Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State Garner Weekly Baseball Accolades

Illinois' Kevin Duchene was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

March 3, 2014

Co-Players of the Week
Ryan Nagle, Illinois
So., OF, Streator, Ill./Streator
• Helped Illinois to a 4-0 weekend, with two wins each over Florida Gulf Coast and nationally ranked Florida, in which he batted .625, going 10-of-16 from the plate
• Recorded multiple hits and one run in every game, with two hits in each of Friday’s games against the Eagles and Gators
• Followed with a 3-for-4, two-RBI outing on Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast before ending the weekend with another 3-for-4 day, including two doubles and an RBI against Florida
• Part of an Illini offense that outscored its opponents 23-4
• Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Justin Parr (April 15, 2013)

Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
Jr., C/OF, Middletown, Ohio/Middletown
• Batted. 571 and posted an OPS of 1.810 in leading Indiana to wins over Toledo and nationally ranked Louisville over the weekend
• Went 2-for-5 against the Rockets in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, finishing with a double and a triple and two runs scored in the 8-3 win
• In the second game of the day against the Cardinals, reached base in each of his four plate appearances, driving in two runs and scoring three more in a 6-2 triumph
• Claims his second Big Ten Player of the Week accolade
• Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Michael Basil (May 20, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week
Kevin Duchene, Illinois
So., LHP, Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic Academy
• Pitched a complete-game shutout against nationally ranked Florida, guiding Illinois to a 6-0 win as part of a four-win weekend
• Allowed just three hits and two walks, while striking out six to notch his first win of the season
• Needed just 100 pitches to finish off the Gators, recording his second career complete-game shutout
• Wins his second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Illinois Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Kevin Duchene (May 13, 2013)



Freshman of the Week
Walter Borkovich, Michigan State
RHP, Traverse City, Mich./West Senior
• Earned his first career win by pitching 4.2 innings of scoreless relief in the Spartans’ Sunday win over Eastern Illinois
• Came on to get the final out of the fourth inning and surrendered just four hits while striking out four as he pitched into the eighth inning
• Wins his first career weekly honor
• Last Michigan State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Zach Jones (April 8, 2013)