DeLeon Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

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The Big Ten on Monday announced its Baseball Players of the Week. Below are this week's honorees.



Player of the Week

Taylor Zeutenhorst, Iowa

Sr., OF, Sheldon, Iowa/Sheldon

  • · Helped Iowa to a 4-0 weekend after batting .412, recording an on-base percentage of .500 and slugging .765
  • · Went 4-for-6 in a win against Ball State in which he had a home run, two RBI and three runs scored before ending the tournament with a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort versus Nebraska-Omaha
  • · Also had a triple and two runs in the weekend opener against Mississippi Valley State
  • · Reached base safely in each of Iowa's first seven games of the season, leading the Hawkeyes to a 6-1 record, their best start since 1985
  • · Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • · Last Iowa Big Ten Player of the Week: Mike McQuillan (May 21, 2012)


Pitcher of the Week

Christian DeLeon, Nebraska

Sr., RHP, Richmond, Texas/Foster

  • · Threw seven innings against No. 1 Oregon State, allowing just four hits and one unearned run in the Huskers' 9-2 victory
  • · Struck out five batters against just one walk, while hurling five 1-2-3 innings to earn the win
  • · Helped Nebraska to its first win over a No. 1 team since the Huskers defeated Texas in 2005
  • · Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • · Claims Nebraska first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week accolade


Freshman of the Week

Matt Hopfner, Northwestern

OF, Edina, Minn./Edina

  • · Had four multi-hit games and recorded a .500 on-base percentage to help Northwestern to a 2-2 mark last weekend
  • · Posted three hits in the weekend opener vs. Kansas on Friday, scoring two runs with an RBI, before driving in three runs in a victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday
  • · Went 2-for-4 in each of the final two games of the weekend against Mississippi Valley State and Ball State
  • · Wins his first career weekly honor
  • · Last Northwestern Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Zach Jones (April 8, 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


Feb. 24 PL: Taylor Zeutenhorst, Sr., IOWA

P: Christian DeLeon, Sr., NEB

F: Matt Hopfner, NU


PL: Player of the Week

P: Pitcher of the Week

F: Freshman of the Week