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OSU Baseball: Seven Cowboys Earn All-Big 12 Honors

The Cowboys had more honorees than any other team.

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No team has more players on the All-Big 12 First and Second Teams than Oklahoma State.

Seven Cowboys earned All-Big 12 selections, it was announced Monday. Carson Benge, Zach Ehrhard and Brian Holiday all picked up First Team honors, and Colin Brueggemann, Nolan Schubart, Sam Garcia and Robert Cranz were named to the Second Team.

Benge: A two-way player for the Pokes, Benge made the All-Big 12 First Team as an outfielder. He has a .327 batting average on the season with 53 RBIs (third in the Big 12) and 44 runs scored (also third in the Big 12). Benge has hit 22 doubles, which is tied for a Big 12 best. On the mound, Benge has a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 innings pitched with 30 strikeouts to eight walks. A sophomore out of Yukon, Benge was a NCBWA Freshman All-American last season.

Ehrhard: A junior from Tampa, Florida, Ehrhard is hitting .325 this season with 64 runs scored, which ranks second in the conference. He also has 45 RBIs. His 19 doubles rank sixth in the Big 12. Ehrhard was a unanimous selection to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team in 2022.

Holiday: A newcomer by way of Tampa and Central Florida Junior College, Holiday has a 3.32 ERA in 95 innings pitched this season. That’s the most innings spent on the bump from any Big 12 pitcher. Holiday’s 111 strikeouts rank second in the league, and he has walked only 18 batters this season.

Brueggemann: A 6-foot-6, 235-pound first baseman from Smithton, Illinois, Brueggemann is hitting .277 this season with 14 home runs and 46 RBIs and 42 runs scored. Brueggemann also made the All-Big 12 Second Team last season.

Schubart: Despite missing a chunk of the season because of injury, Schubart is still tied for second in the conference with 17 home runs, and his 53 RBIs rank fifth in the league. He is hitting .355 this season. Schubart was not only a Freshman All-American last season, but he was also an outright All-American. He earned Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors last season while also making the conference’s Second Team.

Garcia: A transfer pitcher from High Point, Sam Garcia ranks third in the Big 12 with 102 strikeouts this season. He boasts a 3.61 ERA in 77 1/3 innings pitched. Like Holiday, Garcia has walked only 18 batters this year.

Cranz: A Wichita State transfer, Cranz has been dynamic out of the Cowboys’ bullpen. In 41 1/3 innings pitched, Cranz has a team-best 1.74 ERA and 52 strikeouts. Teams are hitting just .150 off of him.

Big 12 Awards

Player of the Year: Max Belyeu, Texas
Pitcher of the Year: Payton Tolle, TCU
Freshman of the Year: Dominic Voegele, Kansas
Newcomer of the Year: Payton Tolle, TCU
Coach of the Year: Skip Johnson, Oklahoma

All-Big 12 First Team
C: Jake English, Kansas
IF: Brady Day, Kansas State
IF: Michael Snyder, Oklahoma
IF: Jalin Flores, Texas
IF: Jared Thomas, Texas
IF: JJ Wetherholt, West Virginia
OF: Carson Benge, Oklahoma State
OF: Zach Ehrhard, Oklahoma State
OF: Max Belyeu, Texas
DH: Easton Carmichael, Oklahoma
UT: Josh Kross, Cincinnati
SP: Braden Davis, Oklahoma
SP: Brian Holiday, Oklahoma State
SP: Payton Tolle, TCU
SP: Derek Clark, West Virginia
RP: Ben Abeldt, TCU
RP: Gage Boehm, Texas

All-Big 12 Second Team
C: Kevin Bazzell, Texas Tech
IF: Kodey Shojinaga, Kansas
IF: Kaelen Culpepper, Kansas State
IF: Colin Brueggemann, Oklahoma State
IF: Peyton Powell, Texas
IF: Reed Chumley, West Virginia
OF: Cary Arbolida, Houston
OF: Bryce Madron, Oklahoma
OF: Nolan Schubart, Oklahoma State
DH: Wesley Jordan, Baylor
UT: Christian Mitchelle, Cincinnati
UT: Justin Murray, Houston
SP: Dom Stagliano, UCF
SP: Reese Dutton, Kansas
SP: Dominic Voegele, Kansas
SP: Kyson Witherspoon, Oklahoma
SP: Sam Garcia, Oklahoma State
RP: Tyson Neighbors, Kansas State
RP: Robert Cranz, Oklahoma State

Honorable Mention
Baylor: Ethan Calder, Cole Posey
BYU: Stone Cushing, Mason Olson, Collin Reuter
UCF: Dominic Castellano, Chase Centala, Kyle Kramer, Danny Neri, Matt Prevesk
Cincinnati: Lauden Brooks, Kerrington Cross, Josh Hegemann, Tommy O’Connor, Nathan Taylor
Houston: Cade Citelli, Harold Coll
Kansas: Michael Brooks, Hunter Cranton, Ben Hartl, John Nett
Kansas State: Owen Boerema, Nick English, Brendan Jones, Raphael Pelletier, Jackson Wentworth
Oklahoma: Cater Campbell, Anthony Mackenzie, Scott Mudler, Jackson Nicklaus, John Spikerman, Jaxon Willits
Oklahoma State: Aidan Meola, Tommy Molsky
TCU: Kurtis Byrne, Zachary Cawyer, Logan Maxwell, Sam Myers
Texas: Rylan Galvan, Will Gasparino, Max Grubbs, Jared Thomas (UT), Ace Whitehead
Texas Tech: Damian Bravo, Gavin Kash, Cade McGee, T.J. Pompey, Kyle Robinson, Drew Woodcox
West Virginia: Aidan Major, Sam White (OF/UT), Kyle West

All-Freshman Team
Kuhio Aloy, BYU
Nathan Taylor, Cincinnati
Ace Reese, Houston
Dominic Voegele, Kansas
Blake Dean, Kansas State
Jaxon Willits, Oklahoma
Chase Brunson, TCU
Sam Myers, TCU
Will Gasparino, Texas
Mac Heuer, Texas Tech
Parker Hutyra, Texas Tech
T.J. Pompey, Texas Tech

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