Murphy,Goedert earn prestigious honors over summer

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Current Kansas State infielder Jared Goedert and former Wildcat outfielder and two-time All-Big 12 selection Steve Murphy capped their summer efforts on the baseball diamond with two prestigious honors.

Kansas State players : Murphy, Goedert earn prestigious honors over summer

Goedert, a junior this fall, was named to Baseball America's First Team Summer All-America Team after his play with the Hays Larks in the Jayhawk League, while Murphy, a 2005 14th-round selection of the Texas Rangers, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northwest League as a member of the Spokane Indians.

Goedert, a Concordia native, had a tremendous summer at the plate, hitting .367 with eight homers, 52 RBI and 19 doubles to lead the Larks. He also hit a team-record three homers in a game earlier in the summer and helped lead the Larks to the NBC World Series in Wichita.

Murphy, the league leader in slugging percentage (.533), doubles (23) and extra-base hits (36), hit .306 with 37 RBI in his first professional season for the Indians, the Northwest League affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

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