Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio State Players Garner Weekly Honors




March 17, 2014

Player of the Week
Tanner Lubach, Nebraska
Jr., C, Lincoln, Neb./Southwest
• Finished with eight RBI, five runs scored and batted .500 against Northern Colorado and nationally ranked UC Irvine last week
• Went 4-for-5 in the Huskers’ two-game set against Northern Colorado, including a three-hit effort in the opener in which he drove in two runs on two doubles and a triple
• Drove in at least one run in each of Nebraska’s three games against UC Irvine, highlighted by a 3-for-4 outing that included a two-run home run in the series’ second game
• Wins his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Michael Pritchard (Feb. 18, 2014)

Pitcher of the Week
Kyle Hart, Indiana
Jr., LHP, Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore
• Pitched 8.1 innings against two opponents last week, allowing just one earned run in eight innings of work against nationally ranked Kentucky
• Earned a mid-week win over the Wildcats after scattering five hits and matching his career high with eight strikeouts in the Hoosiers’ 7-2 victory
• Came on in relief in the bottom of the eighth with the game tied against Long Beach State on Saturday, striking out the only batter he faced in Indiana’s 2-1 victory in 11 innings
• Wins his first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Joey DeNato (Feb. 18, 2014)

Freshman of the Week
Travis Lakins, Ohio State
RHP, Franklin, Ohio/Franklin
• Pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless relief in games against Siena and nationally ranked Oregon State, allowing just two hits and striking out six
• Against the Beavers, allowed just two hits in 3.2 innings and struck out five batters, shutting down Oregon State in order in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings
• Threw 1.2 innings in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Siena, inducing an inning-ending double-play in the sixth before retiring the side in order in the seventh
• Wins his first career weekly honor
• Last Ohio State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jacob Bosiokovic (March 11, 2013)