Third baseman wins Big 12’s weekly newcomer award

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in News and Sports

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

Junior third baseman Aaron Hernandez was named Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after his performance in the first three games of a four-game sweep of BYU in Peoria, Ariz. Hernandez, a transfer from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., recorded five hits and five RBI in the three weekend games, including a seventh-inning RBI double that broke up a BYU no-hitter in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Jayhawks (4-0) beat BYU 10-4, 2-0, 11-10 in 10 innings, and 10-1. Up next is the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Jayhawks face Northwestern on Friday, Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday, Mississippi Valley State on Sunday and St. Bonaventure on Monday.

—Leah Kohlman

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