Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

Feb. 20, 2017

Player of the Week

Dan Durkin, Michigan State

Sr. – Tinley Park, Ill. – Victor J. Andrew

  • Led the Spartans to a four-game sweep of Abilene Christian
  • Batted .500 on the week with nine hits, 11 RBI and one home run
  • Tallied four extra-base hits on the weekend
  • Secures the first Player of the Week award of his career
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Zack McGuire (May 2, 2016)

Pitcher of the Week

Tanner Andrews, Purdue

Jr. – Rochester, Ind. – Tippecanoe Valley

  • Propelled the Boilermakers to a 9-3 win over Texas State
  • Pitched 7.0 innings, allowing two hits and one earned run, while striking out nine batters
  • Retired 21 of 24 batters faced
  • Collects his first career Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Pitcher of the Week: Joe Haase (May 14, 2012)

Freshman of the Week

Jake Matheny, Indiana

St. Louis, Mo. – Westminster Christian Academy

  • Hit .429 on the week to lead the Hoosiers to a pair of wins over Gonzaga
  • Homered twice and added a double to collect five RBI
  • Claims his first Freshman of the Week Honor
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Logan Sowers (May 18, 2015)

2017 Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 20

PL: Dan Durkin, Sr., MSU

P: Tanner Andrews, Jr., PUR

F: Jake Matheny, IND