Ryan Boldt Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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Player of the Week

Brad Hartong, Indiana

Jr., OF/C, Long Beach, Calif./Cypress College

· Drove in 10 runs and recorded multiple hits in all four games this week, leading Indiana to a midweek win over Ball State and a series victory against Illinois

· Hit .500 or better in each of the Hoosiers’ three games against the Illini, driving in three runs in the series opener before recording two RBI in the finale

· Went 2-for-5 in a midweek win over Ball State, accounting for five RBI on the strength of a three-run home run and a two-run single

· Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

· Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Sam Travis (April 8, 2014)

Co-Pitchers of the Week

Neal Kunik, Minnesota

Jr., RHP, Eagan, Minn./Eagan

· Pitched seven shutout innings to earn the win in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Penn State, striking out a career-high nine batters

· Earned his second victory of the season after scattering just three hits in his second career start

· Boasts a 1.27 ERA in eight appearances this season

· Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

· Last Minnesota Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: DJ Snelten (May 20, 2013)

Ryan Riga, Ohio State

Jr., LHP, Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield

· Threw 7.2 scoreless innings to earn the win on Saturday against Purdue, helping the Buckeyes to a 2-0 victory

· Struck out nine batters and scattered just three hits

· Lowered his ERA to 3.02 and notched his fourth victory of the season

· Claims his third career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award and third this season

· Last Ohio State Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Greg Greve (April 14, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

Ryan Boldt, Nebraska

OF, Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing

· Scored four runs and had two multi-hit games in a three-game set against Michigan, helping the Huskers take two of three on the road

· Went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored in the opener before going 2-for-4 with a run in the series’ second game, both Nebraska wins

· Recorded his fourth triple of the season and scored twice in the series finale

· Wins his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

· Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Ryan Boldt (March 10, 2014)

2014 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 18 PL: Michael Pritchard, 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

March 24 PL: Casey Rodrigue, Jr., IND

PL: Dan Potempa, Jr., IOWA
P: Kyle Hart, Jr., IND

F: Tanner Tully, OSU

March 31 PL: Dustin DeMuth, Sr., IND

P: Calvin Mathews, So., IOWA

F: Cam Vieaux, MSU

April 8 PL: Sam Travis, Jr., IND

P: John Kravetz, Jr., ILL

F: Jim Haley, PSU

April 14 PL: Nick Sergakis, So., OSU

P: Sasha Kuebel, Jr., IOWA

P: Greg Greve, Sr., OSU

F: Cam Vieaux, MSU

April 21 PL: Michael Handel, Jr., MINN

P: Joey DeNato, Sr., IND

P: Jack Quigley, Sr., NU

F: Ryne Roper, ILL

April 28 PL: Brad Hartong, Jr., IND

P: Neal Kunik, Jr., MINN

P: Ryan Riga, Jr., OSU

F: Ryan Boldt, NEB

PL: Player of the Week

P: Pitcher of the Week

F: Freshman of the Week