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Baylor baseball puts two in Big 12 weekly honors

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Baylor baseball junior designated hitter Richard Cunningham and junior outfielder Cole Haring were named Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.

Cunningham hit .524 (11-for-21) with 10 runs, three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI in five games last week. In Tuesday’s win vs. Prairie View A&M, he went 2-for-3 with three runs, a homer, double and two RBI. In Wednesday’s win vs. Prairie View A&M, he went 3-for-4 with a double, run and RBI. In Friday’s win vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State, he went a career-best 5-for-5 with four runs, three RBI, one double and homer. On Saturday vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State, he hit another home run.

Haring hit .500 (9-for-18) with eight runs, one double, one triple, two home runs and seven RBI last week in five games. In Tuesday’s win vs. Prairie View A&M, he went 2-for-4 with a run, triple and two RBI. In Wednesday’s win vs. Prairie View A&M, he went 2-for-3 with two runs, and an RBI. In Friday’s win vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State, he went 2-for-4 with two runs, a homer and RBI. In Saturday’s game vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State, he went 1-for-4 with a run and RBI. In Sunday’s series-clinching win vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State, he went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, homer and two RBI.

The awards mark the sixth and seventh this season for Baylor, giving the program its most in a season since having seven in 2014. Under third-year head coach Steve Rodriguez, the Bears have collected 16 Big 12 weekly accolades.

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