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The Big Ten on Monday announced its Baseball Players of the Week

February 24, 2014
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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)


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