Baylor baseball sophomore infielder Davis Wendzel and freshman outfielder Davion Downey were named Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.
Wendzel, who earned his first weekly conference honor, extended his on-base streak to 32 games (Baylor’s longest since Lawton Langford’s 35-game streak in 2013) as he had four multi-hit games, hitting .474 (9-for-19) in BU’s four wins. During the week, he also had six runs, three doubles, two home runs, three walks, one steal and nine RBI. On Tuesday at Texas State, he went 3-for-5 with two runs and a double. On Friday at Kansas State, he went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and three RBI. On Saturday at Kansas State, he went 2-for-6 with two runs, a double, home run and career-high five RBI. On Sunday at Kansas State, he went 2-for-4 with two runs, a walk, steal, homer and RBI. The San Clemente, California, native now has a career-high 34 RBI on the season and a 12-game hitting streak.
Downey, who also garnered the weekly award for the first time, hit .563 (9-for-16) with four runs, four doubles, one home run, three walks and nine RBI in BU’s four wins on the week. On Tuesday at Texas State, the Bowling Green, Kentucky, native went 2-for-4 with two runs, a double and walk and career-high four RBI. On Friday at Kansas State, he went a career-best 5-for-6 with two runs, two doubles, one home run and three RBI. On Saturday at Kansas State, he went 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI.
The awards mark the fifth and sixth 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 14 Big 12 weekly accolades.