Opel Selected as Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, February 20 2012 Feb 20, 2012 Monday, February 20, 2012 3:28:00 PM CST February 20, 2012 in Tiger Talk

IRVING, TX -- Missouri outfielder Dane Opel has earned the first Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Player of the Week.

Opel hit .500 (6-for-12) with four RBI, two home runs,12 total bases and a pair of runs as Mizzou won its season-opening series at Auburn over the weekend. The junior opened the series by posting two hits in four at-bats on Friday. He followed that performance by going 3-for-4 with four RBI and two home runs in a 6-4 win in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. With the pair of home runs, he became the first Tiger since Eric Garcia to hit two long balls in a game (March 30, 2010). Opel also drove in four runs in the contest, scored twice and drew a walk, reaching base safely in four of his five plate appearances. He closed out his weekend with a base knock in MU's 5-4 win in game two.

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