Illinois, Michigan State and Ohio State Take Home Final Weekly Awards of 2011 Season

May 23, 2011


Matt Dittman, Illinois
Sr., 1B, Libertyville, Ill. / Libertyville
Dittman collects Player of the Week honors after leading Illinois to a share of the Big Ten Championship over the weekend. The first baseman hit a two-run walk-off homer on Saturday, giving the Fighting Illini a 7-5 win and their first conference title since 2005. The senior hit .600 on the weekend and reached base at a .692 clip with a 1.300 slugging percentage to combine for an OPS of 1.992. He also scored two runs in every game over the weekend and drove in at least one in each contest.

Last ILL Player of the Week: Pete Cappetta (May 2, 2011)

Kurt Wunderlich, Michigan State
Sr., RHP, Des Peres, Mo. / Des Peres
Wunderlich takes home his second Pitcher of the Week honor this season after helping Michigan State to a share of its first Big Ten title since 1979. Taking to the mound at McLane Baseball Stadium for the final time in his career on Thursday, the senior threw his first complete-game shutout. The right-hander struck out three and only gave up three hits, not allowing a runner to reach second base. He threw 116 pitches, 76 for strikes, as he picked up his conference-leading ninth win of the season.

Last MSU Pitcher of the Week: Tony Bucciferro (April 11, 2011)

Greg Greve, Ohio State
RHP, Cleveland, Ohio / Walsh Jesuit
Greve earns the first weekly award of his career after helping Ohio State clinch a spot in the 2011 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. Earning the start in the rubber game of the series on Saturday, the right hander tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing only six hits while striking out five. Over his last two outings, the freshman has thrown 13 scoreless innings, tallying eight strikeouts while scattering nine hits and two walks.



Last OSU Freshman of the Week: Josh Dezse (May 2, 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
May 16  
Pl: Paul Snieder, Jr., Northwestern
Pi: Jarred Hippen, Jr., Iowa
Pi: Steven Hill, So., Penn State
F: Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
May 23  
Pl: Matt Dittman, Sr., Illinois
Pi: Kurt Wunderlich, Sr., Michigan State
F: Greg Greve, Ohio State