Michigan and Purdue Earn Baseball Weekly Honors
April 23, 2018


Player of the Week
Jonathan Engelmann, Michigan
OF – Jr. – San Mateo, Calif. – Burlingame

• Recorded three multi-hit games to help the Wolverines sweep Penn State last weekend and extend their nation-leading win streak to 20 games
• Led Michigan in hitting with six RBI on six hits and scored six runs while batting .545 on the week
• Hit a double and a homerun as he registered a .615 on-base percentage and .909 slugging percentage
• Wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Jesse Franklin (April 16, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week
Ross Learnard, Purdue
LHP – Sr. – Catlin, Ill. – Catlin

• Closed out all four of Purdue’s wins last weekend earning a win and three saves, including all three games in the sweep at Maryland
• Retired 18 of 22 batters faced, with six strikeouts in 6.1 innings pitched
• Has pitched 19 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to Feb. 25
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Gareth Stroh (April 24, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Jesse Franklin, Michigan
IF – Fr. – Seattle, Wash. – Seattle Prep

• Helped the Wolverines to their 20th-straight victory and sixth straight series sweep this weekend, going 3-0 against Penn State
• Recorded a hit in every game, tallying seven RBI, two homers and a double with five hits and scoring seven runs while batting .385 on the week
• Recorded a .923 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage
• Wins his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jesse Franklin (April 16, 2018)

2018 Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 19
PL: Jacson McGowan, Jr., PUR
P: Taylor Bloom, Sr., MD
F: Eric Heatter, RU

Feb. 26
PL: Terrin Vavra, Jr., MINN
P: Pauly Milto, Jr., IND
F: Bo Hofstra, PUR

March 6
PL: Michael Massey, So., ILL
PL: Matt Gorski, So., IND
P: Karl Kauffmann, So., MICH
F: Elijah Dunham, IND

March 12
PL: Doran Turchin, Jr., ILL
P: Luis Alvarado, Sr., NEB
F: Mason Erla, MSU

March 19
PL: Bren Spillane, Jr., ILL
P: Jonathan Stiever, Jr., IND
F: Jordan Nwogu, MICH

March 26
PL: Bren Spillane, Jr., ILL
PL: Jonathan Engelmann, Jr., MICH
P: Brady Schanuel, Jr., IOWA
P: Hunter Parsons, Jr., MD
F: Patrick Fredrickson, MINN
F: Harry Rutkowski, RU

April 2
PL: Bren Spillane, Jr., ILL
P: Quinn Lavelle, Fr., NU
F: Jesse Franklin, MICH

April 9
PL: Scott Schreiber, Sr., NEB
P: Patrick Fredrickson, Fr., MINN
F: Patrick Fredrickson, Fr., MINN

April 16
PL: Micah Coffey, Sr., MINN
PL: Jesse Franklin, Fr., MICH
P: Nick Allgeyer, Jr., IOWA
F: Jesse Franklin, Fr., MICH

April 23
PL: Jonathan Engelmann, Jr., MICH
P: Ross Learnard, Sr., PUR
F: Jesse Franklin, Fr., MICH

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