Indiana and Ohio State Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

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Hoosiers’ Gorski named Player of the Week; Buckeyes’ Smith claimed Pitcher of the Week recognition; Buckeyes’ Dezenzo tabbed Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Matt Gorski, Indiana

OF – Jr. – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern – Business

Helped the Hoosiers to a 3-1 record on the week, posting victories against Ball State and Michigan State

Hit .529 on the week with nine hits, 10 RBI, four walks and a stolen base, including a grand slam against Ball State

Hit a pair of home runs and two doubles as he registered a .619 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week award and his first since March 4, 2019

Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Matt Lloyd (April 1, 2019)

Pitcher of the Week

Griffan Smith, Ohio State

P – So. – Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Christian Hills Academy – Logistics Management

Led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten road series win at Maryland with a complete game win on Sunday

Struck out a career-high 10 batters and scattered four hits, allowing just one run with two walks in 9.0 innings of work

Finished the game with six scoreless innings after allowing one run in the third to improve to 4-2 on the season

Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Seth Lonsway (April 1, 2019)

Freshman of the Week

Zach Dezenzo, Ohio State

3B – Alliance, Ohio – Alliance – Exploration

Recorded three multi-hit games to lead the Buckeyes to a 3-1 record on the week

Hit .533, with five runs scored, six RBI, one double, two homers and four walks

Extended his hit streak to a season-high nine games and on-base streak to nine games with a hit and two runs scored in the series finale against Michigan State on Sunday

Wins his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Last Ohio State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Zach Dezenzo (March 18, 2019)

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