staff, April 22, 2012

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)