Illinois, Indiana and Michigan Earn Baseball Weekly Honors
March 6, 2018


Co-Players of the Week
Michael Massey, Illinois
2B - So. - Palos Park, Ill. - Brother Rice
  • Recorded multiple hits in each contest to lead Illinois to victories over No. 11 UCLA, Arizona and Washington in Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge action
  • Tallied three RBI on six hits and scored a pair of runs while batting .500 on the week
  • Hit three doubles as he registered a .538 on-base percentage and 0.750 slugging percentage
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: David Kerian (May 18, 2015)

Matt Gorski, Indiana
OF - So. - Fishers, Ind. - Hamilton Southeastern

  • Registered hits in all four contests as Indiana claimed a 3-1 series win at No. 13 San Diego 
  • Hit .529 on the week, going 9-for-17 with a run scored, double, triple, five RBI, a stolen base and 12 total bases
  • Went 4-for-5 in the series finale, driving in three runs on a double while adding a stolen base
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Matt Lloyd (March 27, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week
Karl Kauffmann, Michigan
P - So. - Bloomfield Hills, Mich. - Brother Rice

  • Tossed a career-high 6.2 innings to earn the win at No. 8 Stanford
  • Struck out a career-high 10 batters to hand the Cardinal its first loss of the season
  • Allowed no runs on just three hits in the contest
  • Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Oliver Jaskie (May 15, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Elijah Dunham, Indiana
1B/DH - Evansville, Ind. - F.J. Reitz

  • Went 6-for-12 on the weekend, posting a .500 batting average to go along with two doubles, an RBI and eight total bases in a 3-1 series win at No. 13 San Diego
  • Scored four runs while posting at least one hit in all four games
  • Went 3-for-5 in the series-opening win, with two runs scored and a double
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Cal Krueger (May 15, 2017)

2018 Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 19
PL: Jacson McGowan, Jr., PUR
P: Taylor Bloom, Sr., MD
F: Eric Heatter, RU

Feb. 26
PL: Terrin Vavra, Jr., MINN
P: Pauly Milto, Jr., IND
F: Bo Hofstra, PUR

March 6
PL: Michael Massey, So., ILL
PL: Matt Gorski, So., IND
P: Karl Kauffmann, So., MICH
F: Elijah Dunham, IND

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