Big Ten Players of the Week (March 1)

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MichaelStephensOhioState PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Michael Stephens, Ohio State

Sr., OF, Victorville, Calif./Victor Valley

Stephens earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week award after leading Ohio State to a 2-1 record at the 2010 Big Ten/Big East Challenge over the weekend. Stephens hit .667, reached base at a .750 average and slugged at a 1.222 clip over three games, combining for an OPS of 1.972. The outfielder also drove in and scored four runs while collecting two doubles and a home run throughout the course of the Challenge. Stephens’ best game of the weekend came on Friday as he went 4-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and an RBI in a 10-2 win over Notre Dame.

Last OSU Player of the Week: Justin Miller (May 18, 2009)

CO-PITCHERS OF THE WEEK

Kurt Wunderlich, Michigan State

Jr., RHP, Des Peres, Mo./Kirkwood

Wunderlich takes home his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award after leading the Spartans to a 17-5 win over West Virginia in last weekend’s Big Ten/Big East Challenge. The right-hander picked up his second win of the season with a seven-inning shutout performance in which he struck out seven and allowed just four hits, a walk and a hit batter. Michigan State finished the weekend 2-1 in Challenge games.

Last MSU Pitcher of the Week: Nolan Moody (April 6, 2010)

Matt Morgan, Purdue

Jr., RHP, Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern

Morgan collects his first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week accolade after a stellar performance in last weekend’s Big Ten/Big East Challenge. The junior tossed seven shutout innings against Cincinnati on Friday, striking out nine while allowing just four hits and a pair of walks in his first outing of the season.

Last PUR Pitcher of the Week: Matt Jansen (March 16, 2009)

2010 BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Feb. 22                 F: Jonathan Roof, Jr., MSU

                                P: Alex Wimmers, Jr., OSU

March 1                F: Michael Stephens, Sr., OSU

                                P: Kurt Wunderlich, Jr., MSU

                                    Matt Morgan, Jr., PUR