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Encarnacion highlights Cowboys in Big 12 awards

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OSU third baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand strikes out during the Oklahoma State vs. New Orleans baseball game on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at O’Brate Stadium in Stillwater.

Christian Encarnacion's award honors keep coming as he was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, and unanimous First Team All-Big 12.

Encarnacion playedーand startedー in all 49 of Oklahoma State’s games this season. Encarnacion finished the regular season batting .360 in his 203 at-bats. He led the team in hits, doubles (16) , triples (3), home runs (15) and RBIs (64). His 73 hits is the most on the team by 24 over the player with the second most, Max Hewitt, and ranks third in the Big 12.

Encarnacion was one of 10 total Cowboys to earn All- Big 12 honors. Joining him on the first team list was Cowboy pitcher Justin Campbell.

Brett Standlee earned All- Big 12 second team honors, and six other Cowboys were named honorable mentionsー Cade Cabbiness, Max Hewitt, Carson McCusker, Parker Scott, Jake Thompson and Caeden Trenkle.

Freshman pitcher Trevor Martin earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Freshman team.