Sedgwick High School graduate Brylie Ware was named the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Year for the 2017 season.
Ware also was named first-team All-Big 12.
A sophomore for the University of Oklahoma, Ware hit .316 this season. In 52 games, including 49 starts, Ware has 174 at bats, 34 runs scored, 55 hits, 10 doubles, five home runs and 29 RBIs.
He helped lead Oklahoma to a 34-20 season, 12-11 in Big 12 play.
Ware came to Oklahoma after a season at Neosho Community College, where he hit .589 with 29 home runs and 122 RBIs. He led the nation among NJCAA players in home runs, RBIs, batting average, runs scored (120) and hits (121) in 61 games. He was the first NJCAA Triple Crown winner since 1985.
He also was named the Local Player of the Tournament at the National Baseball Congress World Series last summer.
The Sooners are currently ranked 23rd in the NCAA Division I baseball poll. Oklahoma faces Texas at 7:30 p.m. today in the Big 12 Tournament in Oklahoma City.
The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest Plus and Fox College Sports Central.
fall to Heat
WICHITA — The Newton Dirtbaggers 13U baseball team fell to the Wichita Heat 10-2 Tuesday at the West Urban Baseball Complex in Wichita.
The Heat scored six runs in the second inning to break the game open.
Ben Crawford had two hits for the Dirtbaggers. Caleb Koontz and Cade Valdez each pitched for the Dirtbaggers.
The team is 1-5 and plays the Aeros at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at West Urban.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — The Wichita Wingnuts game against the Texas AirHogs, schedued for Tuesday in Grand Prairie, was postponed because of rain.
The game will be made up at 10 a.m. today as a doubleheader. Both games will be seven innings.
STOCKADE FALLS TO GOLDEYES — For the second straight day, the Salina Stockade fell to the Winnipeg Goldeyes, losing 7-3 Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.
Winnipeg scored three runs in the first inning, a run in the second and three more in the seventh. Salina scored two runs in the top of the sixth and a run in the seventh.
Josh Romanski went two for four hitting for Winnipeg with two home runs and four RBIs. Mason Katz went two for three hitting. David Bergin and Shawn Pleffner each drove in a run.
Joey Miller went two for four hitting for Salina, driving in both runs.
Mikey O’Brien went six innings for the Goldeyes for the win, allowing two runs, four hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Mitchell Lambson struck out two in two innings. Joeanthony Rivera finished the game.
T.J. Looney went six innings for Salina, allowing four runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Skylar Hunter and Dalton Bernardi each pitched an inning.
Winnipeg improves to 4-2. Salina drops to 1-5. The series concludes at 10:05 a.m. today at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.
Looney (L, 0-1), Hunter 7, Bernardi 8 and Baker; O’Brien (W, 2-0), Lambson 7, Rivera 9 and Suarez. HR — W: Romanski 2 (2, 3). Time - 2:44. Attendance — 8.