Kansas State Outfielder Jared King Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

After a week that saw him hit .625 (10-16) in four games, K-State outfielder Jared King has been named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week.

The honor is well-deserved, as King, a sophomore from Dublin, Ohio, saw 5 of his 10 hits go for extra bases. Over the four games, he drove in 12 runs, scored 7, while compiling a slugging percentage (a stat based upon total bases accumulated per at-bat) of 1.125 and an on-base percentage (which includes walks, hit-by-pitches, etc.) of .650.

King now sits in third place in the Big 12 in batting average (.376), fifth in slugging percentage (.554), and ninth in RBI, with 40. He ranks in the top 10 in 7 other categories as well.

The Wildcats went 3-1 in the four games last week, and are looking to build on the weekend’s sweep of Nebraska-Omaha.