Indiana, Michigan State and Minnesota Claim Weekly Honors

Indiana's Joey DeNato earns Freshman of the Week recognition for the second time this season

May 9, 2011


Jeff Holm, Michigan State
Sr., 1B, St. Charles, Ill. / North
Holm collects Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading Michigan State to a series sweep against Purdue over the weekend, placing the Spartans in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings. The senior hit .538, reached base at a .600 clip and slugged for a 1.385 average, combining for an OPS of 1.985. He also drove in nine runs and scored five on the strength of two doubles and three home runs. The first baseman recorded three hits in each of the weekend’s first two games, including his first career multi-homer game in the opener where he launched two three-run blasts.

Last MSU Player of the Week: Jeff Holm (March 14, 2011)

Nick O’Shea, Minnesota
Jr., 1B, Blaine, Minn. / Centennial
O’Shea takes home Player of the Week accolades after leading Minnesota to a three-game sweep vs. Michigan over the weekend. The first baseman hit .636 with an on-base percentage of .692 and a slugging percentage of 1.455, combining for an OPS of 2.147. He also drove in six runs, two in each game, and scored five runs in the series. The junior homered in every game of the three-game set, increasing his season total to five. O’Shea collected his first four-hit game of the season on Saturday and recorded hits in both of his at-bats on Sunday, leading the Gophers to their first sweep of the Wolverines since 2005.

Last MINN Player of the Week: Kyle Knudson (May 17, 2010)

Joey DeNato, Indiana
Fr., LHP, San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines
DeNato earns Pitcher and Freshman of the Week accolades after a stellar outing in his first career appearance as a Friday night starter. The left-hander tossed eight shutout innings against Northwestern, striking out seven while scattering six hits and three walks. Forcing the opposition into two double plays and registering his 10th pickoff of the year, DeNato faced just 30 batters in the outing, picking up his sixth win of the season, which is tied for third in the Big Ten.



Last IND Pitcher of the Week: Matt Bashore (May 18, 2009)
Last IND Freshman of the Week: Joey DeNato (April 18, 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
May 2  
Pl: Pete Cappetta, Sr., Illinois
Pl: Josh Dezse, Fr., Ohio State
Pi: Jarred Hippen, Jr., Iowa
F: Josh Dezse, Ohio State
May 9  
Pl: Jeff Holm, Sr., Michigan State
Pl: Nick O’Shea, Jr., Minnesota
Pi: Joey DeNato, Fr., Indiana
F: Joey DeNato, Indiana