Illinois, Minnesota and Northwestern Take Home Weekly Conference Awards

April 25, 2011


Willie Argo, Illinois
Jr., CF, Davenport, Iowa / Assumption
Argo collects Player of the Week honors after leading Illinois to a series win against Michigan State, pulling the Fighting Illini to within one game of the top spot in the Big Ten standings. The center fielder hit .444 in the series, reaching base at a .545 clip and slugging 1.222 to combine for an OPS of 1.767. The junior scored five runs in the three-game set and drove in seven of his team’s 21 runs in the series. He belted one double and two home runs against the Spartans and was 3-for-3 with runners on base, including 2-for-2 with runners in scoring position. The weekly accolade is the third of Argo’s career, as he was also honored as a freshman in 2009 and as a sophomore last season.

Last ILL Player of the Week: Willie Argo (March 29, 2010)

Luke Farrell, Northwestern
So., RHP, Westlake, Ohio / St. Ignatius
Farrell earns Pitcher of the Week accolades after throwing eight shutout innings in Northwestern’s 14-1 victory against Purdue on Saturday. The sophomore held the Boilermaker offense, which entered the series leading the Big Ten in hitting, to no runs on six hits while striking out seven. The win moved Farrell’s overall record to 4-1 and improved his conference ERA to 2.77, which ranks ninth in the Big Ten.

Last NU Pitcher of the Week: Francis Brooke (March 8, 2010)

Tom Windle, Minnesota
LHP, Maple Grove, Minn. / Osseo
Windle claims his second Freshman of the Week honor after helping the Golden Gophers to a series sweep at Indiana over the weekend. The left-hander entered the first game of the series in relief following a lengthy rain delay with the score tied at 2-2 in the top of the sixth. The freshman tossed four perfect innings, retiring all 12 batters he faced, including four via the strikeout, to pick up the win. Windle threw 47 pitches in the outing, 35 of which were strikes.



Last MINN Freshman of the Week: Tom Windle (March 21, 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
April 25 
Pl: Willie Argo, Jr., Illinois
Pi: Luke Farrell, So., Northwestern
F: Tom Windle, Minnesota