Oklahoma baseball: OU's Bryce Madron Big 12 Co-Player of Week


Oklahoma baseball outfielder Bryce Madron is the Big 12 Co-Player of the Week for Week 10 of the college baseball season.

The senior outfielder was seven for 13 at the plate for a .538 batting average and helped the first-place Sooners sweep a three-game road series against BYU. His offensive production included three home runs, four doubles, nine runs batted in and seven runs scored. His slugging percentage for the weekend series was a highly impressive 1.538.

Two of his three home runs over the weekend came on consecutive plate appearances on Saturday. It marked the first time in his college career he had hit back-to-back home runs. He also had a double on Saturday. Madron collected three hits each on Friday and Saturday. His seven RBI on Saturday were the most by an Oklahoma player since 2010.

Madron leads the Big 12 this season in runs scored (26) and is second in doubles (8) and fourth in runs batted in (21).

Madron's contributions to the series sweep last weekend weren't limited just to his offensive contributions. He made a couple stellar catches in right field in Games 2 and 3 that helped preserve Oklahoma leads.

Oklahoma has swept four Big 12 series this season (TCU, Kansas, Kansas State and BYU) and still has four series remaining (Texas at home, at Texas Tech, Baylor at home and st Cincinnati) in the regular season. The four Big 12 series sweeps are the most by an OU team as a member of the Big 12.

This is the second time this season that Madron has been honored as Big 12 Player of the Week and marks the first time a Sooners player has won as many as two Player of the Week awards in the same season since Kolbey Carpenter earned three such honors in 2015.

Madron shares the honor this week with Austin Green of Texas Tech and Green's teammate and Newcomer of the Week Cade McGee. Jackson Wentworth of Kansas State is the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week.