staff, March 25, 2012

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for March 19-25 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Player and Co-Freshman of the Week: Sam Travis, Indiana, 1B - Fr. - Orland Park, Ill. - Providence Catholic

  • Hit .727 (8-for-11) in Indiana?s series win on the road against Penn State, extending his hitting streak to 11 games
  • Slugged .909 and reached base at a .750 clip to combine for an OPS of 1.659 over the three-game series
  • Recorded three RBI, scored one run and hit two doubles over the weekend
  • Earns his first career weekly honors
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Micah Johnson (March 28, 2011)
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Kyle Schwarber (March 5, 2012)

Co-Pitcher and Co-Freshman of the Week: Brandon Magallones, Northwestern, RHP - Fr. - Manhattan, Ill. - Providence Catholic

  • Threw seven shutout innings in Northwestern?s 3-0 win over Iowa on Saturday, leading the Wildcats to the program?s first nine-inning shutout in eight years
  • Tied a collegiate high with nine strikeouts, scattering five hits and allowing only one walk
  • Retired the last seven batters he faced in order, including striking out the side in the sixth, to improve to 4-0 this season
  • Collects his first career weekly accolade
  • Last Northwestern Pitcher of the Week: Luke Farrell (April 25, 2011)
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Luke Dauch (Feb. 20, 2012)

Co-Pitcher of the Week: Lance Breedlove, Purdue, RHP - Sr. - Long Beach, Calif. - Los Alamitos

  • Went the distance in Game 2 of Purdue?s doubleheader sweep over Ohio State on Saturday, allowing just one earned run
  • Struck out 10 in the outing, marking his second double-digit strikeout performance this season
  • Recorded Purdue?s first complete-game effort since April 2, 2011
  • Collects his second career award and his second of the season
  • Last Purdue Pitcher of the Week: Nick Wittgren (March 5, 2012)