April 9, 2001
Norman, Okla. - After putting up impressive offensive numbers last week in which he batted .625 with four home runs in as many games, Oklahoma senior leftfielder Greg Dobbs was recognized as the Big 12 Conference Baseball Player of the Week as announced by the league offices on Monday afternoon. Dobbs, who is batting .418 on the season with six home runs and 39 RBIs, posted three multi-hit and four multi-RBI performances over the four-game stretch, including just missing hitting for the cycle by one hit twice. The senior ended the week scoring eight runs and driving in 11 more while leading the Sooners to a perfect 4-0 week, including a three-game sweep of the Missouri Tigers on the road.
"Greg put on an incredible offensive showing and really helped power our team during our four wins last week," commented OU Head Coach Larry Cochell. "Greg is no doubt our top offensive leader on the team and has delivered these types of performances consistently throughout the season."
Dobbs' numbers for the week finished off with 10 hits in 16 at bats, including three doubles, a triple and four home runs (one in each game). He also registered a 1.688 slugging percentage and a .714 on base percentage.
The senior tri-captain began the week with a 3-for-5 effort against TCU on Tuesday in which he fell a single short of hitting for the cycle. Dobbs also tied season highs in runs scored and RBIs in the contest with three and four, respectively.
In Dobbs' second attempt at hitting for the cycle on Saturday at Missouri, the Moreno Valley, Calif., native went 4-for-4 at the plate while again matching a season-best three runs scored and adding two RBIs. Dobbs fell a triple short of accomplishing the rare feat in the 13-9 Sooner win.
Dobbs is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak, which matches a career-best set twice before, including once this season. He ranks second in the Big 12 in batting average and hits (64) and is third in total bases (96).
The conference player of the week honor is designated every week by a select panel of media covering Big 12 Conference baseball. It is the second time this season that an OU player has garnered the honor after senior centerfielder Jerome Godsey picked up the accolade at the beginning of the season.