LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball senior infielder Hunter Hargrove was named Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA), the publication announced today.
Earlier in the week, Hargrove picked up Big 12 Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. He joins fellow infielder Orlando Garcia in earning national accolades in 2017, who earned Collegiate Baseball Newspaper National Player of the Week on April 10.
Hargrove's award is the first from the NCBWA since Eric Gutierrez on Feb. 17, 2015.
Hargrove put together a .500 batting average last week over five games, two on the road at New Mexico and a weekend series at home against then-No. 2 TCU. The Mansfield native recorded nine hits, including a double and a homer, along with six RBI, six runs and five walks. Hargrove's nine knocks tied for the most in the conference last week with teammate Brian Klein.
The Red Raider offense posted 61 runs on 67 hits last week against a pair of 2016 NCAA Tournament teams. Hargrove leads the Big 12 this season in hits (66), doubles (19) and total bases (104).
Tech returns to action on Wednesday, May 3, against Ohio State in Columbus at 5:30 p.m. CDT at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.