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Pritchard Named Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week

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Player of the Week

Michael Pritchard, Nebraska

Sr., OF, Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep

  • · Went 7-of-14 from the plate in four games last week, finishing the week with an .588 on-base percentage and a 1.214 slugging percentage for a combined 1.802 OPS
  • · Scored one run and had at least one hit and one RBI in each contest last week
  • · Recorded two hits against Pacific and in both games against Gonzaga, while also driving in two runs against then-No. 3 Oregon State
  • · Belted two of his three triples on the week in the season opener against Pacific, the first Husker with two triples in a game since 2002
  • · Wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • · Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Michael Pritchard (April 22, 2013)

 

Co-Pitchers of the Week

Joey DeNato, Indiana

Sr., LHP, San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines

  • · Scatted three hits and one walk while striking out three batters in six scoreless innings to earn the victory in Indiana's 1-0 win over Texas Tech
  • · Faced the minimum in five of his six innings, needing just 66 pitches to pick up his 25th career victory
  • · Claims his second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • · Last Indiana Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Joey DeNato (March 19, 2012)

 

Ryan Riga, Ohio State

Jr., LHP, Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield

  • · Held Auburn scoreless in six innings, allowing just four hits to earn the victory in the Buckeyes' 1-0 triumph
  • · Surrendered just one walk while striking out three, helping Ohio State to a 2-0 start to the weekend
  • · Claims his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • · Last Ohio State Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Brian King (April 15, 2013)

 

Freshman of the Week

Jackson Lamb, Michigan

OF, Temperance, Mich./Bedford

  • · Drove in two runs in each of his three appearances last week, while recording at least one hit in two games against Washington and one versus Air Force
  • · Batted .556 from the plate on the week, posting a perfect 3-for-3 effort in the first game against Washington
  • · Recorded three doubles and scored three runs in his three games, finishing the week with a .600 on-base percentage and a 1.222 slugging percentage
  • · Wins his first career weekly honor
  • · Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jacob Cronenworth (May 20, 2013)

 

 

2014 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 18 PL: Michael Pritchford, Sr., NEB

P: Joey DeNato, Sr., IND

P: Ryan Riga, Jr., OSU

F: Jackson Lamb, MICH

 

 

 

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