Big Ten names Baseball Players of the Week

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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