RUFFCORN, GRAHAM RECEIVE BIG 12 PRESEASON RECOGNITION

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 20:32

RUFFCORN, GRAHAM RECEIVE BIG 12 PRESEASON RECOGNITION

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NORMAN — University of Oklahoma pitcher Jason Ruffcorn and infielder Peyton Graham were selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 Baseball Team, the conference office announced Wednesday. The team was selected in a vote by the league's head coaches, who could not vote for their own players.
 
Ruffcorn, a fifth-year senior who was named to the D1Baseball Preseason All-America first team this week, went 1-0 with five saves and a 0.00 ERA in seven appearances during the shortened 2020 season. He notched 12 strikeouts and allowed no runs, just three hits and one walk in 8.0 innings of work, limiting opponents to a .115 batting average against him. The Cedar Park, Texas, product was perfect in four of his seven outings and did not allow a hit in his final five frames of the season. Ruffcorn has pitched 45.0 innings in 37 appearances and registered 16 saves since his arrival at OU prior to the 2019 season as a transfer from Texas A&M. His 11 saves in 2019 led the Big 12 conference.
 
Graham, a redshirt freshman from Waxahachie, Texas, received third-team Preseason All-America accolades by D1Baseball. He started all 18 games as a true freshman last season at third base, compiling a .358 batting average and .457 on-base percentage with three home runs and 10 RBIs. He ranked 15th nationally in doubles (8), 45th in steals (8), 49th in runs (19) and 55th in total bases (41). He was 8 of 9 in stolen bases, had multiple hits in half of his games (nine) and ended the season on a six-game hitting streak. Graham was named Big 12 Player of the Week on March 9, becoming the first Oklahoma freshman to be named Big 12 Player of the Week since 2012.
 
The Sooners, ranked No. 23 in the Baseball America preseason Top 25, open the 2021 season at home, Feb. 19-21, against Southern at L. Dale Mitchell Park.
 
For season ticket information, contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office by phone or text at 405-325-2424 or by email at outickets@ou.edu. Fans may also click here for more details.

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