Taking home Kansas State’s first individual Big 12 weekly honor, Tanner Witt has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week for March 17-23. It also marked the first weekly honor for the senior outfielder this season who has also been serving as a closer for the Wildcats.
Witt’s exceptional week was marked by a .500 batting average after going eight-for-16 while collecting six RBIs. K-State picked up four wins over that span. Impressively, he was six-for-eight against 2012 NCAA regional qualifier Bethune-Cookman. K-State swept Bethune-Cookman in a three-game series while Witt collected four runs and four RBIs against the Cookman Wildcats.
Witt has appeared in 24 games so far this season and is batting .309, including two doubles and 14 RBIs. He is also leading the Big 12 in sacrifice flies with six on the season.
Kansas State is now 17-8 on the year with a 2-1 record in Big 12 play. The Wildcats begin a Big 12 road trip with a three game weekend series against Baylor (11-14, 1-1). A perrenial national power, the Baylor Bears are suffering an off year and K-State will look to build on its sixth in the nation batting average of .323. The school takes a five game winning streak into the series and are coming off a 10-8 victory over former Big 12 member Nebraska.