Michigan State, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Weekly Honors

April 16, 2012

Co-Players of the Week
Josh Scheffert, Nebraska
3B – Jr. – Lincoln, Neb. – Southeast

•    Hit .500 with three multiple-hit games to lead Nebraska to a series win over Ohio State in Columbus last weekend
•    Hit three home runs and a double in the series, racking up a slugging percentage of 1.214 to combine for an OPS of 1.714 in the three-game series
•    Scored four runs and drove in 10, including a career-high seven RBI in the series finale on Sunday
•    Earns his second weekly honor this season
•    Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Josh Scheffert (March 19, 2012)

Jordan Steranka, Penn State
1B – Sr. – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Mt. Lebanon

•    Hit .545, reached base at a .615 clip and slugged 1.545 to lead Penn State to a series win against Michigan over the weekend
•    Homered three times and hit a triple in the series, also scoring six runs and driving in seven
•    Went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in a non-conference game against Pittsburgh
•    Picks up his first career weekly award
•    Last Penn State Player of the Week: Steve Snyder (May 3, 2010)

Pitcher of the Week
Andrew Waszak, Michigan State
RHP – Jr. – Rochester Hills, Mich. – Adams

•    Led Michigan State to a win over Indiana in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Sunday
•    Threw seven scoreless innings and gave up only three hits in the start
•    Struck out a season-high five batters and allowed just one walk to pick up his fourth win of the season
•    Earns his first career weekly honor
•    Last Michigan State Pitcher of the Week: Tony Bucciferro (Feb. 20, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Ryan Krill, Michigan State
1B – Kalamazoo, Mich. – Portage Central

•    Hit .643 and reached base at a .667 clip to help Michigan State to a series win on the road against Indiana
•    Recorded three hits in each game of the series
•    Scored six runs and collected a pair of RBI in the three-game set
•    Picks up his first weekly award
•    Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: David Garner (March 14, 2011)

2012 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 20
Pl:     Josh Dezse, So., OSU
Pi:    Tony Bucciferro, Sr., MSU
Pi:    Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:     John Kravetz, ILL
F:    Luke Dauch, NU
Feb. 27
Pl:    Michael O’Neill, So., MICH
Pl:    Eric Charles, Sr., PUR
Pi:    TJ Oakes, Jr., MINN
F:    Chris Sujka, IND
F:    Sasha Kuebel, IOWA
March 5
Pl:    Michael O’Neill, So., MICH
Pi:    Nick Wittgren, Jr., PUR
F:    Kyle Schwarber, IND
March 12
Pl:    Stephen Talbott, Jr., PUR
Pi:     Kevin Johnson, Jr., ILL
F:    John Kravetz, ILL
March 19
Pl:    Josh Scheffert, Jr., NEB
Pi:     Joey DeNato, So., IND
F:    Pat Kelly, NEB
March 26
Pl:     Sam Travis, Fr., IND
Pi:    Brandon Magallones, Fr., NU
Pi:    Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:    Sam Travis, IND
F:    Brandon Magallones, NU
April 3
Pl:    Sam Travis, Fr., IND
Pi:    Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:    Sam Travis, IND
April 9
Pl:    Phil Keppler, Sr., IOWA
Pi:    Matt Milroy, Jr., ILL
Pi:    Joe Haase, Sr., PUR
F:    Reid Roper, ILL
F:    Patrick Porter, OSU
April 16
Pl:    Josh Scheffert, Jr., NEB
Pl:    Jordan Steranka, Sr., PSU
Pi:    Andrew Waszak, Jr., MSU
F:    Ryan Krill, MSU



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