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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Five KU baseball players named All-Big 12

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Five Kansas University baseball players received All-Big 12 recognition with senior left-hander Ben Krauth and junior catcher Michael Tinsley earning first team distinction.

Krauth and Tinsley were both unanimous first-team selections. In addition, junior closer Stephen Villines and senior second baseman Colby Wright earned second-team honors, while sophomore shortstop Matt McLaughlin was named to the honorable mention list.

Krauth finished third in the regular season in the league in innings pitched (92.0), second in strikeouts (103), first in starts (15) and second in complete games (2). He posted a 3.33 ERA, a 5-6 overall record and held opponents to a .251 batting average.

Tinsley became the first catcher in KU history to earn first team honors as he capped off one of the best offensive seasons all-time at Kansas. He posted the best single-season batting average since 2010 at .377, led the league in average and hits (80); ranked third in runs scored (47), seventh in RBIs (42) and fifth in on-base percentage (.460).

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