The reigning Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year Jake Barrios started off his 2012 campaign where he left off in 2011 as the sophomore shortstop hit in all 7 of the Saints games last week, posting a .417 batting average while playing sparkling defense at shortstop handling 27 chances without an error to open the year.

Barrios went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIís including the game winner as Seward knocked off Northeastern to open the year and had another multi RBI game later on in the week on the road at Midland. It is the first time Barrios has taken home the award in his already stellar Seward County career.