Big Ten names Baseball Players of the Week

The Big Ten Conference announced its Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for Feb. 20-26 action on Monday. See the winners and what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Co-Player of the Week: Michael O’Neill, Michigan, OF – So. – Powell, Ohio – Olentangy Liberty

  • Hit .533 with an OPS of 1.430 as Michigan went 3-1 against Iona over the weekend
  • Recorded two hits in each of his four games, combining for five doubles in the series
  • Went 5-for-5 on the base paths, scored two runs and drove in three
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Patrick Biondi (April 19, 2010)

Eric Charles, Purdue, 2B – Sr. – Zionsville, Ind. – Zionsville

  • Went 8-for-12 at the plate (.667) and combined for an OPS of 1.525 as Purdue went 2-1 at the ECU Keith LeClair Classic over the weekend
  • Recorded multiple hits in all three games, including three-hit performances in wins over East Carolina and Western Carolina
  • Combined to score four runs and drive in three over three games
  • Collects his first weekly accolade
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Cameron Perkins (April 11, 2011)

Pitcher of the Week: TJ Oakes, Minnesota, RHP – Jr. – Jordan, Minn. – Jordan

  • Threw seven scoreless innings to lead Minnesota to a 1-0 win over Milwaukee on Friday
  • Gave up just two hits in the game, holding the Panthers to an .095 average in the contest
  • Struck out four and allowed just one walk
  • Picks up his second career accolade and first this season, having also been honored as a freshman in 2010
  • Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: TJ Oakes (May 17, 2010)

Co-Freshman of the Week: Chris Sujka, Indiana, OF – Oak Forest, Ill. – Mount Carmel

  • Hit .500 (6-for-12) and slugged .917, combining for an OPS of 1.417 in Indiana’s three games at Tulane
  • Recorded multiple hits in two of the three games, including a three-hit performance in Game 2
  • Hit two doubles and a home run in the series, also scoring two runs and driving in four
  • Earns his first career weekly honor
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Dustin DeMuth (May 16, 2011)

Sasha Kuebel, Iowa, LHP – St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis University High

  • Allowed just one run in 7.1 innings of work against Virginia Tech in the Caravelle Resort Baseball at the Beach Tournament
  • Struck out three in his second collegiate start
  • Allowed just three hits and a walk in the quality start
  • Collects his first weekly award
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: N/A


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