Indiana and Iowa Win Weekly Baseball Awards

May 21, 2012

Player of the Week
Mike McQuillan, Iowa
1B – Sr. – Evergreen Park, Ill. – Brother Rice

•    Hit .800, reached base at a .857 clip and slugged 1.400 to combine for an OPS of 2.257 as Iowa took two of three games from No. 13 Purdue
•    Recorded multiple hits in every game, including a four-hit performance in the finale in which he scored twice and drove in a run
•    Combined to hit for the cycle over the weekend, singling at least once in all three games, adding a double on Thursday, a triple on Friday and a home run on Saturday
•    Stole a base, scored four runs and recorded three RBI in the series
•    Earns his first career weekly honor
•    Last Iowa Player of the Week: Phil Keppler (April 9, 2012)

Pitcher & Co-Freshman of the Week
Sasha Kuebel, Iowa
LHP – Fr. – St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis University High School

•    Tossed his second complete game of the year, earning the win in Iowa’s 6-1 victory over No. 13 Purdue on Friday
•    Allowed just one run and scattered eight singles against the fifth-best hitting team in the country, tallying four strikeouts
•    The outing marked just the fourth time this season that Purdue had been held to one or fewer runs in a game
•    Finished his freshman season with a perfect 6-0 record in 13 appearances
•    Earns his first Pitcher of the Week honor and his second Freshman of the Week award

Co-Freshman of the Week
Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
C – Middletown, Ohio – Middletown

•    Hit .600 to lead Indiana to a sweep over Ohio State, securing the Hoosiers a bye in this week’s Big Ten Tournament
•    Recorded multiple hits in the first two games of the series, including a 3-for-3 performance on Thursday in which he scored a run and drove in four
•    Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a mid-week game against Evansville
•    Claims his third Freshman of the Week award
•    Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Sam Travis (May 7, 2012)

2012 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week
Feb. 20
Pl:     Josh Dezse, So., OSU
Pi:    Tony Bucciferro, Sr., MSU
Pi:    Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:     John Kravetz, ILL
F:    Luke Dauch, NU
Feb. 27
Pl:    Michael O’Neill, So., MICH
Pl:    Eric Charles, Sr., PUR
Pi:    TJ Oakes, Jr., MINN
F:    Chris Sujka, IND
F:    Sasha Kuebel, IOWA
March 5
Pl:    Michael O’Neill, So., MICH
Pi:    Nick Wittgren, Jr., PUR
F:    Kyle Schwarber, IND
March 12
Pl:    Stephen Talbott, Jr., PUR
Pi:     Kevin Johnson, Jr., ILL
F:    John Kravetz, ILL
March 19
Pl:    Josh Scheffert, Jr., NEB
Pi:     Joey DeNato, So., IND
F:    Pat Kelly, NEB
March 26
Pl:     Sam Travis, Fr., IND
Pi:    Brandon Magallones, Fr., NU
Pi:    Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:    Sam Travis, IND
F:    Brandon Magallones, NU
April 3
Pl:    Sam Travis, Fr., IND
Pi:    Lance Breedlove, Sr., PUR
F:    Sam Travis, IND
April 9
Pl:    Phil Keppler, Sr., IOWA
Pi:    Matt Milroy, Jr., ILL
Pi:    Joe Haase, Sr., PUR
F:    Reid Roper, ILL
F:    Patrick Porter, OSU
April 16
Pl:    Josh Scheffert, Jr., NEB
Pl:    Jordan Steranka, Sr., PSU
Pi:    Andrew Waszak, Jr., MSU
F:    Ryan Krill, MSU
April 23
Pl:    Cameron Perkins, Jr., PUR
Pi:     Steven Hill, Jr., PSU
F:    Kyle Hart, IND
April 30
Pl:    Justin Cureton, Jr., IND
Pl:    Eric Charles, Sr., PUR
Pi:     David Garner, So., MSU
F:    Kyle Schwarber, IND
May 7
Pl:    David Miller, Sr., PUR
Pi:     Brandon Sinnery, Sr., MICH
F:    Sam Travis, IND
F:    Jimmy Pickens, MSU
May 14
Pl:    Jordan Steranka, Sr., PSU
Pi:    Tony Bucciferro, Sr., MSU
Pi:     Joe Haase, PUR
F:    Pat Kelly, NEB
May 21
Pl:    Mike McQuillan, Sr., IOWA
Pi:     Sasha Kuebel, Fr., IOWA
F:    Kyle Schwarber, IND
F:    Sasha Kuebel, IOWA