Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State Garner Weekly Baseball Accolades

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

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)

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