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Illinois’ Spillane named Player of the Week; Northwestern’s Lavelle claims Pitcher of the Week recognition; Michigan’s Franklin tabbed Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Bren Spillane, Illinois

1B – Jr. – Wheeling, Ill. – Wheeling

Posted two multi-home run games and went 8-for-11 in four contests to lead the Illini to a pair of wins over Iowa and Concordia record on the week

Tallied seven RBI on eight hits and scored nine runs while batting .727 on the week

Hit five home runs and a double as he registered a .833 on-base percentage and 2.182 slugging percentage

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week award in as many weeks

Spillane is the first student in Big Ten baseball history to win three straight Big Ten Player of the Week awards

Last Illinois Big Ten Player of the Week: Bren Spillane (March 26, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week

Quinn Lavelle, Northwestern

LHP – Fr. – Cleveland, Ohio – St. Edward

Threw a complete-game shutout at Maryland to help Northwestern take the series opener in College Park, Md.

Recorded career-highs for innings pitched (9.0) and strikeouts (8)

Did not allow a base runner to get into scoring position

Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Brandon Magallones (May 18, 2015)

Freshman of the Week

Jesse Franklin, Michigan

IF/OF – Fr. – Seattle, Wash. – Seattle Prep

Helped the Wolverines to a 4-0 record on the weekend, posting a trio of victories over Delaware and a win over Central Michigan

Led Michigan in hitting, tallying seven RBI and two homers with eight hits and scored four runs while batting .500 on the week

Led the Wolverines with a .938 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage

Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jordan Nwogu (March 19, 2018)