Michigan State and Minnesota Take Home Big Ten Weekly Baseball Awards




April 29, 2013

Player of the Week
Blaise Salter, Michigan State
C/DH – So. – Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

  • Hit .583 (7-for-12) with four doubles, one home run, four runs scored and three RBI as Michigan State went 2-1 against Purdue last weekend
  • Went 3-for-4 efforts from the plate in Games 1 and 2, belting three doubles with two RBI and two runs scored in the series opener
  • Tallied a home run in the second game and a double in the series finale, finishing the series with a slugging percentage of 1.167
  • Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a midweek tilt against Notre Dame
  • Earns his second career Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Blaise Salter (March 18, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week
Andrew Waszak, Michigan State
RHP – Sr. – Rochester, Mich. – Adams

  • Hurled his second-career complete game in an 8-1 victory over Purdue
  • Recorded nine strikeouts versus zero walks, allowing seven hits against the Boilermakers
  • Earns his third career Pitcher of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Michigan State Pitcher of the Week: Andrew Waszak (April 15, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Connor Schaefbauer, Minnesota
2B – Sioux Fall, S.D. – O’Gorman

  • Hit .308 (4-for-13) with a double and three RBI as Minnesota went 2-1 against Iowa
  • Had a 2-for-2 outing with two runs scored and a stolen base in Game 2
  • Earns his first career Big Ten honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Tom Windle (April 25, 2011)

 

2013 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 18


 

 

Pl:           Sam Travis, So., IND

Pi:           Brad Goldberg, Sr., OSU

F:            Evan Bell, IND

F:            Josh Estill, PUR

 

Feb. 25

Pl:           Aaron Gretz, So., OSU

Pi:           Brad Goldberg, Sr., OSU

F:            Troy Kuhn, OSU

 

March 4

Pl:           Michael O’Neill, Jr., MICH

Pi:           Ben Meyer, So., MINN

F:            Evan Hill, MICH

 

March 11

Pl:           Kyle Schwarber, So., IND

Pi:           Tom Windle, Jr., MINN

F:            Jacob Bosiokovic, OSU

 

March 18

Pl:           Blaise Salter, So., MSU

Pi:           Ben Meyer, So., MINN

F:            Zach Jones, NU

F:            Jordan Minch, PUR

 

March 25

Pl:           Kirby Pellant, Sr., OSU

Pi:           Chase Rihtarchik, Jr., MSU

F:            Evan Hill, MICH

 

April 1

Pl:           Sam Travis, So., IND

                Kyle Johnson, Fr., PUR

Pi:           Tom Windle, Jr., MINN

F:            Kyle Johnson, Fr., PUR

 

April 8

Pl:           Jake Straub, Jr., NU

Pi:           DJ Snelton, Jr., MINN

F:            Evan Hill, MICH

F:            Zach Jones, NU

 

April 15

Pl:           Justin Parr, Sr., ILL

Pi:           Andrew Waszak, Sr., MSU

Pi:           Brian King, Sr., OSU

F:            Travis Maezes, MICH

 

April 22

Pl:           Michael Pritchard, Jr., NEB

Pi:           Luke Farrell, Sr., NU

F:            Jordan Minch, PUR

 

April 29

Pl:           Blaise Salter, So., MSU

Pi:           Andrew Waszak, Sr., MSU

F:            Connor Schaefbauer, MINN