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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/18/2024, Last updated: 3/21/2024
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Michigan and Rutgers Earn Baseball Weekly Awards

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its baseball weekly awards for games played March 11-17.
Player of the Week
Josh Kuroda-Grauer, Rutgers
Jr. – SS — Somerset, N.J. — Franklin
  • Slashed .538/.586/.846 as Rutgers lost twice to No. 11 North Carolina and swept a three-game series against Delaware
  • Amassed 14 hits, 11 runs scored, 8 RBI and didn’t strike out in 26 at-bats; compiled a .706 batting average and a 1.913 OPS in the Delaware series
  • In five starts at shortstop, fielded 1.000 with six putouts, 10 assists and three double plays turned
  • The Academic All-Big Ten selection collects his first Big Ten award
  • Last Rutgers Player of the Week: Ryan Lasko (April 14, 2023)
Pitcher of the Week
Kurt Barr, Michigan
So. – R-RHP — Saint Joachim, Ontario — University Liggett
  • Recorded two wins in long relief against Toledo (March 12) and San Diego (March 17), finishing with a 0.64 ERA over 11 innings of work
  • Entered the seventh inning against the UT Rockets with the score tied 6-6 and threw six innings of shutout ball, allowing three hits and fanning four batters
  • Against the Toreros, entered a tied game in the fifth and threw five innings, holding the visitors to one earned run while striking out three batters
  • Earns his first Big Ten Weekly Award.
  • Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Mitch Voit (March 4, 2024)
Freshman of the Week
Ty Doucette, Rutgers
Fr. – 1B — Dartmouth, Nova Scotia — Foothills Composite
  • Hit .727 (8-for-11) against Delaware, opening the series with a grand slam in the bottom eighth to drive in the go-ahead runs in a 15-10 win
  • Reached base in 11-straight plate appearances to close the series
  • In five games last week, recorded a .474/.583/.947 slash, connecting on three home runs and nine RBI
  • Receives his first career Big Ten Weekly Award
  • Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Christian Coppola (May 8, 2023)
2024 Big Ten Baseball Weekly Awards
Feb. 19
PL: Matt Maloney, Jr., C, PSU
P: Connor Foley, So., S-RHP, IND
F: Luke Gaffney, Fr., 1B, PUR
Feb. 26
PL: Devin Taylor, So., OF, IND
P: Christian Coppola, So., S-RHP, RU
F: Luke Gaffney, Fr., 1B, PUR
March 4
PL: Drake Westcott, Jr., 1B, ILL
PL: Nick Williams, Jr., OF, MSU
P: Mitch Voit, So., S-RHP/INF, MICH
F: Ryan McKay, Fr., 2B, MSU
March 11
PL: Rhett Stokes, Jr., IF, NEB
P: Cade Obermueller, So., S-LHP, IOWA
F: Kyle Remington, Fr., R-RHP, MINN
F: Luke Gaffney, Fr., 1B, PUR
March 18
PL: Josh Kuroda-Grauer, Jr., SS, RU
P: Kurt Barr, So., R-RHP, MICH
F: Ty Doucette, Fr., 1B, RU