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UnknownPublished: 5/23/2023, Last updated: 10/4/2023
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Big Ten Announces Baseball Postseason Awards Recipients

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday its baseball individual award winners and All-Big Ten teams and All-Freshman team for the 2023 season. Voting was conducted by the conference’s head coaches.
Maryland junior shortstop Matt Shaw was named Player of the Year, Michigan junior left-handed starter Connor O’Halloran tabbed Pitcher of the Year, Indiana outfielder Devin Taylor selected Freshman of the Year and Maryland’s Rob Vaughn chosen as Coach of the Year.
Shaw has compiled a .361 batting average, 23 home runs and 66 RBI in 55 games this season. He is Maryland’s all-time home run leader (52). Shaw shared the conference lead with a .412  average in Big Ten games and is the second Terrapin as many years to be named the conference’s top player.
O’Halloran sports an 8-5 record and 3.43 ERA in 14 starts this season, having struck out 103 batters while only walking 23 in 97 innings of work. He led Big Ten pitchers with five wins and 57 innings pitched during the conference season. He is the third Wolverine to win the top pitcher award and the first since 2008.
Taylor owns a .328 batting average, a team-leading 16 home runs and 1.146 OPS, and 56 RBI in 48 games. In conference action he ranked third in runs scored (31), fourth in slugging percentage (.747) and fifth in RBI (32). A three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection, Taylor reached base in 32 consecutive games this season. He becomes the third Hoosier named top rookie and the first since 2012.

 Vaughn captures the coach of the year award for a second-straight year after leading Maryland to the Big Ten Championship. He has led the Terrapins to a No. 23 ranking (according to and 22-straight conference series wins. This year Maryland became the first Big Ten team since Indiana in 2013-14 to win back-to-back regular season titles.
The Big Ten also recognized 13 Sportsmanship Award recipients, honoring student-athletes who distinguished themselves through sportsmanship, ethical behavior, academics and citizenship.
The 41st Big Ten Baseball Tournament begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Neb. 
Matt Shaw, Jr., SS, Maryland
Connor O’Halloran, Jr., Michigan
Devin Taylor, Fr., OF, Indiana
Rob Vaughn, Maryland +
C – Luke Shliger, Jr., Maryland
1B – Brock Vradenburg, Jr., Michigan State +
2B – Max Anderson, Jr., Nebraska +
SS – Matt Shaw, Jr., Maryland
3B – Nick Lorusso, Sr., Maryland
OF – Devin Taylor, Fr., Indiana
OF – Sam Petersen, So., Iowa
OF – Ryan Lasko, Jr., Rutgers
SP – Brody Brecht, So., Iowa
SP – Connor O’Halloran, Jr., Michigan
SP – Christian Coppola, Fr., Rutgers
RP – Ryan Kraft, So., Indiana
DH – Keaton Anthony, So., Iowa
At-Large – Brice Matthews, Jr., SS, Nebraska

C – Bryan Broecker, So., Michigan State
1B – Brock Tibbitts, So., Indiana
2B – Trent Farquhar, Jr., Michigan State
SS – Phillip Glasser, Sr., Indiana
3B – Chris Brito, Sr., Rutgers
OF – Ryan Moerman, So., Illinois
OF – Brett Bateman, Jr., Minnesota
OF – Gabe Swansen, So., Nebraska
SP – Jack Wenninger, Jr., Illinois
SP – Luke Sinnard, So., Indiana
SP – Marcus Morgan, So., Iowa
SP – Jason Savacool, Jr., Maryland
RP – Wyatt Rush, Sr., Michigan State
DH – Ian Petrutz, So., Maryland
At-Large – Brennen Dorighi, Gd., 1B, Iowa
C – Cade Moss, Jr., Iowa
1B – Jake Parr, Sr., Purdue
2B – Ted Burton, Sr., Michigan
2B – Paul Toetz, Jr., Purdue
SS – Mitch Jebb, Jr., MSU
3B – Josh Pyne, So., Indiana
OF – Elijah Lambros, So., Maryland
OF – Stephen Hrustich, Sr., Northwestern
OF – Evan Sleight, Jr., Rutgers
SP – Nick Dean, Sr., Maryland
SP – Tucker Novotny, So., Minnesota
SP – Khal Stephen, So., Purdue
SP – Drew Conover, Jr., Rutgers
RP – Shay Schanaman, Gd, Nebraska
RP – Ben Gorski, Jr., Rutgers
DH – Bobby Marsh, Fr., Penn State
At-Large – Jonathan Kim, Fr., OF, Michigan
C – Matthew Graveline, Fr., Ohio State
1B – Weber Neels, Fr., Minnesota +
2B – Tyler Cerny, Fr., Indiana +
SS – Henry Kaczmar, Fr., Ohio State
3B – Mitch Voit, Fr., Michigan +
OF – Devin Taylor, Fr., Indiana
OF – Jonathan Kim, Fr., Michigan
OF – Trevor Cohen, Fr., Rutgers
SP – Kyle McCoy, Fr., Maryland
SP – Joseph Dzierwa, Fr., Michigan State
SP – Christian Coppola, Fr., Rutgers
RP – Mitch Voit, Fr., Michigan
DH – Bobby Marsh, Fr., Penn State +
At-Large – Sam Garewal, Fr., SP, Northwestern
*Additional honorees due to ties
+ unanimous selection
Joe Glassey, Jr., RHP, Illinois
Peter Serruto, Sr., C, Indiana
Ben Wilmes, So., IF, Iowa
Michael Bouma, Sr., 1B, Maryland
Tito Flores, Sr., OF, Michigan
Wyatt Rush, Sr., RHP, Michigan State
Richie Holetz, Sr., RHP, Minnesota
Corbin Hawkins, So., RHP, Nebraska
Michael Farinelli, Gd., RHP, Northwestern
Marcus Ernst, Gd., IF, Ohio State
Steven Miller, Gd., RHP, Penn State
Camden Melvin, So., OF, Purdue
Andy Axelson, Sr., C, Rutgers