IU’s Braydon Tucker is Big Ten pitcher of the week

There have been six weeks of Big Ten baseball.

Three of those weeks, Indiana has had the conference’s pitcher of the week.

Sophomore relief pitcher Braydon Tucker is the latest, named the Big Ten’s pitcher of the week for his part in IU’s combined no-hitter of Illinois on Saturday. Tucker threw four innings of scoreless relief, following up starter McCade Brown’s five no-hit innings.

The combined no-hitter was the program’s first since 1984, when the Hoosieres beat Rose-Hulman.

Brown and fellow IU starter Tommy Sommer have also been awarded the conference’s weekly pitching honor this season, which they received in back-to-back weeks to start the campaign.

IU is currently 13-7 in conference-only play, just behind Nebraska (15-6) and Michigan (15-7). The Hoosiers go on the road for a three-game set with Northwestern this weekend.