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Conference Players of the Week

EricJokischNorthwestern I usually post all the press releases from the conference on their respective players of the week. Since, we are entering the start of the Conference Tourneys we have very important information going up on the site so we will not drag the site down. Here is a listing of all the ones that I have gotten today.

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Big Ten Players of the Week

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KnudsonMinnesota PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Kyle Knudson, Minnesota

Sr., C, Maple Grove, Minn./Maple Grove

Knudson earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors after leading Minnesota to a series sweep over Penn State, propelling the Golden Gophers into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten standings. The catcher batted .615, reached base at a .643 clip and slugged at a 1.308 average, combining for an OPS of 1.951. Knudson’s best game came on Sunday as he went 5-for-5 on his Senior Day, driving in three runs and scoring two with a home run and a triple. The Maple Grove, Minn., native totaled five runs scored and six RBI for the weekend, also knocking four extra-base hits, including a pair of long balls. The weekly accolade is the first of Knudson’s career and the second for a Minnesota hitter this season.

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AlexDickersonIndiana CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Alex Dickerson, Indiana

So., LF, Poway, Calif./Poway

Dickerson earns Player of the Week honors after leading Indiana to a series victory on the road against Northwestern over the weekend. The sophomore hit .583, reaching base at a .643 clip and slugging 1.167 to combine for an OPS of 1.810. He tallied multiple hits in all three games, including a 3-for-4 performance in the series opener in which he scored twice and drove in three runs with the help of a two-run homer. He hit his Big Ten-leading 20th home run in Game 2 of the series, also hitting a double to go 2-for-4. In the series finale, he drove in the only run of a 1-0 contest with one of his two singles in the game. Dickerson earns his second weekly honor of the season and leads the Big Ten in several statistical categories including average (.424), slugging (.827), RBI (63) and home runs (20).

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SteveSnyderPSU PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Steve Snyder, Penn State

Fr., OF, West Chester, Pa./West Chester East

Snyder captures Penn State’s second consecutive Player of the Week honor and the first of his career after leading the Nittany Lions to a series sweep against Michigan State, who entered the weekend tied for the Big Ten lead. Snyder hit .667 in the series while driving in and scoring six runs over the three-game set. He also stole three bases and knocked a triple as he upped his season average by nearly 50 points, now hitting at a .354 clip. Snyder recorded multiple hits in each of his four games last week, beginning with a 2-for-4 performance vs. La Salle on Tuesday. He then went 3-for-6, 4-for-5 and 3-for-4 in the weekend sweep against the Spartans, giving him six consecutive multi-hit games. Snyder’s best game came on Saturday when he tied his career high with four hits, driving in three runs and scoring four. Since moving to second in the batting order in his last six games, the outfielder has improved his average by 76 points, currently ranking fourth on the team.

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Big Ten Conference Players of the Week

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Bo Felt, Michigan State

Sr., OF, Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis

Felt earns his first career Player of the Week honor after leading the Spartans to a series win against Illinois over the weekend. The senior hit .545 and slugged 1.455 in the series, combining for an OPS of 2.000. He also scored five runs and drove in eight over three games, including a three-hit, four-RBI performance on Saturday in which he doubled and homered. Felt went deep in all three conference games last week, marking his first long balls of the season. He raised his batting average by 20 points and helped Michigan State climb back into a tie for first in the Big Ten standings.

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Josh Lyon, Indiana, Jr., DH, Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian

Lyon becomes the third different Hoosier this season to be named Big Ten Player of the Week, leading Indiana to a series victory against Iowa. The junior hit .700 and slugged 1.400 in the series, also scoring five runs and driving in three. In Sunday’s series finale, Lyon had a career day, going 4-for-4 with three doubles, three runs scored and an RBI. The junior also went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a mid-week game against Valparaiso on Tuesday. With a home run in the series-opener against Iowa on Friday, Lyon recorded homers in three consecutive games, upping his total to seven, which is tied for fourth in the Big Ten. The designated hitter leads the conference with a 1.000 slugging percentage during Big Ten games and is second with a .577 average. The weekly accolade is the first of Lyon’s career.

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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.

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Michael Kvasnicka, Minnesota

Jr., OF, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North

Kvasnicka takes home his first career weekly honor after leading Minnesota to a series win on the road against Purdue. The outfielder hit .583 against the Boilermakers, reaching base at a .643 clip and slugging 1.000 for an OPS of 1.643. Kvasnicka scored three runs in the series and drove in seven, recording two doubles. The junior had multiple hits in all three games of the set, including a 3-for-4 performance on Friday. In the series finale on Sunday, he hit the go-ahead double with his team trailing 5-4 in the ninth, driving in two runs to put the Gophers up for good. Kvasnicka ranks among the Big Ten’s leaders with a .613 slugging percentage on the year and is second in the conference with 11 doubles.

Last MINN Player of the Week: Derek McCallum (April 20, 2009)

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Big Ten Players of the Week (March 29th)

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Willie Argo, Illinois

So., CF, Davenport, Iowa/Assumption

Argo collects his second career weekly honor after leading Illinois to a 3-0 record last week with wins over Southeastern and Dartmouth. The sophomore went 4-for-4 against Southeastern on Tuesday, recording a double and a home run. The center fielder also scored two runs and drove in four while going 2-for-2 on the base paths. The following day in a doubleheader vs. Dartmouth, Argo went 1-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base in Game 1 before going 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI in the nightcap. For the week, Argo batted .636, while slugging 1.182 and reaching base at a .667 clip to combine for an OPS of 1.849. The weekly honor is the second for an Illini hitter this season.

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BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

A.J. Achter FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State junior pitcher A.J. Achter was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Monday by the conference office. Achter garnered the honor after throwing his first-career complete game shutout in a 13-0 win over Notre Dame in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday. The righty struck out a career-high nine batters while scattering seven hits and allowing just three walks in the win. Achter is now 2-0 and ranks second in the Big Ten with a 1.83 ERA.

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