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Indiana, Penn State and Rutgers Earn Weekly Baseball Honors

Hoosiers’ Barr named Player of the Week; Nittany Lions’ Harry earns Freshman of the Week; Scarlet Knights’ Teller voted Pitcher of the Week


Player of the Week

Cole Barr, Indiana

3B – Jr. – Yorktown, Ind. – Yorktown

  • Hit .600 (6-of-10) with five RBI and six runs scored to lead the Hoosiers to a 2-1 weekend against Iowa for their fourth straight series win
  • Finished with a 1.400 slugging percentage and .643 on-base percentage on the weekend
  • Hit a home run in each of Indiana’s two wins over the Hawkeyes, while totaling five RBI on six hits. Has now hit a team-high six home runs on the season and has registered 25 home runs in his career
  • The 2019 second-team All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Elijah Dunham (Feb. 24, 2020)


Pitcher of the Week

Brent Teller, Rutgers

P – Gr. – Miami, Fla. – Miami Palmetto Senior

  • Pitched seven shutout innings and tied a season-high with eight strikeouts to help Rutgers defeat Nebraska 6-0 and complete a 3-0 series sweep.
  • Retired 10 of the Cornhuskers’ first 11 batters and allowed just six players on base during the win. Allowed just two hits and walked three batters
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and becomes the first Rutgers pitcher to win the award since 2019
  • Last Rutgers Pitcher of the Week: Tevin Murray (April 15, 2019)


Freshman of the Week

Jay Harry, Penn State

SS – Metuchen, N.J. – Metuchen

  • Helped Penn State to a 3-0 series sweep against Michigan State last weekend
  • Registered a .500 batting average on the week with five hits, six runs, six RBI, two doubles and a home run
  • Hit his first career home run, a three-run shot, in the Nittany Lions’ 27-4 win on Saturday
  • Recorded a .571 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award to become the first Nittany Lion to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Week since 2016
  • Last Penn State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Ryan Sloniger (April 25, 2016)


2021 Baseball Players of the Week


March 10

PL: Zaid Walker, So., MSU

P: Tommy Sommer, Jr., IND

F: Jason Savacool, Fr., MD


March 16

PL: Benjamin Cowles, Jr., MD

P: McCade Brown, So., IND

F: Josh Rodriguez, Fr., RU


March 24

PL: Cam Chick, Jr., NEB

P: Trenton Wallace, Jr., IOWA

F: Jason Savacool, Fr., MD


March 30

PL: Shawn Goosenberg, Jr., NU

P: Cade Povich, Jr., NEB

F: Nick Powers, Fr., MSU

F: Ryan Lasko, Fr., RU


April 7

PL: Zach Dezenzo, Jr., OSU

P: Seth Lonsway, Jr., OSU

F: Jordan Sweeney, Fr., RU


April 13

PL: Shawn Goosenberg, Jr., NU

P: Braydon Tucker, So., IND

F: Ryan Lasko, Fr., RU


April 20

PL: Ben Norman, Sr., IOWA

P: Jack Liffrig, So., MINN

F: Ryan Lasko, Fr., RU


April 27

PL: Zeb Adreon, Sr., IOWA

P: Riley Gowens, Jr., ILL

P: Sam Benschoter, Sr., MSU

F: Morgan Colopy, Fr., IND


May 4

PL: Cole Barr, Jr., IND

P: Brent Teller, Gr., RU

F: Jay Harry, Fr., PSU