Nagle, Schwarber win Big Ten baseball honors

The Big Ten on Monday announced its baseball Players of the Week. See this week’s honorees in this post.

Co-Players of the Week: Ryan Nagle, Illinois, So., OF

  • Helped Illinois to a 4-0 weekend, with two wins each over Florida Gulf Coast and nationally ranked Florida, in which he batted .625, going 10-of-16 from the plate
  • Recorded multiple hits and one run in every game, with two hits in each of Friday’s games against the Eagles and Gators
  • Followed with a 3-for-4, two-RBI outing on Saturday against Florida Gulf Coast before ending the weekend with another 3-for-4 day, including two doubles and an RBI against Florida
  • Part of an Illini offense that outscored its opponents 23-4
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Justin Parr (April 15, 2013)

Kyle Schwarber, Indiana, Jr., C/OF

  • Batted. 571 and posted an OPS of 1.810 in leading Indiana to wins over Toledo and nationally ranked Louisville over the weekend
  • Went 2-for-5 against the Rockets in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, finishing with a double and a triple and two runs scored in the 8-3 win
  • In the second game of the day against the Cardinals, reached base in each of his four plate appearances, driving in two runs and scoring three more in a 6-2 triumph
  • Claims his second Big Ten Player of the Week accolade
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Michael Basil (May 20, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week: Kevin Duchene, Illinois, So., LHP

  • Pitched a complete-game shutout against nationally ranked Florida, guiding Illinois to a 6-0 win as part of a four-win weekend
  • Allowed just three hits and two walks, while striking out six to notch his first win of the season
  • Needed just 100 pitches to finish off the Gators, recording his second career complete-game shutout
  • Wins his second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Kevin Duchene (May 13, 2013)

Freshman of the Week: Walter Borkovich, Michigan State, RHP

  • Earned his first career win by pitching 4.2 innings of scoreless relief in the Spartans’ Sunday win over Eastern Illinois
  • Came on to get the final out of the fourth inning and surrendered just four hits while striking out four as he pitched into the eighth inning
  • Wins his first career weekly honor
  • Last Michigan State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Zach Jones (April 8, 2013)
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