Indiana and Purdue Claim Weekly Honors

March 28, 2011

Micah Johnson, Indiana
So., 2B, Indianapolis, Ind. / Park Tudor
Johnson picks up Player of the Week honors after hitting .692 and slugging 1.000 to lead Indiana to a 2-1 record last week. The second baseman recorded three hits and scored at least two runs in each of the Hoosiers’ three games last week, also going 6-for-6 on the base paths. The sophomore racked up an OPS of 1.733 on the strength of four doubles, scored eight total runs and drove in another. Johnson was also perfect in the field, making a leaping grab in the bottom of the ninth in Indiana’s win over Evansville to preserve the victory. Following last week’s performance, the Indianapolis native ranks among the Big Ten’s top 10 in batting average (.391), slugging (.511), on-base percentage (.448), runs scored (26), doubles (7) and stolen bases (14).

Last IND Player of the Week: Alex Dickerson (March 21, 2011)

Brad Schreiber, Purdue
So., RHP, Menasha, Wis. / Kimberly
Schreiber collects Pitcher of the Week accolades after tossing six scoreless innings to lead Purdue to a 12-1 win over Bradley on Sunday. The sophomore scattered just three hits without issuing a walk and struck out seven, improving his season record to 4-0. Schreiber faced just 20 batters and put together three 1-2-3 innings, retiring in order the final eight batters he faced. The Menasha, Wis., native leads the Big Ten with 38 strikeouts and ranks second with an opponents’ batting average of .207.

Last PUR Pitcher of the Week: Matt Morgan (March 7, 2011)

Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
SS/3B, LaPorte, Ind. / LaPorte
DeMuth earns Freshman of the Week honors after batting .600 to help Indiana go 2-1 last week. The freshman reached base at a .625 clip and slugged .733 to combine for a OPS of 1.358. The infielder had three multi-hit games and scored and drove in at least one run in each of the Hoosiers’ three contests. Overall, the LaPorte, Ind., native totaled nine hits, including two doubles, scored five runs and drove in four. DeMuth currently ranks among the Big Ten’s top 10 in average (.368), on-base percentage (.435) and runs scored (18).



Last IND Freshman of the Week: Ty Downing (Feb. 28, 2011)


Feb. 21  
Pl: Barrett Serrato, Jr., Purdue
Pi: Matt Morgan, Sr., Purdue
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State
Feb. 28  
Pl: Brandon Eckerle, Sr., Michigan State
Pl: Angelo Cianfrocco, So., Purdue
Pi: Kurt Wunderlich, Sr., Michigan State
F: Ty Downing, Indiana
March 7 
Pl: Trevor Willis, Sr., Iowa
Pi: Matt Morgan, Sr., Purdue
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State
March 14 
Pl: Jeff Holm, Sr., Michigan State
Pl: Tyler Spillner, Jr., Purdue
Pi: Dave Walkling, Jr., Penn State
F: David Garner, Michigan State
March 21 
Pl: Alex Dickerson, Jr., Indiana
Pi: Nick Brown, Jr., Iowa
F: Thomas Lindauer, Illinois
F: Tom Windle, Minnesota
March 28 
Pl: Micah Johnson, So., Indiana
Pi: Brad Schreiber, So., Purdue
F: Dustin DeMuth, Indiana