April 2, 2007
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Player of the Week
Doug Pickens, Michigan
C/OF, Jr., West Bloomfield, Mich./Brother Rice
Pickens batted .476 (10-for-21) last week, including a .529 (9-for-17) clip in conference games. In the series sweep over Northwestern, the junior recorded two doubles, a triple and a home run to accumulate a 1.118 slugging percentage and a .556 on-base mark. Playing in right field and behind the plate, Pickens recorded multi-hit games in each of Michigan's conference contests and drove in game-tying runs twice as he extended his hitting streak to 10 games. The award is the second of Pickens' career as he was also honored on Feb. 28, 2006.
Last MICH Player OTW: Jason Christian (3/13/07)
Pitcher of the Week
John Dwan, Michigan State
P, Sr., Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
Dwan secured the series win over Indiana in the fourth-game finale, allowing just three hits over seven innings to pick up his second win of the season. All three hits allowed were singles, and two never left the infield. After allowing back-to-back two-out singles in the first, the left-hander settled down to retire 18 of the next 21 he faced. The senior struck out three and walked just one without allowing a run as his ERA dropped to 2.90 on the year. This is Dwan's second career honor as he was also named Pitcher of the Week on April 11, 2006.
LAST MSU PITCHER OTW: John Dwan (4/11/06)