OSU's Fish Named Big 12 Player Of The Week

Monday, March 18th 2013, 5:49 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma State outfielder Zach Fish is the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week for games played March 11-17, it was announced by the league office on Monday.

Fish helped OSU to a perfect 5-0 week as he led an offense that produced 54 runs in its five outings. The sophomore slugger turned in a .600 batting average (12-for-20) with a team-leading eight RBIs, and he hit safely in all five games to extend a season-long hitting streak to 13 games. The Cowboys' right fielder had multiple hits in four of the five games, including tying a career high with three hits in three of those contests, and also had three two-RBI games. He was 7-for-11 (.636) with runners in scoring position.

In his five-game tear, Fish tallied 20 total bases and turned in a 1.000 slugging percentage. He had at least one extra-base hit in four of the five games and finished with five doubles and a home run. Fish also led OSU with three stolen bases on three attempts and scored a team-high eight runs.

With his production last week, Fish raised his batting average to .392, which ranks eighth in the Big 12, and he also ranks in the top 10 in the conference in hits, homers, doubles, RBIs, runs, total bases and slugging percentage.

Fish is the second OSU player to earn a Big 12 weekly award this season. Tanner Krietemeier was the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Feb. 18.