Skoug Headlines TCU's All-Conference Selections
May 23, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Evan Skoug, who was named the Big 12 Co-Player of the Year, headlines TCU's all-Big 12 selections as voted upon by league coaches. For the second straight season, 10 Horned Frogs are tabbed all-conference performers.
Joining Skoug as first-team all-conference performers were Cam Warner, Austen Wade and Jared Janczak. Earning second-team all-conference accolades were Luken Baker, Nolan Brown, Sean Wymer and Nick Lodolo. Honorable mention honorees were Brian Howard and Durbin Feltman. Lodolo also earned a spot on the All-Freshman team.
Skoug is the second Horned Frog to earn Big 12 Player of the Year accolades joining Cody Jones who earned the award in 2015. He is the fifth Horned Frog in program history to be honored joining Lance Brown (SWC, 1963), Jimmy Duffy (SWC, 1966), Royce Huffman (WAC, 1999) and Jones.
The Libertyville, Ill., native also earned first-team all-conference accolades at catcher. Skoug leads the Big 12 with 16 home runs and ranks third in the league with 54 RBIs. His .370 average in conference play ranks fourth in the league, while his 10 home runs and 28 RBIs led all hitters.
Wade leads the Horned Frogs and ranks second in the Big 12 with a .353 batting average and a .457 on-base percentage. He's been even better in league play, hitting .389 with a .495 on-base percentage in 19 games with six doubles, one home run and nine RBIs.
Warner, one of four Horned Frogs to have started and played in all 53 games, ranks third on the team with a .295 average. In conference play, Warner hit .323 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.
Janczak holds the second-best ERA in the league at 2.14 in 10 starts this season. He is 7-0 this year and ranks 10th in the Big 12 with 67 strikeouts. Additionally, he leads the Big 12 with a .154 opponent batting average. In four league starts, he posted a 2.36 ERA.
Baker is second on the team with a .317 average, eight home runs and 41 RBIs. His 40 walks on the year rank second in the Big 12, while his .454 on-base percentage ranks fourth in the league.
Brown leads the Big 12 with 25 stolen bases this season, 13 of which have come in conference play. A .286 hitter on the season, Brown ranks second on the team with 12 doubles. He has contributed three home runs and driven in 28 runs.
Wymer leads the team with 24 appearances out of the bullpen and a 1.65 ERA. He has racked up 51 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings of work. In 12 conference appearances, Wymer boasts a 1.96 ERA.
Lodolo is one of six freshmen to earn a spot on an all-conference team in addition to being on the all-freshman squad. The left-hander has made 13 starts as part of 14 appearances on the season. He is 5-1 with a 4.32 ERA on the year. In league play, Lodolo went 2-0 in eight starts with a 3.14 ERA.
Howard leads the team with 15 starts this season. His eight victories are tied for the most in the league, while his 75 strikeouts are the third-most in the Big 12. In eight league starts, Howard was 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 42 strikeouts.
Feltman ranks second on the team with 23 appearances out of the bullpen. He is 2-2 on the year and is tied for the Big 12 lead with 14 saves. In 11 Big 12 appearances, Feltman notched seven saves.
TCU will be the two seed in the upcoming Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships. The tournament is set to get underway Wednesday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. TCU's first game will be against the seventh-seeded Kansas Jayhawks Wednesday at 4 p.m. The entire tournament leading up to Sunday's championship game will be televised on FCS and FSSW+.
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