April 26, 2010
BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Bo Felt, Michigan State
Sr., OF, Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis
Felt earns his first career Player of the Week honor after leading the Spartans to a series win against Illinois over the weekend. The senior hit .545 and slugged 1.455 in the series, combining for an OPS of 2.000. He also scored five runs and drove in eight over three games, including a three-hit, four-RBI performance on Saturday in which he doubled and homered. Felt went deep in all three conference games last week, marking his first long balls of the season. He raised his batting average by 20 points and helped Michigan State climb back into a tie for first in the Big Ten standings.
Last MSU Player of the Week: Jonathan Roof (Feb. 22, 2010)
Ben Heath, Penn State
Jr., C, Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg
Heath becomes the first Nittany Lion to be named Player of the Week in over three years, leading his team to a series win over Big Ten-leading Ohio State. The catcher hit .500, slugged 1.143, combining for an OPS of 1.643 in the three-game set. Heath hit three home runs, upping his season total to 15, as his squad recorded its first ever road series victory in Columbus. The junior also scored six runs and drove in seven in the set, including a performance on Saturday in which he went 4-for-6 with four runs and four RBI. Heath now ranks among the Big Ten’s leaders with 47 RBI and 38 runs scored this season.
Last PSU Player of the Week: Matt Cavagnaro (Feb. 20, 2007)
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Last MINN Pitcher of the Week: Seth Rosin (March 29, 2010)
Seth Rosin, Minnesota
Jr., RHP, Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View
Rosin takes home his second Pitcher of the Week honor this season after shutting down one of the nation’s top offenses in a 14-0 victory against Indiana on Friday. Rosin did not issue a free pass and gave up just three hits in 7.2 innings, posting a WHIP of 0.39 on the evening. The right-hander held the Hoosier offense, which entered the game hitting .325 and slugging .523, to only three singles. The junior has surrendered just two walks in 64 innings this season and has not issued a free pass since March 19.