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Illinois’ Massey and Indiana’s Gorski named Co-Players of the Week; Michigan’s Kauffmann claims Pitcher of the Week recognition; Hoosiers’ Dunham tabbed Freshman of the Week
Co-Players of the Week
Michael Massey, Illinois
2B – So. – Palos Park, Ill. – Brother Rice
Recorded multiple hits in each contest to lead Illinois to victories over No. 11 UCLA, Arizona and Washington in Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge action
Tallied three RBI on six hits and scored a pair of runs while batting .500 on the week
Hit three doubles as he registered a .538 on-base percentage and 0.750 slugging percentage
Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: David Kerian (May 18, 2015)
Matt Gorski, Indiana
OF – So. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern
Registered hits in all four contests as Indiana claimed a 3-1 series win at No. 13 San Diego
Hit .529 on the week, going 7-for-19 with a run scored, double, triple, five RBI, a stolen base and 12 total bases
Went 4-for-5 in the series finale, driving in three runs on a double while adding a stolen base
Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Matt Lloyd (March 27, 2017)
Pitcher of the Week
Karl Kauffmann, Michigan
P – So. – Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – Brother Rice
Tossed a career-high 6.2 innings to earn the win at No. 8 Stanford
Struck out a career-high 10 batters to hand the Cardinal its first loss of the season
Allowed no runs on just three hits in the contest
Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
Last Michigan Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Oliver Jaskie (May 15, 2017)
Freshman of the Week
Elijah Dunham, Indiana
1B/DH – Evansville, Ind. – F.J. Reitz
Went 6-for-12 on the weekend, posting a .500 batting average to go along with two doubles, an RBI and eight total bases in a 3-1 series win at No. 13 San Diego
Scored four runs while posting at least one hit in all four games
Went 3-for-5 in the series-opening win, with two runs scored and a double
Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
Last Indiana Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Cal Krueger (May 15, 2017)