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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/6/2024, Last updated: 5/6/2024
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Michigan State and Nebraska Receive Weekly Baseball Honors

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its baseball weekly awards for games played April 30-May 5.

Player of the Week
Jack Frank, Michigan State
Sr. – OF — Strongsville, Ohio — Strongsville

  • Compiled a slash of .471/.550/.941 along with a 1.491 OPS over four games
  • Helped Michigan State to its first series win against Michigan since 2016 while also bumping the Spartans above .500 in conference play for the first time this season
  • Hit a solo home run that gave MSU a 9-8 lead on Saturday in a game the Spartans won 12-8; homered twice during the week and amassed 16 total bases
  • Earns his first Big Ten Player Award of the season and the second of his career
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Nick Williams (March 4, 2024)

Pitcher of the Week

Jackson Brockett, Nebraska
Jr. – S-LHP — Omaha, Neb. — Buford HS

  • Tossed the first nine-inning, no-hitter for Nebraska in 70 years in an 8-0 win over Kansas State on May 1
  • Struck out 12 batters against two walks issued, throwing 107 pitches on the evening
  • Recorded the first Nebraska individual no-hitter since 1981 and just the sixth in team history
  • The Academic All-Big Ten selection receives his first Big Ten Pitcher Award
  • Last Nebraska Pitcher of the Week: Mason McConnaughey (April 15, 2024)

Freshman of the Week
Ryan McKay, Michigan State
Fr. – 2B — Clarkston, Mich. — Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

  • Batted .368 (7-for-19) while extending his hitting streak to 12 games — has not struckout during the streak
  • Went 6-for-15 (.400) with four RBI against Michigan as MSU took three of four games in the season series
  • Fielded 1.000 at second base, totaling four putouts, seven assists and a double play
  • Collects his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week Award on the year
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Ryan McKay (March 4, 2024)

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

May 6
PL: Jack Frank, Sr., OF, MSU
P: Jackson Brockett, Jr., S-LHP, NEB
F: Ryan McKay, Fr., 2B, MSU