Indiana, Minnesota and Purdue Take Home Big Ten Weekly Baseball Awards

Purdue's Kyle Johnson earns his first Big Ten weekly awards.

April 1, 2013

Co-Player of the Week
Sam Travis, Indiana
1B – So. – Orland Park, Ill. – Providence Catholic

  • Hit .462 (6-for-13) with one home run, one triple, one double, eight RBI and four runs scored as Indiana went 3-0 against Iowa
  • Recorded two hits in each game, driving in five runs in the series opener and three in the second game
  • Reached base at a .533 clip and slugged .923 in the series
  • Drew a walk and scored a run in a 6-2 mid-week victory against No. 10 Louisville
  • Earns his fourth career Player of the Week award and sixth weekly award overall
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Kyle Schwarber (March 11, 2013)

Co-Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week
Kyle Johnson, Purdue
CF – San Diego, Calif. – Torrey Pines

  • Hit .545 (6-for-11) with two doubles, four RBI, two runs scored and three walks in a 3-0 series sweep of Penn State
  • Went 4-for-6 with runners in scoring position, posting an RBI double in each of the first two games of the series and a 3-for-3 outing with one RBI in the finale
  • Reached base at a .623 clip and slugged .727 against the Hawkeyes
  • Earns the first weekly awards of his career
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: David Miller (May 7, 2012)
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Jordan Minch (March 18, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week
Tom Windle, Minnesota
LHP – Jr. – Maple Grove, Minn. – Osseo

  • Threw his fourth-straight complete game to lead Minnesota to a 3-1 win over Michigan
  • Recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts versus one walk, allowing four hits against the Wolverines
  • Holds a 0.75 ERA in his last four starts, surrendering just three runs over 36 innings
  • Earns his second career Pitcher of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Ben Meyer (March 18, 2013)

2013 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 18

Pl:           Sam Travis, So., IND

Pi:           Brad Goldberg, Sr., OSU

F:            Evan Bell, IND

F:            Josh Estill, PUR

Feb. 25

Pl:           Aaron Gretz, So., OSU

Pi:           Brad Goldberg, Sr., OSU

F:            Troy Kuhn, OSU

March 4

Pl:           Michael O’Neill, Jr., MICH

Pi:           Ben Meyer, So., MINN

F:            Evan Hill, MICH

March 11

Pl:           Kyle Schwarber, So., IND

Pi:           Tom Windle, Jr., MINN

F:            Jacob Bosiokovic, OSU

March 18

Pl:           Blaise Salter, So., MSU

Pi:           Ben Meyer, So., MINN

F:            Zach Jones, NU

F:            Jordan Minch, PUR

March 25

Pl:           Kirby Pellant, Sr., OSU

Pi:           Chase Rihtarchik, Jr., MSU

F:            Evan Hill, MICH

April 1

Pl:           Sam Travis, So., IND

               Kyle Johnson, Fr., PUR

Pi:           Tom Windle, Jr., MINN

F:            Kyle Johnson, Fr., PUR