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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/13/2024, Last updated: 5/14/2024
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Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue Earn Baseball Awards

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference has announced its baseball weekly awards for games played May 7-12.

Player of the Week

Ike Mezzenga, Minnesota
Jr. – DH — Shoreview, Minn. — Mounds View

  • Finished 3-for-5 with four RBI and two home runs as Minnesota rallied from a 10-run deficit to defeat Michigan State, 15-12, in Coach John Anderson’s final home game
  • Slashed .429/.500/1.071 in helping Minnesota to a Big Ten series win.
  • Finished the week with six runs scored, three home runs and 15 total bases
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player award
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Micah Coffey (April 16, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week

Jordan Morales, Purdue
Gr. – S-LHP — Souderton, Pa. — Penn State

  • Tossed a five-hit shutout in Purdue’s 4-0 road win over Michigan.
  • Worked 7.2 innings, matching the team’s longest outing of the season, to pick up the win
  • Retired the side in order three times, including eight of the first nine batters he faced.
  • The Penn State transfer earns his first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Pitcher of the Week: Kyle Iwinski (March 7, 2023)

Freshman of the Week
Collin Priest, Michigan
Fr. – 1B/DH — Mount Dora, Fla. — Mount Dora Christian

  • Sparked Michigan’s 7-6 win over Purdue on Saturday by going 4-for-5 with two doubles
  • Compiled a slash of .467/.529/1.067 along with 16 total bases in four games
  • Finished with two home runs, five extra-base hits and 21 putouts for the week
  • Collects his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Mitch Voit (May 15, 2023)

Big Ten Week 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 1
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

May 13
PL: Ike Mezzenga, Jr., DH, MINN
P: Jordan Morales, Gr., S-LHP, PUR
F: Collin Priest, Fr., 1B/DH, MICH