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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 4/29/2024, Last updated: 4/30/2024
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Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue Earn Baseball Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its baseball weekly awards for games played April 23-28.

Co-Player of the Week
Hunter Rosson, Ohio State
Sr. – OF/1B — Aledo, Texas — Weatherford College

  • Compiled a slash of .545/.583/1.545 and a 2.129 OPS
  • Three of his six hits were home runs, including a grand slam against Wright State on April 23 in Dayton
  • Recorded multiple RBI in all three games played, including six against Michigan State on Saturday; finished with 12 RBI for the week
  • A utility player, earns his first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Brent Todys (May 11, 2022)

Co-Player of the Week
Connor Caskenette, Purdue
Sr. – C — Duncan, British Columbia — Cochise JC

  • Led Purdue to a 4-0 week, highlighted by a series road sweep of Northwestern that extended the Boilermakers’ Big Ten win streak to 10 games (matching a school record)
  • Batted .467 (7-for-15) with three home runs and 11 RBI over four games
  • Scored eight runs and did not strikeout in 20 plate appearances
  • The Academic All-Big Ten recipient receives his first Big Ten Player award
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Paul Toetz (March 7, 2023)

Pitcher of the Week
Brody Brecht, Iowa
Jr. – S-RHP — Ankeny, Iowa — Ankeny

  • Threw 7.0 innings of 2-hit ball in Iowa’s 4-1 win over Nebraska on Sunday
  • Allowed one run and held the Cornhuskers to a .095 batting average
  • Finished with 11 strikeouts and a 0.71 WHIP to pick up his second win in as many weeks
  • The 2023 All-Big Ten First Team selection collects his second Big Ten Pitcher honor of the season and the fourth of his career
  • Last Iowa Pitcher of the Week: Brody Brecht (April 22, 2024)

Freshman of the Week
Will Whelan, Minnesota
Fr. – R-LHP — Lino Lakes, Minn. — Centennial

  • Working in relief, appeared in three games, holding opponents to a 0.63 batting average
  • Allowed one hit and one run while fanning four over 5.1 innings
  • Earned first career save on Sunday to give Minnesota its first conference series win of the season
  • Secures his first Big Ten freshman weekly honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Weber Neels (May 22, 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

    March 25
    PL: Drake Westcott, Jr., 1B, ILL
    P: Justin Sinibaldi, Sr., S-LHP, RU
    F: Brayden Martin, Fr., UTL, MD

    April 1
    PL: Jacob Schroeder, Sr., C, ILL
    P: Jacob Denner, 5th, S-LHP, MICH
    F: Jasen Oliver, Fr., 2B, IND

    April 8
    PL: Tyler Cerny, So., SS, IND
    P: Brett Sears, Sr., S-RHP, NEB
    F: Joey Brenczewski, Fr., 1B, IND

    April 15
    PL: Jacob Schroeder, Sr., C, ILL
    P: Mason McConnaughey, So., S-RHP, NEB
    F: Luke Gaffney, Fr., 1B, PUR

    April 22
    PL: Connor Milton, Sr., OF, ILL
    P: Brody Brecht, Jr., S-RHP, IOWA
    P: Jacob Denner, 5th, R-LHP, MICH|
    F: Luke Gaffney, Fr., 1B/C, PUR

    April 29
    PL: Hunter Rosson, Sr., OF/1B, OSU
    PL: Connor Caskenette, Sr., C, PUR
    P: Brody Brecht, Jr., S-RHP, IOWA
    F: Will Whelan, Fr., R-LHP, MINN