May 6, 2014
WACO, Texas - Linsey Hays and Whitney Canion were awarded for their roles in Baylor's 5-0 week last week when the Big 12 announced its weekly awards Tuesday. Hays was named Big 12 Hitter of the Week while Canion was named co-Pitcher of the Week along with Oklahoma's Kelsey Stevens.
Hays hit .563 in five games this week for Baylor helping the Lady Bears to a 5-0 record including a Big 12 sweep of Iowa State. She hit four home runs and drove in 11 runs on the week. The sophomore was 9-for-16 at the plate with six runs scored. Hays hit home runs against North Texas and McNeese State Tuesday and Wednesday before combining to drive in eight runs in the Big 12 series at Iowa State. She hit a two-run single and a three-run home run in Baylor's series finale win at Iowa State Sunday. Hays extended her hitting streak to seven games, and she's hitting .619 (13-for-21) at the plate during that seven-game stretch.
Canion threw the fifth no-hitter of her career April 30 vs. McNeese State at home, and she struck out a season-high 14. It was her Big 12-leading 10th shutout and it marked the second time in her career that she achieved a seven-inning no-hitter. Friday at Iowa State, Canion moved to third all-time on the Big 12's career list for victories with her 116th career win. She passed OU's Jennifer Stewart (115, 1999-2002) for third on the list. She helped Baylor cap a sweep Sunday with four innings of two-hit ball to pick up her third win of the week. All in all, Canion was 3-0 on the week with a 1.65 ERA, and she struck out 25 batters in 17 innings of work.