Iowa, Purdue and Ohio State Claim Weekly Baseball Honors

Iowa's Trevor Willis hit .647 as Iowa went 3-1 against Mississippi State and Georgia State over the weekend.

Iowa's Trevor Willis hit .647 as Iowa went 3-1 against Mississippi State and Georgia State over the weekend.

March 7, 2011

BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Trevor Willis, Iowa
Sr., CF, Homer Glen, Ill. / Lockport
Willis earns Player of the Week accolades after recording three multi-hit games in four contests with Georgia State and Mississippi State over the weekend. The senior posted back-to-back four-hit games against the Bulldogs, leading Iowa to the series sweep. He also went 2-for-4 in the weekend finale, a 3-2 walk-off victory against the Panthers. Willis scored six runs in four games, touching home twice in each of Iowa’s last three games, and drove in a run. The center fielder slugged a triple and went 3-for-4 on the base baths, including two steals in Sunday’s game and a swipe of home on Saturday. For the week, Willis batted .647 with a .667 on base percentage and slugged at a .765 clip for an OPS of 1.432.

Last IOWA Player of the Week: Kurtis Muller (May 11, 2010)

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Matt Morgan, Purdue
RHP, Sr., Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern
Morgan picks up Pitcher of the Week accolades after tossing a complete-game shutout in the Boilermakers’ 1-0 win against Lipscomb on Friday, the team’s first 1-0 win since 2007. The right-hander allowed just three hits and two walks in the outing, registering his fourth career game with 10 or more strikeouts. The senior struck out at least one batter in eight of his nine innings and put together five 1-2-3 frames, including in the ninth, when he retired the heart of the Bison lineup in order.

Last PUR Pitcher of the Week: Matt Morgan (Feb. 21, 2011)

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Josh Dezse, Ohio State
DH/RP, Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty
Dezse earns his second Freshman of the Week honor of the season after going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in Ohio State’s win over Army on Friday. The freshman singled in the first and third innings and scored the first two runs of the game. Dezse ripped a bases-loaded double to break the game open in the seventh, leading the Buckeyes to a 7-1 win.


 

 

Last OSU Freshman of the Week: Josh Dezse (Feb. 21, 2011)

2011 BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 21

Pl: Barrett Serrato, Jr., Purdue
Pi: Matt Morgan, Sr., Purdue
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State

Feb. 28  

Pl: Brandon Eckerle, Sr., Michigan State
Pl: Angelo Cianfrocco, So., Purdue
Pi: Kurt Wunderlich, Sr., Michigan State
F: Ty Downing, Indiana

March 7

Pl: Trevor Willis, Sr., Iowa
Pi: Matt Morgan, Sr., Purdue
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State

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