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Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State Claim Baseball Weekly Accolades

Spartan’s Ando named Player of the Week; Buckeyes’ Lonsway claimed Pitcher of the Week recognition; Hoosiers’ Bierman tabbed Freshman of the Week

 

Player of the Week
Royce Ando, Michigan State

INF – Sr. – Mississauga, Ontario – John Fraser Secondary – Kinesiology

 

  • Helped the Spartans to their second-straight Big Ten road series victory with a pair of wins over No. 24 Iowa, their first wins against a ranked opponent this season
  • Hit .556 on the week with 10 hits, five RBI, two doubles and two runs scored
  • Registered a .636 on-base percentage and .667 slugging percentage as MSU snapped Iowa’s six-series win streak, dealing the Hawkeyes their first home series loss of the season
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Michigan State Big Ten Player of the Week: Dan Durkin (Feb. 20, 2017)

 

 

Pitcher of the Week
Seth Lonsway, Ohio State

P – Fr. – Celina, Ohio – Celina – Consumer and Family Financial Services

 

  • Struck out a career-high 13 batters in eight scoreless innings to help the Buckeyes defeat Penn State, 2-0, in game one of the doubleheader
  • Improved to 6-4 on the season and ranks second in the league with 96 strikeouts
  • Records his second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and first since April 1, 2019
  • Last Ohio State Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Griffan Smith (April 22, 2019)

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Gabe Bierman, Indiana

P – Jeffersonville, Ind. – Jeffersonville – Sport Management and Marketing

 

  • Made two appearances on the week, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings of relief at Kentucky, before tossing 3.0 perfect innings of relief on Friday night at Michigan to pick up the save
  • Retired all nine Wolverine batters faced on Friday, striking out the final eight hitters to earn the save
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Grant Richardson (April 1, 2019)

 

 

2019 Baseball Players of the Week

 

Feb. 18

PL: Jaxon Hallmark, So., NEB

P: Grant Judkins, Jr., IOWA

F: Garrett Burhenn, OSU

 

Feb. 25

PL: Maxwell Costes, Fr., MD

P: Tommy Henry, Jr., MICH

F: Maxwell Costes, MD

 

March 4

PL: Matt Gorski, Jr., IND

P: Tommy Henry, Jr., MICH

F: Colby Gomes, NEB

 

March 11

PL: Jack Yalowitz, Sr., ILL

P: Pauly Milto, Sr., IND

P: Nate Fisher, Sr., NEB

F: Maxwell Costes, MD

 

March 18

PL: Ryan Fineman, Sr., IND

P: Max Meyer, So., MINN

F: Zach Dezenzo, OSU

 

March 25

PL: Grant Richardson, Fr., IND

P: Tanner Gordon, Jr., IND

F: Grant Richardson, IND

 

April 1

PL: Matt Lloyd, Sr., IND

P: Seth Lonsway, Fr., OSU

F: Grant Richardson, IND

 

April 8

PL: Carmen Sclafani, Sr., RU

P: Dante Biasi, So., PSU

F: Cam Chick, NEB

 

April 15

PL: Dominic Canzone, Jr., OSU

P: Tevin Murray, Jr., RU

F: Maxwell Costes, MD

 

April 22

PL: Matt Gorski, Jr., IND

P: Griffan Smith, So., OSU

F: Zach Dezenzo, OSU

 

April 29

PL: Zeb Adreon, Jr., IOWA

P: Karl Kauffmann, Jr., MICH

F: Brendan Sher, IOWA

 

May 6

PL: Jack Dunn, Sr., NU

P: Andy Fisher, Sr., ILL

F: Brendan Sher, IOWA

 

May 13

PL: Royce Ando, Sr., MSU

P: Seth Lonsway, Fr., OSU

F: Gabe Bierman, IND