March 7, 2011
IRVING, Texas -
Baylor shortstop Landis Ware
has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week for games played during the week of Feb. 28-March 6, in voting by a panel of media covering the conference.
Ware, a senior team captain from Chandler, Ariz., went 7-for-10 at the plate and had multiple-hit games in all three contests to lead the Bears to two wins in this weekend's Houston College Classic. For his efforts, Ware was named to the all-tournament team along with teammate Logan Verrett.
In Sunday's win over No. 21 Rice, Ware led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a double off the left-field wall, and he came around to score the game-winning run on Max Muncy's walk-off grand slam.
Ware's double was his third hit of the day, as he went 3-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base against Rice. He went 2-for-3 and drove in one run against Utah and went 2-for-2 with a walk, a sacrifice fly and two RBI in Friday's win over Houston. Additionally, Ware played errorless defense in 16 chances and has made just one error in 46 chances at shortstop this season.
Ware is the first Bear to be named Big 12 Conference Player of the Week since Raynor Campbell was honored on March 8 of last season. He becomes the third Baylor shortstop to win a Player of the Week award, joining Beamer Weems (April 2, 2007) and Shaver Hansen (April 6, 2009). The award marks the 25th time a Bear has been honored as Big 12 Player of the Week.
No. 17 Baylor returns to action Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when the Bears travel to San Marcos, Texas to take on Texas State in the last game before beginning a 14-game homestand Thursday night against Louisiana Tech.