staff, May 21, 2012

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week for May 14-19 on Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Player of the Week: Mike McQuillan, Iowa, 1B - Sr. - Evergreen Park, Ill. - Brother Rice

?    Hit .800, reached base at a .857 clip and slugged 1.400 to combine for an OPS of 2.257 as Iowa took two of three games from No. 13 Purdue
?    Recorded multiple hits in every game, including a four-hit performance in the finale in which he scored twice and drove in a run
?    Combined to hit for the cycle over the weekend, singling at least once in all three games, adding a double on Thursday, a triple on Friday and a home run on Saturday
?    Stole a base, scored four runs and recorded three RBI in the series
?    Earns his first career weekly honor
?    Last Iowa Player of the Week: Phil Keppler (April 9, 2012)

Pitcher & Co-Freshman of the Week: Sasha Kuebel, Iowa, LHP - Fr. - St. Louis, Mo. - St. Louis University High School

?    Tossed his second complete game of the year, earning the win in Iowa?s 6-1 victory over No. 13 Purdue on Friday
?    Allowed just one run and scattered eight singles against the fifth-best hitting team in the country, tallying four strikeouts
?    The outing marked just the fourth time this season that Purdue had been held to one or fewer runs in a game
?    Finished his freshman season with a perfect 6-0 record in 13 appearances
?    Earns his first Pitcher of the Week honor and his second Freshman of the Week award

Co-Freshman of the Week: Kyle Schwarber, Indiana, C - Middletown, Ohio - Middletown

?    Hit .600 to lead Indiana to a sweep over Ohio State, securing the Hoosiers a bye in this week?s Big Ten Tournament
?    Recorded multiple hits in the first two games of the series, including a 3-for-3 performance on Thursday in which he scored a run and drove in four
?    Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in a mid-week game against Evansville
?    Claims his third Freshman of the Week award
?    Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Sam Travis (May 7, 2012)