TCU and Texas Tech are not only sharing a conference title, but a conference player of the year crown as well. For a stretch that saw him knock 11 home runs over the course of his last 17 games, Evan Skoug has been named the Big 12 Player of the Year along with the Red Raider’s Hunter Hargrove.
TCU’s junior catcher caught fire late, especially when his Bash Brother - sophomore Luken Baker - went down with injury. Skoug finished the season with 16 home runs - good for best in the conference -, 54 RBIs, and a .370 average. He was especially dangerous once Baker went down with an injury, powering the Frogs to a 3-3 record in their slugger’s absence.
Joining Skoug as all-Big 12 honorees are eight other Frogs, including four on the first team. Second baseman Cam Warner, right fielder Austen Wade, and starting pitcher Jared Janczak all made the first team alongside their catcher.
Luken Baker was honored on the second team as an infielder, joining centerfielder Nolan Brown, reliever Sean Wymer, and freshman starting pitcher Nick Lodolo. Pitcher Brian Howard and closer Durbin Feltman were honorable mentions.
TCU begins the #ToadtoOmaha Wednesday afternoon as they face off against Kansas in round one of the Big 12 Tournament.