Big Ten Players of the Week

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AlexWimmersOhioState PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Ryan LaMarre, Michigan

Jr., OF, Jackson, Mich./Lumen Christi

LaMarre earns his second career Player of the Week honor and his first this season after leading Michigan to a series win against Purdue over the weekend. The outfielder hit .692 and slugged 1.077 on the strength of three doubles and a triple vs. the Boilermakers. He also recorded three hits in every conference game, extending his hitting streak to 10 games dating back to last season. Against Central Michigan on Wednesday, LaMarre made his first start since suffering an injury at Texas Tech on Feb. 20. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in a 13-7 win. In eight appearances this season, LaMarre has four multi-hit games and is hitting .519 with a .704 slugging percentage.

Last MICH Player of the Week: Ryan LaMarre (March 9, 2009)

PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Alex Wimmers, Ohio State

Jr., RHP, Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller

Wimmers tossed a complete game in Ohio State’s 7-1 win over Indiana on Friday, allowing just one run on six hits and no walks. The right-hander also struck out 14 batters, which ties for the most by a Big Ten pitcher this season and is the highest total by a Big Ten pitcher in a conference game this year. The strikeout total was one shy of his career high and marked the ninth time in 23 career starts that he has fanned 10 or more batters. With the victory, Wimmers improved his season record to 7-0, which is the best mark in the Big Ten and among the best in NCAA Division I. The weekly honor is the sixth of his career and his second this season.

Last OSU Pitcher of the Week: Alex Wimmers (Feb. 22, 2010)

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

March 8                F: Zach Hurley, Sr., OSU

                                P: Francis Brooke, So., NU

March 15             F: Matt Dittman, Jr., ILL

                                     Micah Johnson, Fr., IND

                                P: Matt Bischoff, Sr., PUR            

March 22             F: Zach Hurley, Sr., OSU

                                P: A.J. Achter, Jr., MSU

March 29             F: Willie Argo, So., ILL

                                    Alex Dickerson, So., IND

                                P: Seth Rosin, Jr., MINN

April 5                   F: Michael Kvasnicka, Jr., MINN

                                P: Matt Bischoff, Sr., PUR

April 12                 F: Ryan LaMarre, Jr., MICH

                                P: Alex Wimmers, Jr., OSU