April 8, 2008
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ben Wolgamot, Purdue
Jr., 2B, Danville, Ill./Danville
Wolgamot helped Purdue to a 3-1 series victory at Iowa over the weekend, batting .563 with a .688 slugging percentage to give the Boilermakers a 6-2 Big Ten record this season. The junior recorded multiple hits in three of the four games, also scoring at least one run in each contest. On the series, Wolgamot went 9-for-16 at the plate, touching home seven times while driving in five runs. He smacked a pair of doubles and did not strike out in the series. The Danville, Ill., native's best game came in the series finale when he went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI as the Boilermakers won, 16-3. In a non-conference game against 2007 College World Series participant Louisville on Wednesday, Wolgamot was 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a pair of walks, which brought his weekly stat line to a .611 batting average, a .667 on-base percentage and a .722 slugging percentage. The Boilermaker currently leads the Big Ten in average (.478) and on-base percentage (.625) during conference action. The award is the first of Wolgamot's career and Purdue's third consecutive as Brandon Haveman was honored last week, and Jon Moore received the recognition on March 24. This marks the first time in program history that the Boilermakers have earned three straight Player of the Week honors.
Last Purdue Player OTW: Brandon Haveman (3/31/08)
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Last Michigan Pitcher OTW: Chris Fetter (3/10/08)
Chris Fetter, Michigan
Jr., RHP, Carmel, Ind./Carmel
Fetter takes home his second career honor and his second of the season after leading Michigan to a 1-0 win over Penn State on Saturday with a complete-game shutout. The junior struck out six and scattered four hits in his second consecutive complete-game appearance and his second career shutout. The win ran Fetter's mark to 5-0 on the season, including a 2-0 mark in Big Ten play. Michigan won the series over the Nittany Lions, 3-1, and sits first in the Big Ten standings at 7-1. In conference action, the Carmel, Ind., native is second in opposing batting average (.163) and third in strikeouts (12), seven of which have come looking. Fetter is the first Wolverine to earn two Pitcher of the Week awards in the same season since Rich Hill in 2002.