Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

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Scarlet Knights’ Sclafani named Player of the Week; Nittany Lions’ Biasi claimed Pitcher of the Week recognition; Huskers’ Chick tabbed Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Carmen Sclafani, Rutgers

3B – Sr. – Toms River, N.J. – Brick – Psychology

Helped the Scarlet Knights to a pair of wins on the weekend, including a victory against Big Ten foe Iowa

Tallied 12 RBI on eight hits and scored four runs while batting .571

Hit two home runs and two doubles as he registered a .600 on-base percentage and 1.143 slugging percentage

Hit a three-run homer in the first inning in the win over the Hawkeyes to help the Scarlet Knights to a 15-3 triumph, the largest margin of victory in a Big Ten game since joining the conference

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

Last Rutgers Big Ten Player of the Week: R.J. Devish (Feb. 29, 2016)

Pitcher of the Week

Dante Biasi, Penn State

P – So. – Hazle Township, Pa. – Hazleton Area – Communications Arts & Sciences

Struck out nine and allowed just two hits and a walk in 6.1 innings to lead Penn State to a 3-0 win over Indiana Friday, his second combined shutout of the season

The shutout win was Penn State’s first in a Big Ten game since defeating Maryland, 2-0, on April 30, 2016, and first shutout win over Indiana since April 30, 2006

Owns a 0.49 ERA and conference-best 27 strikeouts in 18.1 conference innings pitched

The Academic All-Big Ten honoree records his first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Penn State Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Steven Hill (April 23, 2012)

Freshman of the Week

Cam Chick, Nebraska

INF – Rocheport, Mo. – Hickman – Sports Media and Communication

Hit .333 on the week with six RBI and four runs scored, helping the Huskers to four wins

Hit two home runs and a double as he registered a .333 on-base percentage and .800 slugging percentage

Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Colby Gomes (March 4, 2019)

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