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Hitter of the Week: Jace Jung

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A few weeks ago, on Tim Tadlock’s weekly radio show, Texas Tech head baseball coach, Tim Tadlock, touched on players making rotational decisions for him based on their play.

“What you like is when guys make it easy, when they write their own name in there.” Said Tadlock.

I think it is fair to say that Jace Jung is one of those guys that have made it easy on him. Texas Tech has played 29 games so far this year and Jace Jung has been a consistent piece for the lineup at second base for every one of them

Jung has batted over .400 and is tied for the nation’s leader with 44 RBIs and 15 home runs on the season.

Jung continued his batting dominance against TCU by recording four home runs, seven hits, and nine RBIs on a .538 batting average in three games against the Horned Frogs.

Three of the four home runs came in the 17-7 run rule game three in Sunday’s matchup. Jace Jung has now recorded a three home run game in back-to-back series'(game 1 vs K-State and game 3 vs TCU).

While that performance is worthy of a Big 12 Player of the week performance, unfortunately the Big 12 seems to think Jace Jung is not deserving of that honor despite being the best hitter of the weekend.

I am here to right the ship.

Jace Jung is the best hitter in the Big 12 Conference. He is the best hitter in the country. Jung will be this year’s Big 12 player of the year. And for his performance this weekend among several other reasons, Jace Jung is this week’s Hitter of the Week.

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