Povich, Anderson earn Big Ten weekly honors
Povich was named pitcher of the week for the second time this season, while Anderson was tabbed as the league's freshman of the week.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Husker Athletics) — Following a two-game sweep of the Northwestern Wildcats last weekend, Nebraska’s Cade Povich and Max Anderson each earned weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday afternoon. Povich was named pitcher of the week for the second time this season, while Anderson was tabbed as the league’s freshman of the week.
Povich started the series opener against Northwestern on Friday night and retired the first 11 batters he faced. He picked up the win and improved to 5-1 on the year. The junior left-hander was dominant with 7.0-shutout innings, as he allowed just two hits and didn’t walk a batter, while striking out five. The Bellevue native faced more than the minimum in an inning just once when he stranded a two out double in the fourth. Povich gave up a two-out single in the fifth, but then picked off the runner, and also erased a leadoff runner in the sixth with a pickoff after he reached on Nebraska’s lone error of the night.
Anderson feasted on Wildcat pitching, posting a .700 (7-for-10) average over the two games with two doubles. After notching three hits in Friday’s 12-2 win, Anderson’s eighth game of the year with at least three hits, the Omaha native produced his second four-hit game of the season on Saturday. Anderson now leads the Big Ten with 51 hits and leads Nebraska with a .340 average.
There Huskers have earned four weekly awards during the 2021 season. Along with the two honors today, Povich was named pitcher of the week on March 30 and Cam Chick was named player of the week on March 24.