Purdue, Penn State and Indiana Earn Weekly Baseball Awards

April 23, 2012

Player of the Week
Cameron Perkins, Purdue
3B – Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. - Southport

•    Combined for an OPS of 1.275 to lead Purdue to a series win at Nebraska over the weekend
•    Homered twice in the series-opener, including a two-run blast in the fifth that broke a 5-5 tie and put the Boilermakers ahead for good
•    Drove in five runs and scored four times in the series, accounting for multiple runs or RBI in each game over the weekend
•    Also went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of RBI in a mid-week win over Illinois-Chicago
•    Earns his second career weekly accolade
•    Last Purdue Player of the Week: Stephen Talbott (March 12, 2012)

Pitcher of the Week
Steven Hill, Penn State
RHP – Jr. – Colleyville, Texas – Colleyville Heritage  

•    Threw a no-hitter in Penn State’s 2-0 victory over Iowa on Saturday
•    Faced just two batters over the minimum and struck out three in the outing
•    The no-hitter is Penn State’s first since 1995, the program’s first in a Big Ten game and the Big Ten’s first since 2009
•    Threw 69 of his 105 pitches for strikes to earn his fourth straight win
•    Earns his second career weekly honor
•    Last Penn State Pitcher of the Week: Steven Hill (May 16, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Kyle Hart, Indiana
LHP – Cincinnati, Ohio – Sycamore

•    Tossed a complete-game shutout in Indiana’s 3-0 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday
•    Struck out a career-high nine and allowed only five hits in the outing
•    The complete-game shutout was Indiana’s first since March 14, 2010
•    Picks up his first weekly award
•    Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Sam Travis (April 3, 2012)

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
April 23
Pl:    Cameron Perkins, Jr., PUR
Pi:     Steven Hill, Jr., PSU
F:    Kyle Hart, IND