Michigan and Minnesota Take Home Big Ten Weekly Baseball Awards

Minnesota's Ben Meyer earns his first Big Ten weekly award.

March 4, 2013

Player of the Week
Michael O’Neill, Michigan
OF – Jr. – Powell, Ohio – Olentangy Liberty

  • Hit .474 (9-for-19) with two doubles, five runs scored, two RBI and five stolen bases as Michigan went 3-1 over the weekend
  • Recorded three multi-hit games, including a four-hit outing with three stolen bases against Mount St. Mary’s
  • Reached base at a .500 clip and slugged .579 over four games
  • Earns his third career Player of the Week award and first this season
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Michael O’Neill (March 5, 2012)

Pitcher of the Week
Ben Meyer, Minnesota
RHP – So. – New Brighton, Minn. – Totino Grace

  • Posted career highs in innings pitched (8.0) and strikeouts (5) in a 4-1 win over Utah
  • Scattered only three hits and allowed one unearned run in the win
  • Earns his first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: T.J. Oakes (Feb. 27, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Evan Hill, Michigan
LHP – Mt. Pleasant, Mich. – Mt. Pleasant

  • Threw 6.0 scoreless innings and struck out four batters in Michigan’s 11-0 win over St. Louis
  • Scattered just two hits against the Billikens, leading the Wolverines to their first shutout of the season
  • Collects his first weekly conference award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: N/A


2013 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 18

Pl:           Sam Travis, So., IND

Pi:           Brad Goldberg, Sr., OSU

F:            Evan Bell, IND



F:            Josh Estill, PUR


Feb. 25

Pl:           Aaron Gretz, So., OSU

Pi:           Brad Goldberg, Sr., OSU

F:            Troy Kuhn, OSU


March 4

Pl:           Michael O’Neill, Jr., MICH

Pi:           Ben Meyer, So., MINN

F:            Evan Hill, MICH