Zach Zubia, hitting in a previous game, sparked Texas past Kansas State. NICK WAGNER / 2018 AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Big 12 once again honors Zach Zubia following Texas’ successful trip to Lubbock

Posted May 7th, 2018

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The debut for Texas designated hitter Zach Zubia continues to be an impressive one.

Zubia, a redshirt freshman, was named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday. It is the third time this season that Zubia has won this weekly honor. Only Kansas State’s Drew Mount has matched that feat.

In four games this past week, Zubia went 5-for-13 with three RBIs and four runs. (A pinch-runner for Zubia also scored twice). Zubia’s two-run homer gave UT a lead it didn’t relinquish in Sunday’s 7-5 win at Texas Tech. The Longhorns (33-18) went 3-1 in their four contests against Texas State and Texas Tech.

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Zubia was honored by the Big 12 alongside West Virginia infielder Kyle Gray (Player of the Week). TCU’s Haylen Green and Oklahoma’s Jake Irvin split the weekly pitching honor.

Gray, who hails from nearby Blanco, clubbed four home runs as West Virginia dropped two of its three games against Kansas. The crowning of Gray came at the expense of UT slugger Kody Clemens, who hit three homers at Tech. Texas shortstop David Hamilton also had eight RBIs and a walk-off grand slam this past week.

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