April 12, 2010
BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Ryan LaMarre, Michigan
Jr., OF, Jackson, Mich./Lumen Christi
LaMarre earns his second career Player of the Week honor and his first this season after leading Michigan to a series win against Purdue over the weekend. The outfielder hit .692 and slugged 1.077 on the strength of three doubles and a triple vs. the Boilermakers. He also recorded three hits in every conference game, extending his hitting streak to 10 games dating back to last season. Against Central Michigan on Wednesday, LaMarre made his first start since suffering an injury at Texas Tech on Feb. 20. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in a 13-7 win. In eight appearances this season, LaMarre has four multi-hit games and is hitting .519 with a .704 slugging percentage.
Last MICH Player of the Week: Ryan LaMarre (March 9, 2009)
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Alex Wimmers, Ohio State
Jr., RHP, Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller
Wimmers tossed a complete game in Ohio State’s 7-1 win over Indiana on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits and no walks. The right-hander also struck out 14 batters, which ties for the most by a Big Ten pitcher this season and is the highest total by a Big Ten pitcher in a conference game this year. The strikeout total was one shy of his career high and marked the ninth time in 23 career starts that he has fanned 10 or more batters. With the victory, Wimmers improved his season record to 7-0, which is the best mark in the Big Ten and among the best in NCAA Division I. The weekly honor is the sixth of his career and his second this season.
Last OSU Pitcher of the Week: Alex Wimmers (Feb. 22, 2010)