May 03, 2021 9:09 PM

Ceballos Earns Big 12 Player of the Week

Posted May 03, 2021 9:09 PM

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With a home run in four straight games and 15 RBI last week, K-State senior Chris Ceballos was selected as Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Ceballos put together a slash line of .538/.600/1.615 in the Wildcats’ 4-0 week that was capped by a weekend sweep of Texas Southern. In a 13-8 win over Missouri last Tuesday, Ceballos went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and a career-high five RBI.

The Chino Hills, California, launched his first career grand slam in the series opener against the Tigers Friday before connecting on three-run homers Saturday and Sunday. Ceballos’ home run and RBI totals along with his slugging percentage were all the top marks in the Big 12 last week, as the second-highest RBI total was eight.

Ceballos’ efforts helped push the Cats’ winning streak to a season-best six games. In four games last week, K-State totaled 60 runs and a dozen home runs. K-State plated 47 runs in its three-game sweep of Texas Southern, finishing a 12-game homestand with a 10-2 record.

The weekly honor is the second in the career of Ceballos, as he was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on May 13, 2019. He joins Connor McCullough (April 26) and Jordan Wicks (February 22), who were each named Pitcher of the Week, as Wildcats to collect a weekly conference award this year.

The Cats begin a six-game Big 12 road swing with a trip to Baylor Friday. The three-game series will be broadcast on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and the ESPN app. Radio coverage is available on News Radio KMAN (93.3 FM, 1350 AM) with free audio streaming at K-StateSports.com/watch.