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Barrios, Masek and Poteete get All-Big 12 baseball honors

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From Texas Tech Athletics:

Texas Tech junior third baseman Jake Barrios was named All-Big 12 second team while junior right-handed pitcher Trey Masek and freshman designated hitter Jarrard Poteete were named All-Big 12 honorable mention, the Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday.

Poteete was the only Red Raider named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

Top conference honors were given to Kansas State's Ross Kivett (Player of the Year), West Virginia's Harrison Mustgrave, Kansas State's Jake Matthys (Freshman of the Year), Kansas' Jordan Piche' and Kansas State's Brad Hill was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year after leading the Wildcats to the regular season title. In addition, K-State's Jared King and TCU's Jantzen Witte were named Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year for the sport of baseball.

Barrios (Weatherford, Okla.) is the first Red Raider third baseman to receive All-Big 12 honors since 2004 (Josh Haney) and the first Tech newcomer at the hot corner to receive All-Big 12 recognition since 2001 (Nick Blankenship)

Barrios led Tech with a .310 (54-for-175) batting average, four triples, 48 RBI, a .454 slugging percentage and with 23 two-out RBI. He ended the regular season with a .971 fielding percentage with just five errors at the hot corner.

His defense at third base has been near flawless the entire season while making just one error during Big 12 play (24 games) with a .988 fielding percentage with 24 putouts and 66 assists.

Masek (Giddings, Texas) finished second in the league with a 1.52 ERA with a 5-1 record in 10 starts with two complete games and 71 innings pitched with 63 strikeouts. He led the Red Raiders in seven statistical categories.

He became one of just five Red Raiders since 1991 to lead the team in wins, ERA, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts.

In addition, Masek enters the Big 12 Championship this week with a 1.52 ERA, which is the second lowest by a Red Raider since 1974 (aluminum bat era). Only Steve Rowe's 1.51 ERA in 2002 was lower.

Poteete (Braggs, Okla.) batted .286 (46-for-161) with nine doubles, three home runs and 24 RBI with a team-leading 35 walks, which ranked second in the Big 12.

Poteete's All-Freshman Team selection marks the third straight season the Red Raiders have had a freshman named to the list since it began in 2011.

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