Michigan, Minnesota and Northwestern Earn Big Ten Weekly Baseball Awards

Minnesota's DJ Snelten earns his first career Pitcher of the Week award.

Minnesota's DJ Snelten earns his first career Pitcher of the Week award.

April 8, 2013

Player of the Week
Jake Straub, Northwestern
C – Jr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

  • Hit .727 (8-for-11) with five RBI and four runs scored as Northwestern went 2-1 against Purdue last weekend
  • Went 4-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the second game of the series
  • Posted three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice in the series finale
  • Reached base at a .688 clip and slugged .727 in the series
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Paul Snieder (May 16, 2011)

Pitcher of the Week
DJ Snelten, Minnesota
LHP – Jr. – Ingelside, Ill. – The Lakes

 

  • Threw a complete-game one-hitter to lead Minnesota to a 1-0 win over Ohio State in the series finale
  • Recorded a career-high seven strikeouts versus one walk, allowing one infield hit in only 86 pitches
  • Posted the second complete game of his career
  • Earns his first career Pitcher of the Week award
  • Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Tom Windle (April 1, 2013)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Evan Hill, Michigan
LHP – Mt. Pleasant, Mich. – Mt. Pleasant

  • Went a career-high eight innings and struck out four batters in Michigan’s 5-1 win over Michigan State in Game 2 of the series
  • Scattered four hits against the Spartans, allowing just one unearned run
  • Earns his third Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Evan Hill (March 25, 2013)

Zach Jones, Northwestern
1B – Glenview, Ill. – Glenbrook South

  • Hit .522 (8-for-15) with one double, four RBI and two runs scored as Northwestern went 2-1 against Purdue
  • Went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Game 2 of the series and 4-for-6 with one RBI and two runs scored in the rubber match
  • Earns the second weekly award of his career
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Zach Jones (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

 

April 8

Pl:           Jake Straub, Jr., NU

Pi:           DJ Snelton, Jr., MINN

F:            Evan Hill, MICH

F:            Zach Jones, NU

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