Illinois, Northwestern and Purdue Earn Big 10 Baseball Weekly Honors

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Wildcats’ Hoscheit named Player of the Week;

Boilermakers’ Stroh claims Pitcher of the Week recognition;

Illini’s Massey earns Freshman of the Week honors

Player of the Week

Joe Hoscheit, Northwestern

Sr. – OF/DH – St. Charles, Ill. – St. Charles East

Led the Wildcats to a 3-1 week, including a victory over Milwaukee and a series win over Penn State

Batted .455 on the week with five hits, six RBI and two runs scored

Earns the second overall and second-straight Player of the Week award of his career

Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Joe Hoscheit (April 17, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week

Gareth Stroh, Purdue

So. – SP – Kearney, Neb. – Gibbon

Earned a save against Indiana State and a complete-game, 4-1 win over Illinois

Retired 27 of 29 batters against Illinois, tallying eight strikeouts, allowing just two hits and walking none

Collects his first career Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Purdue Pitcher of the Week: Tanner Andrews (March 6, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Michael Massey, Illinois

2B – Palos Park, Ill. – Brother Rice

Hit .500 on the week, scoring three runs, belting one home run and adding four RBI on eight hits

Tied career high with three hits in back-to-back games

Earns the first Freshman of the Week award of his career

Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Ty Weber (April 3, 2017)

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