Iowa, Nebraska and Northwestern Earn Weekly Baseball Honors

Iowa's Taylor Zeutenhorst was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Iowa's Taylor Zeutenhorst was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Feb. 24, 2014

Player of the Week
Taylor Zeutenhorst, Iowa
Sr., OF, Sheldon, Iowa/Sheldon
• Helped Iowa to a 4-0 weekend after batting .412, recording an on-base percentage of .500 and slugging .765
• Went 4-for-6 in a win against Ball State in which he had a home run, two RBI and three runs scored before ending the tournament with a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort versus Nebraska-Omaha
• Also had a triple and two runs in the weekend opener against Mississippi Valley State
• Reached base safely in each of Iowa’s first seven games of the season, leading the Hawkeyes to a 6-1 record, their best start since 1985
• Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Big Ten Player of the Week: Mike McQuillan (May 21, 2012)

Pitcher of the Week
Christian DeLeon, Nebraska
Sr., RHP, Richmond, Texas/Foster
• Threw seven innings against No. 1 Oregon State, allowing just four hits and one unearned run in the Huskers’ 9-2 victory
• Struck out five batters against just one walk, while hurling five 1-2-3 innings to earn the win
• Helped Nebraska to its first win over a No. 1 team since the Huskers defeated Texas in 2005
• Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Claims Nebraska first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week accolade

Freshman of the Week
Matt Hopfner, Northwestern
OF, Edina, Minn./Edina
• Had four multi-hit games and recorded a .500 on-base percentage to help Northwestern to a 2-2 mark last weekend
• Posted three hits in the weekend opener vs. Kansas on Friday, scoring two runs with an RBI, before driving in three runs in a victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday
• Went 2-for-4 in each of the final two games of the weekend against Mississippi Valley State and Ball State
• Wins his first career weekly honor
• Last Northwestern Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Zach Jones (April 8, 2013)


 

 

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