Illinois, Michigan and Northwestern Earn Baseball Weekly Honors
April 2, 2018


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

• Posted two multi-home run games and went 8-for-11 in four contests to lead the Illini to a pair of wins over Iowa and Concordia record on the week
• Tallied seven RBI on eight hits and scored nine runs while batting .727 on the week
• Hit five home runs and a double as he registered a .833 on-base percentage and 2.182 slugging percentage
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week award in as many weeks
• Spillane is the first student in Big Ten baseball history to win three straight Big Ten Player of the Week awards
• Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Bren Spillane (March 26, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week
Quinn Lavelle, Northwestern
LHP – Fr. – Cleveland, Ohio – St. Edward

• Threw a complete-game shutout at Maryland to help Northwestern take the series opener in College Park, Md.
• Recorded career-highs for innings pitched (9.0) and strikeouts (8)
• Did not allow a base runner to get into scoring position
• Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Magallones (May 18, 2015)

Freshman of the Week
Jesse Franklin, Michigan
IF/OF – Fr. – Seattle, Wash. – Seattle Prep

• Helped the Wolverines to a 4-0 record on the weekend, posting a trio of victories over Delaware and a win over Central Michigan
• Led Michigan in hitting, tallying seven RBI and two homers with eight hits and scored four runs while batting .500 on the week
• Led the Wolverines with a .938 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage
• Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jordan Nwogu (March 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

April 2
PL: Bren Spillane, Jr., ILL
P: Quinn Lavelle, Fr., NU
F: Jesse Franklin, MICH

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