Lubach Named Big Ten Player 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

Tanner Lubach, Nebraska

Jr., C, Lincoln, Neb./Southwest

  • · Finished with eight RBI, five runs scored and batted .500 against Northern Colorado and nationally ranked UC Irvine last week
  • · Went 4-for-5 in the Huskers' two-game set against Northern Colorado, including a three-hit effort in the opener in which he drove in two runs on two doubles and a triple
  • · Drove in at least one run in each of Nebraska's three games against UC Irvine, highlighted by a 3-for-4 outing that included a two-run home run in the series' second game
  • · Wins his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • · Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Michael Pritchford (Feb. 18, 2014)


Pitcher of the Week

Kyle Hart, Indiana

Jr., LHP, Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore

  • · Pitched 8.1 innings against two opponents last week, allowing just one earned run in eight innings of work against nationally ranked Kentucky
  • · Earned a mid-week win over the Wildcats after scattering five hits and matching his career high with eight strikeouts in the Hoosiers' 7-2 victory
  • · Came on in relief in the bottom of the eighth with the game tied against Long Beach State on Saturday, striking out the only batter he faced in Indiana's 2-1 victory in 11 innings
  • · Wins his first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • · Last Indiana Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Joey DeNato (Feb. 18, 2014)


Freshman of the Week

Travis Lakins, Ohio State

RHP, Franklin, Ohio/Franklin

  • · Pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless relief in games against Siena and nationally ranked Oregon State, allowing just two hits and striking out six
  • · Against the Beavers, allowed just two hits in 3.2 innings and struck out five batters, shutting down Oregon State in order in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings
  • · Threw 1.2 innings in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Siena, inducing an inning-ending double-play in the sixth before retiring the side in order in the seventh
  • · Wins his first career weekly honor
  • · Last Ohio State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jacob Bosiokovic (March 11, 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


March 3 PL: Ryan Nagle, So., ILL

PL: Kyle Schwarber, Jr., IND
P: Kevin Duchene, So., ILL

F: Walter Borkovich, MSU


March 10 PL: Jackson Glines, Jr., MICH

P: Ryan Riga, Jr., OSU

F: Ryan Boldt, NEB


March 17 PL: Tanner Lubach, Jr., NEB

P: Kyle Hart, Jr., IND

F: Travis Lakins, OSU



PL: Player of the Week

P: Pitcher of the Week

F: Freshman of the Week