April 10, 2007
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Player of the Week
Ryan Hastings, Illinois
2B, Jr., Mattoon, Ill./Mattoon
Hastings batted .727 (8-for-11) in three games last week, including an .857 (6-for-7) clip in two conference contests against No. 25 Ohio State. The junior slugged at a 1.000 mark and reached base at a .750 average. Hastings registered at least two hits and scored one run in each game last week, and recorded the game-winner against OSU in Game 1 on Sunday. The second baseman ranks fifth with a .476 average in conference games and has hit in 12 of his last 13 contests, including eight multi-hit games in that span.
Last ILL Player OTW: Lars Davis (3/26/07)
Pitcher of the Week
Matt Ogrodnik, Penn State
P, Sr., Saltsburg, Pa./The Kiski School
Ogrodnik factored into the decision in two of Penn State's three victories last week, earning a win over Kent State on Wednesday and picking up a save against Iowa on Friday. The senior entered the game vs. Kent State with his team trailing in the seventh, and stranded a runner in scoring position as he threw 1.2 frames of scoreless, no-hit ball to pick up the win. Against Iowa, Ogrodnik tossed 3.1 shutout innings with three strikeouts and no walks to earn his first save of the year.
LAST PSU PITCHER OTW: Scott Gaffney (2/20/07)