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Illinois’ Spillane and Michigan’s Engelmann named Co-Players of the Week after leading teams to perfect weekends
Co-Players of the Week
Bren Spillane, Illinois
1B – Jr. – Wheeling, Ill. – Wheeling
Led the Illini to a 4-0 record on the weekend, with wins over Cal State Northridge and Northwestern
Led Illinois in batting average (.643), on-base percentage (.737), slugging (1.500), doubles (3), homers (3), RBI (10), runs (7), total bases (21), walks (5) and steals (3) for the week
His eight RBI against CSUN are the most by a Big Ten player this season
Scored the winning run in extra innings against Northwestern on Saturday
The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week award
Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Bren Spillane (March 19, 2018)
Jonathan Engelmann, Michigan
OF – Jr. – San Mateo, Calif. – Burlingame
Paced the Wolverines to a 5-0 record on the weekend, with wins over Oakland, Western Michigan and Michigan State
Tallied 13 RBI on nine hits and scored eight runs while batting .429 on the week
Hit a double and a pair of homers as he registered a .500 on-base percentage and 0.762 slugging percentage
Totaled a career-high four hits, four runs, and five RBI in Friday’s win against Michigan State to kick off Big Ten play
Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Jimmy Kerr (May 1, 2017)
Co-Pitchers of the Week
Brady Schanuel, Iowa
RHP – Jr. – Swansea, Ill. – Belleville East
Allowed one hit over a career-high seven shutout innings, leading the Hawkeyes to a 5-1 victory over 11th-ranked Indiana
His first six outs came via strikeout and he finished with 11 strikeouts in the game – the most by a Hawkeye pitcher since 2004
Retired the final 10 batters he faced to register his fourth victory of the season
Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
Last Iowa Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Nick Gallagher (May 1, 2017)
Hunter Parsons, Maryland
RHP – Jr. – Fruitland, Md. – Parkside
Threw a complete game, picking up the win and handing Stetson its first loss of the season
Allowed only two hits, while striking out nine
In his last four starts, Parsons has a 0.84 ERA over 32.0 IP, has struck out 23 to just three walks and opponents are batting .188 against him
Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
Last Maryland Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Taylor Bloom (Feb. 19, 2018)
Co-Freshmen of the Week
Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
RHP – Fr. – Gig Harbor, Wash. – Gig Harbor
Extended his scoreless innings streak to 17.0 when he tossed 7.0 shutout innings for his third victory in his last three starts
Struck out a season-high six batters, while scattering four hits and allowing one walk
Secured the 2-0 shutout win and a series victory for the Gophers against Nebraska
Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
Last Minnesota Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Brett Schulze (May 8, 2017)
Harry Rutkowski, Rutgers
LHP – Fr. – Fords, N.J. – Woodbridge
Logged a season-high 6.2 innings on the mound, earning the win and clinching the series against Penn State
Struck out seven and scattered four hits
Held PSU to 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position
Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award