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BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

May 19, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Player of the Week

Ryan Richardson, Michigan State

Jr., SS, South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North

*         Batted .500 on the week, stole four bases, scored five runs and had three
RBI in a series sweep of Penn State last weekend, accounting for multiple hits in
the series opener and finale

*         Went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run in the opener before going 3-for-4
in the series finale with two doubles, four runs scored and an RBI, while stealing
two bases in each contest

*         Also went 2-for-4 in a midweek contest against Central Michigan, doubling
twice and driving in two runs

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

*         Last Michigan State Big Ten Player of the Week: Joel Fisher (May 7, 2013)



Pitcher of the Week

Alec Crawford, Minnesota

Sr., RHP, Wilton, Iowa/Wilton

*         Went eight innings on Friday against Indiana, scattering just three hits
and helping Minnesota to a 2-1 victory in extra innings

*         Surrendered just one earned run and helped hold the Indiana offense to
only four hits on the night, its second-lowest of the season

*         Tied a career high in innings pitched and allowed only two runners to
reach third base

*         Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

*         Last Minnesota Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Neal Kunik (April 28,
2014)



Freshmen of the Week

Joe Hoscheit, Northwestern

3B/RHP, St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East

*         Batted .417 with two doubles and recorded two saves to help Northwestern
take 2-of-3 on the road against Ohio State last weekend

*         Collected his first career save in the series opener on Friday in just his
fifth career pitching appearance

*         Followed with a two-inning save to clinch the series victory on Saturday,
allowing just one hit and striking out the final batter of the game

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

*         Last Northwestern Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Matt Hopfner (Feb. 24, 2014)


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