Hill Highlights Weekly B1G Baseball Honorees

Hill Highlights Weekly B1G Baseball Honorees

Penn State’s Steven Hill had quite the weekend. If you missed it, the junior pitcher threw Penn State’s first no-hitter in a Big Ten game and its first since 1995 (Nate Bump) in Saturday’s 2-0 victory at Iowa. Hill (4-3) faced two over the minimum, with one walk and one hit batter, and fanned three en route to the historic performance. Watch Hill and his coaches talk about the no-hitter in this post, plus see the Big Ten’s latest baseball honorees.

Player of the Week: Cameron Perkins, Purdue, 3B – Jr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Southport

  • Combined for an OPS of 1.275 to lead Purdue to a series win at Nebraska over the weekend
  • Homered twice in the series-opener, including a two-run blast in the fifth that broke a 5-5 tie and put the Boilermakers ahead for good
  • Drove in five runs and scored four times in the series, accounting for multiple runs or RBI in each game over the weekend
  • Also went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of RBI in a mid-week win over Illinois-Chicago
  • Earns his second career weekly accolade
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Stephen Talbott (March 12, 2012)

Pitcher of the Week: Steven Hill, Penn State, RHP – Jr. – Colleyville, Texas – Colleyville Heritage 

  • Threw a no-hitter in Penn State’s 2-0 victory over Iowa on Saturday
  • Faced just two batters over the minimum and struck out three in the outing
  • The no-hitter is Penn State’s first since 1995, the program’s first in a Big Ten game and the Big Ten’s first since 2009
  • Threw 69 of his 105 pitches for strikes to earn his fourth straight win
  • Earns his second career weekly honor
  • Last Penn State Pitcher of the Week: Steven Hill (May 16, 2011)

Freshman of the Week: Kyle Hart, Indiana, LHP – Cincinnati, Ohio – Sycamore

  • Tossed a complete-game shutout in Indiana’s 3-0 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday
  • Struck out a career-high nine and allowed only five hits in the outing
  • The complete-game shutout was Indiana’s first since March 14, 2010
  • Picks up his first weekly award
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Sam Travis (April 3, 2012)