Rodrigue, Hart earn Big Ten honors

Indiana second baseman Casey Rodrigue was named Big Ten co-Player of the Week and left-hander Kyle Hart was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week. The release from the conference follows.

Casey Rodrigue, Indiana

Jr., 2B, Desterhan, La./Brother Love

·         Finished the week with seven RBI, five runs scored and three stolen bases, helping the Hoosiers to a midweek victory over nationally ranked Louisville and a weekend series win over Michigan

·         Went 2-for-4 against the Cardinals, driving in a run and scoring two more in the 9-3 win

·         Had a hand in nine of the Hoosiers’ 13 runs in three games against Michigan, scoring once in each contest and driving in three runs in the opener, one in game two and two in the finale

·         Wins his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor

·         Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Kyle Schwarber (March 3, 2014)


Dan Potempa, Iowa

Jr., DH, Tinley Park, Ill./Providence Catholic

·         Recorded multiple hits in each game of Iowa’s series with Nebraska, batting .727 with an OPS of 1.568 as the Hawkeyes took two of three from the Huskers

·         Went 2-for-3 in the series opener, before going 3-for-4 in game two

·         Went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in the finale on Sunday, driving home two runs as part of a four-run eighth inning to propel Iowa to the series win

·         Claims his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

·         Last Iowa Big Ten Player of the Week: Taylor Zeutenhorst (Feb. 24, 2014)


Pitcher of the Week

Kyle Hart, Indiana

Jr., LHP, Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore

·         Scattered just two hits in seven scoreless innings, helping Indiana to a 5-1 win over Michigan on Saturday to clinch the series win

·         Struck out seven to earn his third victory in as many starts

·         During his three-game winning streak, has allowed just one earned run and 11 hits, while striking out 18 in 22 innings

·         Wins his second straight Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

·         Last Indiana Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Kyle Hart (March 17, 2014)


Freshman of the Week

Tanner Tully, Ohio State

LHP, Elkhart, Ind./Central

·         Threw 12 scoreless innings in two wins last week, posting a midweek victory versus Xavier before claiming the decision against Michigan State on Sunday

·         Tossed five shutout innings on Wednesday against the Musketeers without surrendering a walk

·         Registered seven scoreless innings against the Spartans on Sunday, striking out four against just one walk, finishing the week with six strikeouts and just one walk over 12 innings

·         Wins his first career weekly honor

·         Last Ohio State Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Travis Lakins (March 17, 2014)



2014 Big Ten Baseball Players of the Week

Feb. 18                 PL: Michael Pritchard, Sr., NEB

  P: Joey DeNato, Sr., IND

  P: Ryan Riga, Jr., OSU

  F: Jackson Lamb, MICH


Feb. 24                 PL: Taylor Zeutenhorst, Sr., IOWA

  P: Christian DeLeon, Sr., NEB

  F: Matt Hopfner, NU


March 3                PL: Ryan Nagle, So., ILL

  PL: Kyle Schwarber, Jr., IND
  P: Kevin Duchene, So., ILL

  F: Walter Borkovich, MSU


March 10             PL: Jackson Glines, Jr., MICH

  P: Ryan Riga, Jr., OSU

  F: Ryan Boldt, NEB


March 17             PL: Tanner Lubach, Jr., NEB

  P: Kyle Hart, Jr., IND

  F: Travis Lakins, OSU


March 24             PL: Casey Rodrigue, Jr., IND

  PL: Dan Potempa, Jr., IOWA
  P: Kyle Hart, Jr., IND

  F: Tanner Tully, OSU



PL: Player of the Week

P: Pitcher of the Week

F: Freshman of the Week