TCU Duo Honored By Big 12

Preston Morrison.

Preston Morrison.

April 7, 2014

FORT WORTH - A pair of TCU baseball players were honored by the Big 12 on Monday. Derek Odell was tabbed the Player of the Week, while Preston Morrison was selected the Pitcher of the Week.

Odell paced TCU with a .643 batting average (9-for-14) and scored a team-high six runs in four games last week. The junior was on base 14 of the 20 times he came to the plate thanks to his nine hits and five walks. He collected two RBIs and tallied three stolen bases. Odell recorded at least two hits in all four games over the course of the week.

Against UT Arlington, he was 2-for-3 with an RBI, a sacrifice and three runs scored, while reaching base four of the six times he came to the plate. In TCU's sweep of West Virginia, Odell went 7-for-11 (.636). He was instrumental in the come-from-behind victory in game one. The junior was on base four times and scored the game-winning run in the ninth. In game two, he had three hits and scored two runs. In the series finale, he was on base three of the four times he came to the plate.

On Saturday against West Virginia, Morrison improved to 3-3 on the season after throwing his second complete game of the year. He allowed just one hit, walked one and struck out seven. After a first inning one-out walk, Morrison retired 17 straight before allowing the lone hit of the game. He retired the final nine batters he faced. In total, Morrison faced just two batters over the minimum. The one-hitter was the second of his career. He also threw one as a freshman against San Diego State on May 19, 2012.

The duo joins Brandon Finnegan (Feb. 17) as TCU's Big 12 weekly award winners this season.



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