WVU Baseball Duo Earns Big 12 All-Tourney Honors
Juniors Kyle Gray and Darius Hill have been named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team after they helped lead the West Virginia University baseball team to a semifinal appearance at the 2018 Big 12 Championship.
Hill is recognized on the All-Tournament Team for the second consecutive season, while Gray is honored for the first time. Prior to the start of the championship in Oklahoma City, Gray was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, while Hill was named to the Second Team.
WVU has had at least two All-Tournament Team honorees in each of the last three seasons after it had just one before 2016, in 2013.
Gray hit .500 in four games, tied for second-best in the Big 12. He also led the team with a .579 on-base percentage, a .571 slugging percentage and four walks. Gray finished second with seven hits and tied for third with eight total bases.
Hill was second in the conference with eight hits and third with five RBIs, both team-high totals, in four games in Oklahoma City. His .444 batting average was eighth-best in the league and second on the team. Hill led the Mountaineers with nine total bases and was second with four runs scored and a .500 slugging percentage.
Gray, Hill and the Mountaineers advanced to the Big 12 Championship semifinals for the third consecutive season and finished the 2018 postseason tournament with a 2-2 record. The championship run included wins over second-seeded and No. 20-ranked Oklahoma State on Wednesday and third-seeded and No. 6-ranked Texas Tech on Friday night.