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Red Raiders' Kirsch named Big 12 player of the week

Posted: May 20, 2014 - 12:11am
  Norvelle Kennedy 806-392-4348
Norvelle Kennedy 806-392-4348
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Texas Tech senior outfielder Adam Kirsch was named the Big 12 Conference player of the week after his two-home run effort helped lead the Red Raiders to a weekend sweep of West Virginia.

Kirsch finished the weekend 4 for 10 with two home runs, two walks and four runs scored while compiling a .538 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage.

Kirsch, who was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 10, became the first Big 12 player to earn both honors in the same season since Oklahoma’s Hunter Lockwood in 2012.

Kirsch paced the Tech offense in the regular season finale, a 4-0 victory over the Mountaineers, by hitting a solo home run in the second inning to put Tech up 1-0. He scored three times in the game.

He ranks second behind teammate Eric Gutierrez with nine home runs and leads the Big 12 with 19 doubles.

The 22nd-ranked Red Raiders open play in the Big 12 Championships on Wednesday. The No. 4 seed Red Raiders (40-16) will face No. 5 seed Texas (36-16) at 7:30 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

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