Spikerman Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Wednesday, 15 May 2024 06:54

Spikerman Named Big 12 Player of the Week

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NORMAN — Oklahoma junior John Spikerman has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week for his performance in OU's three-game sweep of Baylor, the conference announced the weekly honors Monday.

Spikerman led the Sooners to their first Big 12 regular season title in sweep fashion, going 9-for-14 (.643) with five extra base hits, including his first career grand slam. The Sooner leadoff hitter had 10 RBIs, 17 bases and nine runs scored on the weekend, slugging 1.214. The centerfielder also made nine putouts in the field.

Spikerman is batting .407 on the season and .391 in league play, hitting three homers and plating 27 runs in just 29 starts due to a hand injury throughout the months of March and April. 

The weekly accolade is Spikerman's first career Big 12 weekly award and OU's seventh of the season. 

OU heads to Cincinnati for the final week of the regular season, playing at Xavier Tuesday at 2 p.m. CT before a three-game Big 12 set at Cincinnati Thursday-Saturday. 

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