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Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State and Nebraska Earn Weekly Baseball Honors

Illini’s Sarver and Spartans’ Peterson share Player of the Week; Huskers’ Hroch voted Pitcher of the Week; Terrapins’ Shaw earned Freshman of the Week

 

 

Co-Players of the Week
Kellen Sarver, Illinois
1B – Jr. – Champaign, Ill. – Centennial

 

  • Posted a slugging percentage of 1.417 and a .538 on-base percentage to lead the Illini against Penn State last weekend
  • Registered a .500 batting average on the week with six hits, six runs, seven RBI, two doubles and three home runs
  • Recorded his first career multi-home run game and had a career-high six RBI on May 22, including a fourth-inning grand slam to give the Illini a 10-3 lead
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Jack Yalowitz (March 11, 2019)

 

Bailey Peterson, Michigan State
1B – Sr. – Grandville, Mich. – Grandville

 

  • Went 6-for-14 (.429) with eight RBI and four extra-base hits, including three home runs to help the Spartans capture their second-straight road series win at Rutgers
  • Bashed two home runs and went 4-for-5 with seven RBI in Sunday’s 14-8 win, helping MSU to a season-high run total and matching its season best with 17 hits
  • His seven RBI tied for the most in a Big Ten game this season and the most by a Spartan since March 26, 2017 (Brandon Hughes – seven at Illinois)
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan State Big Ten Player of the Week: Zaid Walker (March 10, 2021)

 

Pitcher of the Week
Chance Hroch, Nebraska

P – Sr. – Temecula, Calif. – Vista Murietta

 

  • Pitched his first career complete game on May 22, leading Nebraska to a win at Indiana and the Huskers’ second Big Ten Championship title
  • Matched a career high with 10 strikeouts, allowing just one run on three hits over 9.0 innings
  • Faced the minimum in an inning five times, including the sixth, seventh and eighth innings
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Cade Povich (May 18, 2021)

 

Freshman of the Week
Matthew Shaw, Maryland

2B – Brimfield, Mass. – Worcester Academy

 

  • Went 5-for-13 (.385) at the plate in Maryland’s series win at No. 24 Michigan
  • Finished with a .538 slugging percentage and a .467 on-base percentage on the weekend
  • Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Maryland’s series-clinching win on Sunday, scoring the eventual game-winning run after a leadoff double in the third
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Maryland Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jason Savacool (May 11, 2021)

 

 

2021 Baseball Players of the Week

 

March 10

PL: Zaid Walker, So., MSU

P: Tommy Sommer, Jr., IND

F: Jason Savacool, Fr., MD

 

March 16

PL: Benjamin Cowles, Jr., MD

P: McCade Brown, So., IND

F: Josh Rodriguez, Fr., RU

 

March 24

PL: Cam Chick, Jr., NEB

P: Trenton Wallace, Jr., IOWA

F: Jason Savacool, Fr., MD

 

March 30

PL: Shawn Goosenberg, Jr., NU

P: Cade Povich, Jr., NEB

F: Nick Powers, Fr., MSU

F: Ryan Lasko, Fr., RU

 

April 7

PL: Zach Dezenzo, Jr., OSU

P: Seth Lonsway, Jr., OSU

F: Jordan Sweeney, Fr., RU

 

April 13

PL: Shawn Goosenberg, Jr., NU

P: Braydon Tucker, So., IND

F: Ryan Lasko, Fr., RU

 

April 20

PL: Ben Norman, Sr., IOWA

P: Jack Liffrig, So., MINN

F: Ryan Lasko, Fr., RU

 

April 27

PL: Zeb Adreon, Sr., IOWA

P: Riley Gowens, Jr., ILL

P: Sam Benschoter, Sr., MSU

F: Morgan Colopy, Fr., IND

 

May 4
PL: Cole Barr, Jr., IND
P: Brent Teller, Gr., RU
F: Jay Harry, Fr., PSU

 

May 11
PL: Justin Vought, Sr., MD
P: Cameron Weston, So., MICH
F: Jason Savacool, Fr., MD

 

May 18
PL: Ted Burton, So., MICH
P: Cade Povich, Jr., NEB
F: Max Anderson, Fr., NEB

 

May 25
PL: Kellen Sarver, Jr., ILL

PL: Bailey Peterson, Sr., MSU
P: Chance Hroch, Sr., NEB
F: Matthew Shaw, Fr., MD