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Big Ten Players of the Week

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Matt Dittman, Illinois

Jr., 1B, Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville

Dittman picks up his second career Player of the Week honor after batting .615 as the Illini went 2-2 at the Caravelle Resort Classic last week. The first-baseman slugged 1.000 and reached base at a .722 clip, combining for an OPS of 1.722. Dittman also scored seven runs and drove in five over the weekend, recording two multi-hit games to raise his batting average to a conference-leading .563. The junior’s best game came on Friday in Illinois’ 11-10 win over No. 10 Coastal Carolina. He went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, scoring three runs and driving in two, also picking up a stolen base. In the Illini’s win over Ball State on Sunday, Dittman went 2-for-2 with two runs, three RBI, a home run and a stolen base, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances.

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Big Ten Players of the Week (March 8th)

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ZackHurleyOhioState PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Zach Hurley, Ohio State

Sr., LF, Springboro, Ohio/Springboro

Hurley led the Buckeyes to a 3-1 record last weekend with wins over Duquesne, St. Louis and Fairleigh Dickinson. The senior hit .571 over four games, reaching base at a .609 clip and slugging at a 1.048 rate for an OPS of 1.657. The left-fielder recorded multiple hits in every game, including a 5-for-5 performance on Sunday against the Knights. Hurley also scored six runs and drove in seven over the weekend, recording seven extra-base hits with five doubles, a triple and a home run, coming a single shy of the cycle in Game 1 against the Billikens on Saturday. The weekly honor is the first of Hurley’s career and the second for a Buckeye position player this season.

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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)

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Big Ten Players of the Week

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Jonathan Roof, Michigan State Jr., SS, Paducah, Ky./St. Mary’s

Roof earns his first career Player of the Week honor after leading Michigan State to a 2-1 start on the season with wins over Furman and Miami (Ohio). The junior hit for a .636 average with a 1.273 slugging percentage while reaching base at a .692 clip, combining for an OPS of 1.965. The shortstop opened the season with three hits, including an RBI double, a run and a stolen base, in Michigan State’s 8-6 win over Furman on Friday. The following day against No. 15 Clemson, he went 2-for-3 with a solo home run. In the weekend finale, Roof went 2-for-3 with another solo shot, two runs scored and a pair of walks as the Spartans took the game, 11-5. Roof becomes the first Spartan position player in over two years to be named Big Ten Player of the Week.

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Big Ten Players of the Week

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Brandon Wikoff, Illinois
Jr., SS, Peoria, Ill./Limestone
Wikoff earns Illinois’ second consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week award and the program’s third in the last four weeks after leading the Fighting Illini to a weekend sweep over Northwestern to put the squad atop the conference standings. The shortstop hit .692 in the series to give Illinois its first back-to-back Big Ten series sweeps since 1999. Continue reading Big Ten Players of the Week

Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Willie Argo, Illinois
Fr., DH, Davenport, Iowa/Assumption
Argo led the Fighting Illini as they swept Penn State on the road and claimed a share of the Big Ten lead. The freshman went 8-for-12 with multiple hits in each game against the Nittany Lions, also posting eight RBI while scoring six runs and knocking five extra-base hits, including a multi-homer effort on Saturday. The designated hitter opened the weekend with a 3-for-4 performance, scoring and driving in three runs while falling a single shy of the cycle in Illinois’ 7-3 win. On Saturday, he again went 3-for-4, this time driving in five runs and scoring two on a pair of homers as his squad earned the 11-5 victory. In the series finale on Sunday, Argo went 2-for4 with a run as his team earned the sweep in a 9-2 win. In the three-game series, the freshman hit .667 with a .692 on-base percentage and a slugging average of 1.667, giving him an OPS of 2.359. The weekly honor is Argo’s first and the fourth for an Illinois hitter this year. Continue reading Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Big Ten Players of the Week

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Derek McCallum, Minnesota
Jr., 2B, Shoreview, Minn./Hill-Murray
McCallum was nearly unstoppable at the plate last week, combining to post a .636 average with a .680 on-base percentage and a 1.636 slugging mark over five games. In a pair of mid-week matchups against UW-Milwaukee and South Dakota State, the junior went 3-for-4 in each contest with a combined five runs, 12 RBI and three home runs. His 12-RBI total marks the highest for a Golden Gopher in a two-game stretch since at least 1997, and his three homers over two games is a program best since 2004. Continue reading Big Ten Players of the Week

Big Ten Players of the Week

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Matt Dittman, Illinois
1B, So., Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville
Dittman helped guide Illinois to a series win over Michigan and a victory over non-Big Ten foe Bradley last week. The sophomore hit .545 (6-for-11) over the four-game stretch with a slugging percentage of .909 and two multi-hit games. Dittman also recorded four runs and four RBI, advancing runners 75 percent of the time (6-for-8). In the second game of the series against Michigan, Dittman cracked his first career home run as he earns his first Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week award. Continue reading Big Ten Players of the Week

Big Ten Players of the Week

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Northwestern junior Jake Goebbert

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jake Goebbert, Northwestern
Jr., LF, Hampshire, Ill./Hampshire

Goebbert led Northwestern to a series split with Purdue over the weekend, hitting .625 and slugging 1.000 while reaching base at a .700 clip to combine for an OPS of 1.700. In the Wildcats’ Big Ten opener on Friday, the junior went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run-scoring double in a narrow 4-3 loss. Goebbert led the NU offense on Saturday, going 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBI on two doubles and a walk as the Wildcats exploded for a 13-4 victory. Northwestern scored in each of the five innings that Goebbert came to the plate in Saturday’s game, and his weekend performance raised his batting average 40 points. Continue reading Big Ten Players of the Week

Big Ten Players of the Week (March 23rd)

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BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Justin Toole, Iowa
Sr., SS, Council Bluffs, Iowa/Lewis Central
Toole led the Hawkeyes to four wins last week, scoring nine runs while driving in nine and raising his batting average 51 points to a team-leading .353 mark. The senior tallied four multi-hit games in six contests and racked up four extra-base hits, including a double and a homer in Iowa’s 25-6 rout over Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday. Against UTM, Toole also scored three runs and drove in three while drawing a walk and stealing a base. Continue reading Big Ten Players of the Week (March 23rd)