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Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

April 28, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



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)


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