Illinois, Indiana and Michigan Earn Baseball Weekly Honors
March 19, 2018


Player of the Week
Bren Spillane, Illinois
1B – Jr. – Wheeling, Ill. – Wheeling

• Paced the Illini to a 3-1 record on the weekend, with wins over Milwaukee and Southern Illinois
• Led Illinois in batting average (.600), slugging (1.333), on-base percentage (.667), homers (3), hits (9), total bases (20) and steals (2) for the week
• Recorded a career-high three hits in back-to-back games
• Hit three home runs at Southern Illinois on Saturday, becoming just the 11th Division I player this season to hit three homers in a game and the first Illini to hit three homers in a game since Casey Fletcher in 2014
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Doran Turchin (March 12, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week
Jonathan Stiever, Indiana
P – Jr. – Cedarburg, Wis. – Cedarburg

• Threw 6.0 scoreless innings to earn his second-straight win in the Hoosiers’ victory against Northern Illinois
• Allowed only two hits, while striking out six
• Has allowed just 14 hits over his last 19.2 innings, striking out 25 while allowing four earned runs
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Pauly Milto (Feb. 26, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Jordan Nwogu, Michigan
OF – Fr. – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Pioneer

• Recorded multiple hits in all three games of his collegiate debut this weekend, helping the Wolverines sweep Bowling Green
• Led the Wolverines with a 1.097 slugging percentage, .692 on-base percentage and a .636 batting average
• Hit .636 on the week, going 7-for-11 with three runs scored, two doubles, a homer and eight RBI
• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jake Bivens (May 12, 2015)

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

March 12
PL: Doran Turchin, Jr., ILL
P: Luis Alvarado, Sr., NEB
F: Mason Erla, MSU

March 19
PL: Bren Spillane, Jr., ILL
P: Jonathan Stiever, Jr., IND
F: Jordan Nwogu, MICH

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