Big Ten Announces Weekly Baseball Awards

Feb. 27, 2012

Co-Player of the Week
Michael O'Neill, Michigan
OF - So. - Powell, Ohio - Olentangy Liberty

• Hit .533 with an OPS of 1.430 as Michigan went 3-1 against Iona over the weekend
• Recorded two hits in each of his four games, combining for five doubles in the series
• Went 5-for-5 on the base paths, scored two runs and drove in three
• Earns his first career Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Patrick Biondi (April 19, 2010)

Eric Charles, Purdue
2B - Sr. - Zionsville, Ind. - Zionsville

• Went 8-for-12 at the plate (.667) and combined for an OPS of 1.525 as Purdue went 2-1 at the ECU Keith LeClair Classic over the weekend
• Recorded multiple hits in all three games, including three-hit performances in wins over East Carolina and Western Carolina
• Combined to score four runs and drive in three over three games
• Collects his first weekly accolade
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Cameron Perkins (April 11, 2011)

Pitcher of the Week
TJ Oakes, Minnesota
RHP - Jr. - Jordan, Minn. - Jordan

• Threw seven scoreless innings to lead Minnesota to a 1-0 win over Milwaukee on Friday
• Gave up just two hits in the game, holding the Panthers to an .095 average in the contest
• Struck out four and allowed just one walk
• Picks up his second career accolade and first this season, having also been honored as a freshman in 2010
• Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: TJ Oakes (May 17, 2010)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Chris Sujka, Indiana
OF - Oak Forest, Ill. - Mount Carmel
• Hit .500 (6-for-12) and slugged .917, combining for an OPS of 1.417 in Indiana's three games at Tulane
• Recorded multiple hits in two of the three games, including a three-hit performance in Game 2
• Hit two doubles and a home run in the series, also scoring two runs and driving in four
• Earns his first career weekly honor
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Dustin DeMuth (May 16, 2011)



Sasha Kuebel, Iowa
LHP - St. Louis, Mo. - St. Louis University High

• Allowed just one run in 7.1 innings of work against Virginia Tech in the Caravelle Resort Baseball at the Beach Tournament
• Struck out three in his second collegiate start
• Allowed just three hits and a walk in the quality start
• Collects his first weekly award
• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: N/A

2012 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 20
Pl:  Josh Dezse, So., OSU
Pi: Tony Bucciferro, Sr., MSU
Pi: Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:  John Kravetz, ILL
F: Luke Dauch, NU
Feb. 27
Pl: Michael O'Neill, So., MICH
Pl: Eric Charles, Sr., PUR
Pi: TJ Oakes, Jr., MINN
F: Chris Sujka, IND
F: Sasha Kuebel, IOWA