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Huskers’ Acker named Player of the Week; Spartans’ Erla earned Pitcher of the Week; Wolverines’ Hajjar tabbed Freshman of the Week
Player of the Week
Joe Acker, Nebraska
OF – Sr. – Waukesha, Wis. – Marquette – Finance
Delivered a .900 slugging percentage to help the Huskers win three of four games against Columbia last weekend
Went 5-for-10 at the plate, with three runs scores, two RBI, a double and a home run
Had at least one hit in every game, with a .583 on-base percentage
The Academic All-Big Ten honoree claims his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Jaxon Hallmark (Feb. 18, 2019)
Pitcher of the Week
Mason Erla, Michigan State
P – Jr. – Cass City, Mich. – Cass City – International Studies in Social Science
Tossed a career-high 12 strikeouts to lead the Spartans to a 1-0 victory over Troy
Permitted just two hits, with one walk in 7.0 innings in the win
Had a no-hitter through 5.2 innings
Garners his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor.
Last Michigan State Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Alex Troop (May 22, 2017)
Freshman of the Week
Steven Hajjar, Michigan
P – Andover, Mass. – Central Catholic – International Studies
Recorded a season-best 10 strikeouts in a 7-4 win over No. 24 Pepperdine
Allowed just two runs on five hits in six innings against the Waves
Leads the Wolverines with a 3-0 record
Earns his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade
Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Steven Hajjar (Feb. 17, 2020)