March 10, 2008
Player of the Week
Matt Nohelty, Minnesota
Jr., OF, Rothschild, Wis./D.C. Everest
Nohelty picks up his first career Player of the Week award after helping Minnesota to a 2-1 record in the Metrodome Tournament over the weekend. The junior led off the tournament with a 4-for-5 performance against New Mexico on Friday, driving in three of the Gophers' seven runs and scoring another. Nohelty also slammed a triple and stole his fourth base of the season as his squad went on to win, 7-3. On Saturday against No. 18 California, the outfielder tallied one hit and scored Minnesota's only run of the game. The Rothschild, Wis., native closed out the Metrodome Tournament going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in Minnesota's 11-9 win over Northern Iowa. For the weekend, Nohelty batted .500 with a .643 slugging percentage, totaling seven hits, four RBI and three runs scored. He currently ranks sixth in the conference in average (.425) and total bases (20).
Last MINN POW: Mike Mee (2/2707)
Pitcher of the Week
Chris Fetter, Michigan
Sr., RHP, Carmel, Ind./Carmel
Fetter takes home the first conference accolade of his career after leading Michigan to a shutout victory over Pittsburgh in the team's final game of the Keith LaClair Classic in Greenville, N.C. The senior fanned a career-high 11 batters in seven innings, marking the team's highest strikeout total since 2005 and the highest tally in the Big Ten this season. The Carmel, Ind., native allowed one hit and no walks as he earned his second win of the season in a 7-0 Wolverine victory. Fetter combined with Tyler Burgoon and Adam Abraham to one-hit the Panthers in Michigan's first one-hitter at a neutral site since Jim Abbott one-hit Illinois in a non-conference game in Columbus, Ohio, in 1987. Fetter is currently third in the Big Ten with 19 strikeouts over three appearances this season.
Last MICH POW: Paul Hammond (4/18/06)