Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

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Hoosiers’ Fineman named Player of the Week; Gophers’ Meyer claimed Pitcher of the Week recognition; Buckeyes’ Dezenzo tabbed Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Ryan Fineman, Indiana

C – Sr. – Westlake Village, Calif. – Agoura – Sports Marketing and Management

Helped the Hoosiers to a 4-1 record on the week, including a series sweep of Cincinnati

Tallied nine RBI on nine hits and scored 10 runs while batting .600 on the week

Hit a trio of home runs and two doubles as he registered a .667 on-base percentage and 1.333 slugging percentage

The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Matt Gorski (March 4, 2019)

Pitcher of the Week

Max Meyer, Minnesota

DH/P – So. – Woodbury, Minn. – Woodbury – Sport Management

Made his second career start on Friday against Long Beach State, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks in a career-best 7.2 innings

Struck out a career-high nine batters in the 6-2 victory

Batted for himself in the game, going 3-for-3 with three RBI and a double

Records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and first weekly honor since May 21, 2018 (Freshman of the Week)

Last Minnesota Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Reggie Meyer (May 21, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Zach Dezenzo, Ohio State

3B – Alliance, Ohio – Alliance – Exploration

Recorded multiple hits in three of four games last week, helping the Buckeyes pick up a home series win over Lipscomb

Tallied five RBI on seven hits and scored four runs, including two homers in his first game as a Buckeye at Bill Davis Stadium in Friday’s win

Led Ohio State with a 1.133 slugging percentage, while recording a .467 on-base percentage and a .467 batting average

Tallied a season-high three-hit game with one double at Wofford on Tuesday

Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Last Ohio State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Garrett Burhenn (Feb. 18, 2019)

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