Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State Earn Weekly Baseball Honors

April 18, 2011


Josh Dezse, Ohio State
Fr., 1B/RHP, Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty
Dezse becomes the first freshman this season to be named Big Ten Player of the Week after leading Ohio State to a series win over Michigan State. The first baseman hit .727 in the series, reaching base at a .786 clip and slugging for a 1.273 mark to combine for an OPS of 2.059. He recorded multiple hits in each game, including a career-best four hits in the finale, going 4-for-4 with a decisive three-run triple and five total RBI. The freshman also tacked on a double and a home run in the series, scoring one run and driving in eight over three games. Dezse also pitched the ninth inning of Game 3, recording two strikeouts to secure the win.

Last OSU Player of the Week: Greg Solomon (April 4, 2011)
Last OSU Freshman of the Week: Tim Wetzel (April 11, 2011)

Brandon Sinnery, Michigan
Jr., RHP, Worcester, Mass. / Worcester Academy
Sinnery picks up the first weekly honor of his career after tossing a complete-game shutout in Michigan’s 3-0 win over Illinois on Sunday. The right-hander scattered four hits and one walk in nine innings, setting a career high with nine strikeouts. The first five outs of the game all came via the strikeout, and Sinnery retired the side in order in the second, fourth, seventh and ninth innings. The performance was the team’s first complete game and first shutout of the season and the program’s first complete-game nine-inning shutout since 2006.

Last MICH Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Burgoon (April 19, 2010)

Joey DeNato, Indiana
LHP, San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines
DeNato picks up Freshman of the Week honors after striking out 11 in an eight-inning shutout performance against Iowa on Sunday, leading the Hoosiers to the series victory. The left-hander scattered four hits and four walks without surrendering a run over eight innings and tied the program record for most strikeouts in a Big Ten game. In conference play this season, the freshman holds a 1.15 ERA and has held opponents to a .145 batting average.



Last IND Freshman of the Week: Dustin DeMuth (April 4, 2011)


Feb. 21  
Pl: Barrett Serrato, Jr., Purdue
Pi: Matt Morgan, Sr., Purdue
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State
Feb. 28  
Pl: Brandon Eckerle, Sr., Michigan State
Pl: Angelo Cianfrocco, So., Purdue
Pi: Kurt Wunderlich, Sr., Michigan State
F: Ty Downing, Indiana
March 7 
Pl: Trevor Willis, Sr., Iowa
Pi: Matt Morgan, Sr., Purdue
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State
March 14 
Pl: Jeff Holm, Sr., Michigan State
Pl: Tyler Spillner, Jr., Purdue
Pi: Dave Walkling, Jr., Penn State
F: David Garner, Michigan State
March 21 
Pl: Alex Dickerson, Jr., Indiana
Pi: Nick Brown, Jr., Iowa
F: Thomas Lindauer, Illinois
F: Tom Windle, Minnesota
March 28 
Pl: Micah Johnson, So., Indiana
Pi: Brad Schreiber, So., Purdue
F: Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
April 4  
Pl: Greg Solomon, So., Ohio State
Pi: Joe Haase, Jr., Purdue
F: Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
April 11 
Pl: Cameron Perkins, So., Purdue
Pi: Tony Bucciferro, Jr., Michigan State
F: Ethan Bramschreiber, Northwestern
F: Tim Wetzel, Ohio State
April 18 
Pl: Josh Dezse, Fr., Ohio State
Pi: Brandon Sinnery, Jr., Michigan
F: Joey DeNato, Indiana
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State