The K-State baseball team garnered two All-Big 12 honors on Tuesday as senior Ross Kivett was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and Tanner DeVinny was named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team, the conference announced.
Selected as a utility player to the Second Team, Kivett finished among the Big 12’s top-10 in three categories for conference-only games, including first in stolen bases (12) and tied for 10th in hits (28) and runs scored (15). For the entire season, Kivett started all 55 games and batted .333 (70-for-210) with 13 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 walks, and 21 stolen bases. Defensively, the Broadview Heights, Ohio native started at three different positions - second base, center field, and designated hitter - and also saw time as a mid-game replacement at first base.
Kivett wrapped up his K-State career as the program’s leader in career stolen bases with 80 and finished among the top-10 in career games played (2nd, 225), games started (2nd, 215), runs scored (T-2nd, 181), hits (3rd, 277), walks (T-5th, 108), and triples (T-7th, 11).
For Kivett, it is his second All-Big 12 distinction in his career after he was named All-Big 12 First Team – as well as Big 12 Player of the Year – in 2013. He is the fifth Wildcat to earn All-Big 12 First or Second Team honors two or more times in a career.
DeVinny, a native of Lucas, Texas, led K-State with three home runs in conference-only games while he was also tied for the team-lead in RBIs with 11 and extra-base hits with six. The designated hitter finished the season batting .257 (36-for-140) with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, and 31 RBIs in 46 games. His 31 RBIs were the most by a K-State freshman since Jared King, who was the last K-State position player to earn All-Big 12 Freshman Team honors, had 40 in 2011.
DeVinny is the fifth Wildcat in school history to be named to the All-Big 12 Freshman Team since the conference created the team in 2011.
With the addition of Kivett’s and DeVinny’s honors, K-State has received 78 All-Big 12 Team or All-Big 12 Freshman Team selections in program history, and 45 honors under head coach Brad Hill.
Big 12 Champion Oklahoma State led all schools with six First Team honorees while TCU led with 13 total selections among the First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention and All-Freshman Team.
ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Gage Green Oklahoma State C Jr. Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider
Sheldon Neuse* Oklahoma INF Fr. Fort Worth, Texas/Keller Fossil Ridge
Donnie Walton* Oklahoma State INF So. Tulsa, Okla./Bishop Kelley
Eric Gutierrez Texas Tech INF So. Mission, Texas/Sharyland
Tim Proudfoot Texas Tech INF Jr. North Bend, Wash./Mount Si
Billy Fleming West Virginia INF Jr. Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South
Zach Fish Oklahoma State OF Jr. Kalamazoo, Mich./Gull Lake
Boomer White TCU OF So. Houston, Texas/Memorial
Mark Payton Texas OF Sr. Chicago, Illinois/St. Rita
Bobby Boyd West Virginia OF Jr. Silver Spring, Md./St. John’s College HS
Adam Kirsch* Texas Tech DH Sr. Spring, Texas/FIU
Mac James Oklahoma UTL Jr. New Braunfels, Texas/Brookhaven College
Frank Duncan Kansas RHP Sr. San Francisco, Calif./Stuart Hall
Jon Perrin Oklahoma State RHP Jr. Olathe, Kan./Olathe East
Brandon Finnegan* TCU LHP Jr. Fort Worth, Texas/Southwest
Preston Morrison* TCU RHP Jr. Waxhaw, N.C./Cuthbertson
Josh Michalec Baylor RHP Sr. Houston, Texas/Memorial
Brendan McCurry* Oklahoma State RHP Sr. Tupelo, Okla./Howard Junior College
Vince Wheeland* Oklahoma State RHP Sr. Turlock, Calif./Turlock
Riley Ferrell* TCU RHP So. College Station, Texas/A&M Consolidated
ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown/Previous School
Ka’iana Eldredge Kansas C Sr. Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou
Hunter Redman Texas Tech C Jr. Midland, Texas/Midland College
Colby Wright Kansas INF So. Castro Valley, Calif./Castro Valley
Tim Arakawa Oklahoma State INF Jr. Honolulu, Hawaii/Yavapai Community College
Kevin Cron TCU INF Jr. Phoenix, Ariz./Mountain Pointe
Derek Odell TCU INF Jr. Canyon, Texas/Canyon
Brooks Marlow Texas INF Jr. Giddings, Texas/Giddings
Ryan McBroom West Virginia INF Sr. Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland
Ross Kivett Kansas State UTL Sr. Broadview Heights, Ohio/St. Edwards
Craig Aikin Oklahoma OF So. Coppell, Texas/Coppell
Michael Suiter Kansas OF Jr. Kailua, Hawaii/Punahou
Tyler Neslony Texas Tech OF So. Corpus Christi, Texas/Calallen
Connor McKay* Kansas DH Jr. Parker, Colo./Regis Jesuit
Tyler Alexander TCU LHP Fr. Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll
Nathan Thornhill Texas RHP Sr. Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park
Chris Sadberry Texas Tech LHP Jr. Holliday, Texas/Grayson County
Harrison Musgrave West Virginia LHP Jr. Nutter Fort, W.Va./Bridgeport
Chad Hollingsworth Texas RHP So. Waco, Texas/Robinson
Honorable Mention: Baylor - Adam Toth; Kansas - Robert Kahana, Jordan Piche, Justin Protacio, Tucker Tharp, Dakota Smith, Stephen Villines; Oklahoma - Austin O’Brien, Hunter Haley; Oklahoma State - Tanner Krietemeier, Craig McConaughy; TCU - Kyle Bacak, Garrett Crain, Dylan Fitzgerald, Cody Jones, Keaton Jones; Texas - Ben Johnson; Texas Tech - Bryant Burleson, Jonny Drozd, Cameron Smith; West Virginia - Sean Carley, John Means, Taylor Munden, Cam O’Brien, Ross Vance
Name School Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Tyler Alexander* TCU LHP Southlake, Texas/Southlake Carroll
Sheldon Neuse* Oklahoma INF/RHP Fort Worth, Texas/Keller Fossil Ridge
Stephen Villines Kansas RHP Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro
Blake Battenfield Oklahoma State RHP Claremore, Okla./Verdigris
Morgan Cooper Texas RHP Jarrell, Texas/Jarrell
Tres Barrera Texas C Eagle Pass, Texas/Mission Sharyland
Austin O’Brien Oklahoma INF Owasso, Okla./Owasso
Tanner DeVinny Kansas State DH Lucas, Texas/Lovejoy
Zane Gurwitz Texas INF San Antonio, Texas/Churchill
Tyler Buffett Oklahoma State RHP Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque Academy
Stephen Smith Texas Tech OF Wolfforth, Texas/Frenship
Daniel Castano Baylor LHP Austin, Texas/Lake Travis