogle is hitting .344 with nine homers and 42 RBIs on the year. He currently ranks in the top 10 in six offensive categories.
Making the second team is outfielder Casey Johnson (.330, 3 HR, 30 RBI) and first baseman Cameron Seitzer (.347, 3 HR, 38 RBI). This is Seitzer’s second year to make the list, earning honorable mention in 2010.
Oklahoma Sooners given honorable mentions in 2011 include DH Evan Mistich (.321, 2 HR, 15 RBI) and starting pitchers Dillon Overton (8-3, 1.83 ERA, 28 BB, 55 SO) and Burch Smith (9-3, 3.91 ERA, 29 BB, 82 SO).
Dillon Overton also earned Big-12 Freshman Team honors along with fellow starter Jordan John (4-0, 2.68 ERA, 14 BB, 44 SO).
The Oklahoma Sooners head into the Big 12 tournament this week, seeded third. They start against Kansas State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Oklahoma City Redhawks Field in downtown Oklahoma City.
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