KU's Zeferjahn, K-State's Wicks named All-Big 12

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(WIBW) -- On Tuesday, the Big 12 league office announced five Jayhawks and six Wildcats had been named to the 2019 All-Big 12 baseball team.

Former Seaman High School standout pitcher Ryan Zeferjahn was the only KU player to garner All-Big 12 First Team distinction, joining Frank Duncan (2014) and Ben Krauth (2016) as the only other starting pitchers in program history.

Zeferjahn recorded his second-straight 100-plus strikeout season, becoming the first in Jayhawk baseball history. His 101 strikeouts ranked third among Big 12 starters this season.

Kansas State starting pitcher Jordan Wicks joined Zeferjahn in All-Big 12 recognition, earning the 2019 Big 12 Freshman of the Year as well as a spot on the second team and All-Freshman team.

Wicks broke the Wildcats' single-season records in innings pitched and strikeouts by a freshman which were both set in 1973.

He is just the second KSU player to earn Freshman of the Year honors and posted a 6-2 record on the season, leading all league freshmen with a 3.20 ERA. Wicks also notched 82 strikeouts this regular season.

Wildcat pitchers Griffin Hassall joined Wicks on the All-Freshman team. Outfielder Zach Kokoska, utility Caleb Littlejim and infielders Terrence Spurlin and Cameron Thompson were named honorable mentions.

For the Jayhawks, Infielder Benjamin Sems scored second team honors while pitcher Ryan Cyr, catcher Jaxx Groshans and outfielder Rudy Karre earned honorable mentions.

On deck for both teams is the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship. No. 5 Kansas will face No. 4 West Virginia on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Chickashaw Bricktown Ballpark.

No. 8 Kansas State will face No. 1 Texas Tech at 12 p.m. at the same location.

Both games will air on FOX College Sports.


Player of the Year: Davis Wendzel, Baylor; Josh Jung, Texas Tech

Pitcher of the Year: Alek Manoah, West Virginia

Newcomer of the Year: Jake Guenther, TCU

Freshman of the Year: Jordan Wicks, Kansas State

Coach of the Year: Randy Mazey, West Virginia

Shea Langeliers, Baylor
Nick Loftin, Baylor
Davis Wendzel, Baylor
Jake Guenther, TCU
Josh Jung, Texas Tech
Richard Cunningham, Baylor
Trevor Boone, Oklahoma State
Gabe Holt, Texas Tech
Cade Cavalli, Oklahoma
Andy Thomas, Baylor
Ryan Zeferjahn, Kansas
Nick Lodolo, TCU
Caleb Kilian, Texas Tech
Alek Manoah, West Virginia
Kyle Hill, Baylor
Taylor Floyd, Texas Tech

Ivan Gonzalez, West Virginia
Benjamin Sems, Kansas
Christian Funk, Oklahoma State
Andrew Navigato, Oklahoma State
Brian Klein, Texas Tech
Marques Inman, West Virginia
Cole Haring, Baylor
Dylan Neuse, Texas Tech
Darius Hill, West Virginia
Colin Simpson, Oklahoma State
Paul McIntosh, West Virginia
Jordan Wicks, Kansas State
Levi Prater, Oklahoma
Jensen Elliott, Oklahoma State
Bryce Elder, Texas
Jason Ruffcorn, Oklahoma
Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech
Sam Kessler, West Virginia

Baylor: Daniel Caruso, Paul Dickens, Ryan Leckich, Chase Wehsener, Jimmy Winston
Kansas: Ryan Cyr, Jaxx Groshans, Rudy Karre
Kansas State: Zach Kokoska, Caleb Littlejim, Terrence Spurlin, Cameron Thompson
Oklahoma: Tyler Hardman, Brady Lindsly, Nathan Wiles, Brandon Zaragoza
Oklahoma State: Peyton Battenfield, Ben Leeper, Carson McCusker, Hueston Morrill
TCU: Austin Henry, Charles King, Adam Oviedo, Marcelo Perez, Johnny Rizer, Conner Shepherd, Josh Watson, Brandon Williamson
Texas: Lance Ford, Blair Henley, Eric Kennedy, Ryan Reynolds, Zach Zubia
Texas Tech: Braxton Fulford, Dave Haveman, John McMillon
West Virginia: Tyler Doanes, Nick Snyder, Brandon White

Chase Wehsener, Baylor
Griffin Hassal, Kansas State
Jordan Wicks, Kansas State
Ben Abram, Oklahoma
Wyatt Olds, Oklahoma
Hueston Morrill, Oklahoma State
Brett Standlee, Oklahoma State
Marcelo Perez, TCU
Eric Kennedy, Texas
Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech
Micah Dallas, Texas Tech
Cole Stilwell, Texas Tech