Stop us if you’ve already read this, but Ivan Melendez has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week again.
This is the fourth time Melendez has received an award this season, which is also the record for a one-season conference held by former Nebraska Cornhuskers first baseman Ken Harvey.
Melendez also won the weekly award for the fifth time in his career, linking the Big 12 record set by former Texas Tech Red Raiders first baseman Eric Gutierrez.
Melendez had another stellar week on the board, averaging 0.571 in four games and extending his streak to 12 of the top 16 games. Not only did Melendez hit on average, but he drilled three home runs and drove in nine runs. He leads the NCAA with 25 hosts and has 77 RBIs with the five remaining games in the regular season.
If Melendez takes home the last player of the week of the season, he would set new records for winning the season (five) and his career (six).
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That dominance of Melendez seems to have made it a favorite to catch the top 12 players of the year. Melendez leads the conference in several major offensive categories.
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