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Michigan State, Nebraska and Northwestern Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

Wildcats’ Goosenberg named Player of the Week; Huskers’ Povich earned Pitcher of the Week; Spartans’ Powers and Scarlet Knights’ Lasko split Freshman of the Week



Player of the Week
Shawn Goosenberg, Northwestern

SS – Jr. – Encino, Calif. – Calabasas


  • Delivered a 1.313 slugging percentage to help the Wildcats win at Illinois for their third series win in a row
  • Went 9-for-16 (.563) at the plate, with six runs scored, eight RBI, three doubles and three home runs
  • Led Northwestern in Monday’s series finale with a five-RBI day, belting a pair of two-run home runs, as well as an RBI double
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Big Ten Player of the Week: Jack Dunn (May 6, 2019)



Pitcher of the Week

Cade Povich, Nebraska

P – Jr. – Bellevue, Neb. – Bellevue West


  • Struck out 10 over a career-high 7.0 shutout innings in a March 26 series-opening win vs. Minnesota
  • Has now recorded double-digit strikeouts in two of his last three starts, including a career-high 12 against Ohio State on March 12
  • Put the Gophers down in order three times on Friday and allowed just four hits and no walks
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Nate Fisher (March 11, 2019)


Co-Freshmen of the Week
Nick Powers, Michigan State

P – Flushing, Mich. – Flushing


  • Fired 6.2 shutout innings in earning the win against conference leader Indiana on Sunday, running his scoreless inning streak to 15 consecutive innings
  • Struck out three and did not allow an Indiana runner past second base until the seventh, limiting the Hoosiers to a season-low four hits while tying a season low with just one run
  • Earned win in his first home game inside McLane Stadium at Kobs Field, retiring Indiana in three-up, three-down fashion in both the first and second innings, and didn’t face more than four batters until the sixth inning
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Mason Erla (March 12, 2018)



Ryan Lasko, Rutgers

OF – Jackson, N.J. – Jackson Memorial


  • Tallied six RBI on four hits and scored four runs while batting .429 last weekend vs. Purdue to lead Rutgers to its best start to a Big Ten season through 14 games (8-6) since joining the conference
  • Hit two home runs and three doubles as he registered a .467 on-base percentage and 1.071 slugging percentage
  • Collected three doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored in the rubber-game win on Sunday, becoming the first Scarlet Knight with three doubles in a game since 2010
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Rutgers Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Josh Rodriguez (March 16, 2021)




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