March 14, 2006
BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Matt Angle, Ohio State
SO, CF, Whitehall, Ohio/Whitehall-Yearling
Angle was 11-for-17 as the Buckeyes won four games this past weekend in Clearwater, Fla. The OSU sophomore hit .647 with seven RBI and scored nine runs and had a hit in his first five at bats against Bethune-Cookman, including a triple in the sixth. In the four games, he posted a .765 slugging percentage and a .619 on-base percentage (one walk, one HBP, one strikeout). He also had a pair of sacrifice flies and a sac bunt. He was 3-for-4 on stolen bases and tallied 15 putouts (no errors). Currently, Angle is batting .452 for the season (19-for-42).
LAST OSU PLAYER OTW: Steve Caravati (5/17/04)
BIG TEN PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Aaron Markowitz, Penn State
JR, P, Landsdale, Pa./North Penn
Markowitz put forth the best pitching performance of the year so far for Penn State as he pitched a complete-game shutout in the Nittany Lions' 4-0 win over Lehigh. The PSU junior threw all nine innings and gave up just six hits and no runs, while equaling his career high with nine strikeouts. He did not walk one batter and also set a career best for innings pitched, surpassing his previous high of seven. Markowitz threw 81 of his 112 pitches for strikes and became the first Penn State pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout since Alan Stidfole against Northwestern last season. Lehigh had just seven base runners in the game and just two made it beyond second base.
LAST PSU PITCHER OTW: Alan Stidfole (4/11/05)