Nebraska’s Adam Bailey was recognized by the Big 12 Conference for his efforts last week, as he was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week on Monday. Bailey, along with Texas’ Brandon Workman who was selected as the league’s Pitcher of the Week, were chosen by a media panel covering the Big 12 for the week ending March 1.
Bailey (Scottsdale, Ariz.) hit .333 with three homers and 10 RBIs in five games, helping the Huskers to a 3-2 week. He finished with a .952 slugging percentage and 20 total bases, while six of his seven hits on the week went for extra bases. He went 3-for-5 with a career high six RBIs against North Dakota on Wednesday, as his RBI total was the most by a Husker in three seasons. Bailey had two hits, including a homer and a triple, in Nebraska’s 14-12 comeback against Missouri State, as his eighth inning two-run triple broke a 12-all tie. Against Sam Houston State on Saturday, Bailey homered for the third time this week and also went the final three innings on the mound to record his first save as a Husker.
The Huskers begin a five-game homestand on Wednesday afternoon, as they play host to South Dakota State at 1:35 p.m. The game will be carried on Huskers.com and on select IMG Husker Sports Network Stations.