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Four Texas baseball players earn 2013 All-Big 12 honors

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IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 announced its 2013 Baseball All-Big 12 Team with four members of the Texas Baseball program earning honors. Junior outfielder Mark Payton (Chicago, Ill./St. Rita HS) earned unanimous first team honors while sophomore pitcher Dillon Peters (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral HS) earned second team honors. Junior infielder/pitcher Ty Marlow (Giddings/Texas A&M/McLennan CC) earned honorable mention while freshman shortstop C.J Hinojosa (Spring/Klein Collins HS) was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Payton led the Longhorns this season with a .393 batting average in 50 games with 11 doubles, eight triples and 29 RBI while recording nine outfield assists. He led the team with 20 multi-hit games and finished the season with a streak of reaching base safely in 39 straight games. This is his second conference honor after earning second team honors last season.

Peters led UT starting pitchers with six wins and a 1.97 ERA. With the 6-3 record in 14 starts, he threw 86 2/3 innings and allowed 71 hits and 19 earned runs while walking 24 and striking out 57. Opponents hit .223 against Peters this season.

Marlow made 18 starts as a position player, primarily at first base. He batted .215 with two doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI. On the mound, he made 24 appearances and posted a 1-2 record with a 2.16 ERA and two saves. In 33 1/3 innings, Marlow allowed 25 hits and eight earned runs with seven walks and 26 strikeouts. Opponents hit .214 against him.

Hinojosa started in every game this season for the Longhorns at shortstop. He finished second on the team with a .309 batting average with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs, three stolen bases and 29 RBI. He had 11 errors on the season, but did not record an error in his final 11 games of the season and only one error in his final 18 games. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP