Oklahoma baseball: Sooner sophomore Easton Carmichael Big 12 Co-Player of Week


Oklahoma baseball designated-hitter/catcher Easton Carmichael is the Big 12 Co-Player of the Week for March 4-11.

The Sooner sophomore had a big week this past week, going 8 of 13 at the plate, a .615 batting average. His eight hits included two home runs and two others for extra bases.

Carmichael helped cap off a 4-0 for the Oklahoma baseball team and a three-game series sweep of Big 12 foe UCF with a 3-for-5 day in a 14-2 blowout win on Sunday. The series sweep of conference newcomer UCF is the Sooners' first Big-12 opening sweep since the 2019 season.

For the season, Carmichael is batting .472, second best in the Big 12, He ranks third in hits with 25 and sixth in slugging percentage (.755).

Carmichael's honor is Oklahoma's first weekly honor in baseball this season and is the first since his brother, Braden, was named Pitcher of the Week in May last season. It is also the first Player of the Week honor for a Sooner player since Brett Squires was so honored in May of 2022.

Carmichael shares the Big 12 Co-Player of the Week honor with Max Belyeu, a sophomore outfielder for Texas. The Newcomer of the Week was also shared this week. Kansas pitcher Reese Dutton, a transfer from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Kansas State pitcher Jacob Frost shared that honor. Frost transferred to K-State from Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Dutton took home a couple of honors this week. He is also the Pitcher of the Week in the conference.