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Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

May 6, 2014
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Player of the Week

Casey Fletcher, Illinois

Jr., OF, Oakwood, Ill./Oakwood

*         Belted five home runs last week, hitting three against Southern Illinois
on Wednesday and two more versus Michigan State on Saturday, and drove in 10 runs to
help Illinois to a 4-0 record

*         Became the seventh Illini player to hit three home runs in a game, driving
in five runs against the Salukis

*         Drove in three runs in Saturday's win against the Spartans, including a
walk-off RBI single in a 5-4 victory

*         Notched his second walk-off hit of the weekend on Sunday, singling home
two runs to secure a 10-9 triumph to end the week with a 1.824 OPS

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

*         Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Ryan Nagle (March 3, 2014)



Pitcher of the Week

Joey DeNato, Indiana

Sr., LHP, San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines

*         Pitched seven shutout innings to earn the win on Friday night against Purdue

*         Struck out seven while scattering just five hits to record his 10th win of
the season

*         Carries a 2.06 season ERA and improves his career record to 34-9

*         Wins his third career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

*         Last Indiana Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Joey DeNato (April 21, 2014)



Freshman of the Week

Ben Miller, Nebraska

DH, Clive, Iowa/West Des Moines Valley

*         Hit .600 during a three-game sweep over Penn State, scoring five runs
while driving in two more

*         Had two hits in each game versus the Nittany Lions and scored two runs on
Saturday and Sunday

*         Went 1-for-3 in a midweek win against Nebraska-Omaha with a walk and a run
scored

*         Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

*         Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Ryan Boldt (April 28, 2014)


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