staff, April 8, 2014

The Big Ten on Tuesday announced its Baseball Players of the Week. Find out who won the honors and what they did to earn the distinction in this post.

Player of the Week: Sam Travis, Indiana, Jr., 1B

  • Recorded a pair of home runs and finished with four RBI and four runs scored to help Indiana to a series sweep on the road over Iowa
  • Had at least one run and one RBI in each game and had multiple hits in the first and third contests, three in the opener and two in the finale
  • Opened the series with two home runs on Saturday, his first career multi-home run game, and finished the weekend with a .462 average and a 1.500 OPS
  • Wins his fifth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Dustin DeMuth (March 31, 2014)

Pitcher of the Week: John Kravetz, Illinois, Jr., RHP

  • Tossed a career-high eight scoreless innings and earned the road victory in Sunday?s 1-0 win over Northwestern
  • Equaled his career best with seven strikeouts without surrendering a walk
  • Scattered just four hits and improved to 3-1 on the season, helping the Illini to their first 1-0 victory since 2008
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Kevin Duchene (March 3, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: Jim Haley, Penn State, SS

  • Hit .500 in a weekend series win against Purdue, posting two multi-hit games as the Nittany Lions took two of three on the road
  • Recorded the game-winning RBI in the series opener, doubling home the decisive run in the seventh inning
  • Posted two hits in the second and third games, scoring once in game 2, and finished the series with a .583 on-base percentage
  • Wins his first career weekly honor
  • Claims Penn State?s first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor