Big Ten Players of the Week (4/27)

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Player of the Week
OF - Zeb Adreon, Iowa (SR)

-Hit .714 (10-of-14) with five RBI and seven runs scored to lead the Hawkeyes to a 3-1 weekend against Maryland and Northwestern for their fifth straight series win
- Finished with a 1.071 slugging percentage and .765 on-base percentage on the weekend and reached base safely in each of his final 10 plate appearances
- Recorded a triple in both outings against Northwestern, becoming the first Hawkeye since 2018 to triple in consecutive games
- The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his second Big Ten Player of the Week award and first of the season
- Last Iowa Player of the Week: Ben Norman (April 20, 2021)

Co-Pitcher of the Week
P - Riley Gowens, Illinois (JR)

- Pitched seven shutout innings against Purdue on April 25, combining with Ryan O'Hara and Cole Kirschsieper to throw the 11th no-hitter in Illinois' 142-year program history and first ever on the road
- Faced 27 batters and struck out six in his seventh career start
- Helped the Illini complete their first sweep of the season at Purdue and Illinois' first Big Ten series sweep on the road since March 23-25, 2018, at Northwestern
- Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award
- Last Illinois Pitcher of the Week: Andy Fisher (May 6, 2019)

Co-Pitcher of the Week
P - Sam Benschoter, Michigan State (SR)

- Threw a career-high 17 strikeouts in 9.1 innings of relief on Sunday vs. conference-leader Nebraska
- Entered the game in the third inning and struck out the side in the third and fifth innings, holding the Huskers without a hit until the eighth
- The 17 strikeouts are the most in the program's modern-day history, besting former MLB All-Star Mark Mulder's 16 Ks against Campbell on March 7, 1998
- The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award
- Last Michigan State Pitcher of the Week; Mason Erla (March 10, 2020)

Freshman of the Week
OF - Morgan Colopy, Indiana (FR)

- Helped the Hoosiers to a series sweep against Minnesota last weekend
- Registered a .444 batting average on the week with eight hits, seven runs, 10 RBI, two doubles and a home run
- Recorded a .474 on-base percentage and .722 slugging percentage
- Wins his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
- Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Gabe Bierman (May 13, 2019)
 

k9_r

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Good for Benschoter. Well deserved but I am a bit surprised the Big Ten gave him this honor considering that the loss was hung on him. Who knew those old stogies at corporate HQ would bend towards common sense even just a little.
 

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Co-Pitcher of the Week
P - Sam Benschoter, Michigan State (SR)

- Threw a career-high 17 strikeouts in 9.1 innings of relief on Sunday vs. conference-leader Nebraska
- Entered the game in the third inning and struck out the side in the third and fifth innings, holding the Huskers without a hit until the eighth
- The 17 strikeouts are the most in the program's modern-day history, besting former MLB All-Star Mark Mulder's 16 Ks against Campbell on March 7, 1998
- The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award
- Last Michigan State Pitcher of the Week; Mason Erla (March 10, 2020)
Honestly didn't think the conference had the balls to do it.

Well done because it was an incredible performance
 
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