Texas Tech baseball’s Cameron Warren has been named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Hitter of the Week, the publication announced today.
Cameron Warren of @TTU_Baseball, Jake Kuchmaner of @ECUBaseball and Chris Gerard of @HokiesBaseball are our Division I National Players of the Week https://t.co/TzQHNlEhev pic.twitter.com/dijC4dOFF4— NCBWA (@NCBWA) March 12, 2019
The national honor comes a day after earning Big 12 Player of the week for the first time in his career. It is his first national weekly accolade and the third by a Red Raider in as many years, as Hunter Hargrove picked up the award on May 1, 2017 and Josh Jung received the accolade on April 24, 2018.
Warren, a senior first baseman from Midwest City, Okla., led the Big 12 this week with three home runs and 13 RBI, while ranking third in batting at .500. He hit a home run in three-straight games, starting with a clutch grand slam with two outs in the top of the ninth on Wednesday at San Diego State that put Tech on top 12-9. Warren tallied a hit in all five games, crossed home eight times on the week and added five walks.
In Wednesday’s seesaw affair at SDSU, Warren came up big with the Red Raiders trailing a run and down to their final out. He mashed a grand slam over the wall in left center, sending Tech to the 12-9 victory. Warren followed that with a solo homer in Friday’s series opener with Wichita State before connecting on a three-run blast in the first inning of Saturday’s 15-10 win.
The No. 7 Red Raiders open Big 12 play this weekend with a top-10 showdown at No. 10 Texas. Friday’s first pitch from UFCU Disch-Falk Field is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Longhorn Network.
(Courtesy: Texas Tech Sports Commuincations Department)