Texas’ Tres Barrera has been named the Big 12 baseball player of the week after hitting three home runs in four games.
Barrera batted 6-for-15 (.400), drove in seven runs, and scored five runs as UT ran up a 3-1 record with a win over UTSA and a series victory over TCU. This is Barrera’s first Big 12 award since 2014 when he twice was named newcomer of the week.
Barrera came into the week without a home run before hitting one out against UTSA on Tuesday. He then hit a solo blast in Friday’s 2-0 win over TCU and another one, a two-run bomb, in Saturday’s 9-5 loss.
Barrera also played well defensively as he transitioned from catcher to third base.
On the season, Barrera is hitting .318 with a team-high 18 RBI.
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