Weekly Baseball Honors
March 26, 2018


Co-Players of the Week
Bren Spillane, Illinois
1B – Jr. – Wheeling, Ill. – Wheeling

• Led the Illini to a 4-0 record on the weekend, with wins over Cal State Northridge and Northwestern
• Led Illinois in batting average (.643), on-base percentage (.737), slugging (1.500), doubles (3), homers (3), RBI (10), runs (7), total bases (21), walks (5) and steals (3) for the week
• His eight RBI against CSUN are the most by a Big Ten player this season
• Scored the winning run in extra innings against Northwestern on Saturday
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Bren Spillane (March 19, 2018)

Jonathan Engelmann, Michigan
OF – Jr. – San Mateo, Calif. – Burlingame

• Paced the Wolverines to a 5-0 record on the weekend, with wins over Oakland, Western Michigan and Michigan State
• Tallied 13 RBI on nine hits and scored eight runs while batting .429 on the week
• Hit a double and a pair of homers as he registered a .500 on-base percentage and 0.762 slugging percentage
• Totaled a career-high four hits, four runs, and five RBI in Friday's win against Michigan State to kick off Big Ten play
• Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Jimmy Kerr (May 1, 2017)

Co-Pitchers of the Week
Brady Schanuel, Iowa
RHP – Jr. – Swansea, Ill. – Belleville East

• Allowed one hit over a career-high seven shutout innings, leading the Hawkeyes to a 5-1 victory over 11th-ranked Indiana
• His first six outs came via strikeout and he finished with 11 strikeouts in the game - the most by a Hawkeye pitcher since 2004
• Retired the final 10 batters he faced to register his fourth victory of the season
• Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Nick Gallagher (May 1, 2017)

Hunter Parsons, Maryland
RHP – Jr. – Fruitland, Md. – Parkside

• Threw a complete game, picking up the win and handing Stetson its first series loss of the season
• Allowed only two hits, while striking out nine
• In his last four starts, Parsons has a 0.84 ERA over 32.0 IP, has struck out 23 to just three walks and opponents are batting .188 against him
• Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Maryland Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Taylor Bloom (Feb. 19, 2018)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
RHP – Fr. – Gig Harbor, Wash. – Gig Harbor

• Extended his scoreless innings streak to 17.0 when he tossed 7.0 shutout innings for his third victory in his last three starts
• Struck out a season-high six batters, while scattering four hits and allowing one walk
• Secured the 2-0 shutout win and a series victory for the Gophers against Nebraska
• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Brett Schulze (May 8, 2017)

Harry Rutkowski, Rutgers
LHP – Fr. – Fords, N.J. – Woodbridge

• Logged a season-high 6.2 innings on the mound, earning the win and clinching the series against Penn State
• Struck out seven and scattered four hits
• Held PSU to 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position
• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Rutgers Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Eric Heatter (Feb. 19, 2018)

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

March 26
PL: Bren Spillane, Jr., ILL
PL: Jonathan Engelmann, Jr., MICH
P: Brady Schanuel, Jr., IOWA
P: Hunter Parsons, Jr., MD
F: Patrick Fredrickson, MINN
F: Harry Rutkowski, RU

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