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Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

February 18, 2014
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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)


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