Barnes, von Schamann Receive Weekly National Awards
Barnes and von Schamann helped lead Texas Tech to a 5-0 record at the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic
Feb. 29, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - A pair of Texas Tech baseball players received weekly national awards as junior center fielder Barrett Barnes was named the College Sports Madness Big 12 Player of the Week and redshirt sophomore right-handed Duke von Schamann was named to the College Baseball 360 Primetime Performers list.
Barnes (Sugarland, Texas), who was named the Brooks Wallace Memorial Classic's Most Outstanding Player, batted .438 (7-for-16) with seven runs, two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, six walks, four stolen bases, .591 on-base percentage and .938 slugging percentage in five games from last Friday to Monday.
Perhaps the highlight of the weekend for Barnes was hitting an inside-the-park, three-run home run against then-No. 18 St. John's last Friday to give Tech a 4-1 victory in the opening game of the weekend.
A preseason All-American, Barnes now owns an 11-game hit streak - just four games shy of a career-best 15 games that he has done twice in his career. Barnes and the No. 24 Red Raiders picked up five wins from Friday to Monday with two victories over St. John's and with three wins over Northern Illinois.
von Schamann continued his dominance on the mound as he posted his second straight start without allowing an earned run while pitching seven shutout innings in Tech's 4-1 win over the Red Storm. This season von Schamann is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two starts with 14 innings pitched, one run allowed (unearned) on four hits with 11 strikeouts and one walk.
During his last seven starts (dating back to last season), von Schamann is 5-0 with a 0.92 ERA in 39.1 innings pitched, 21 strikeouts and five walks allowed.
Texas Tech will be back in action this weekend at the Houston College Classic where they will take on No. 4 Arkansas (Fri., Noon), No. 5 Rice (Sat., 7 p.m.) and Houston (Sun., 2:30 p.m.). All of the Red Raiders games in Houston can be seen on ESPN3.com.
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