April 5, 2010
BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Michael Kvasnicka, Minnesota
Jr., OF, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North
Kvasnicka takes home his first career weekly honor after leading Minnesota to a series win on the road against Purdue. The outfielder hit .583 against the Boilermakers, reaching base at a .643 clip and slugging 1.000 for an OPS of 1.643. Kvasnicka scored three runs in the series and drove in seven, recording two doubles. The junior had multiple hits in all three games of the set, including a 3-for-4 performance on Friday. In the series finale on Sunday, he hit the go-ahead double with his team trailing 5-4 in the ninth, driving in two runs to put the Gophers up for good. Kvasnicka ranks among the Big Ten’s leaders with a .613 slugging percentage on the year and is second in the conference with 11 doubles.
Last MINN Player of the Week: Derek McCallum (April 20, 2009)
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Matt Bischoff, Purdue
Sr. RHP, Decatur, Ind./New Haven
Bischoff collects his third career Pitcher of the Week honor and his second of the season, throwing nine innings in Purdue’s Big Ten opener on Friday. The senior allowed just two runs on six hits without walking a batter while striking out 10 as the Boilermakers won, 3-2, in 10 innings. With his performance, he took over sole possession of second place on Purdue’s all-time strikeouts list with 231 in his career. The right-hander fanned the side in the first and tallied at least one strikeout in seven of his nine innings of work.
Last PUR Pitcher of the Week: Matt Bischoff (March 15, 2010)