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Michigan, Nebraska and Rutgers Capture Baseball Weekly Awards

Michigan, Nebraska and Rutgers Capture Baseball Weekly Awards

Player of the Week
Cole Evans, Nebraska
Jr. – OF – Grand Island, Neb. – Parkland College

  • Helped Nebraska to three wins including a series sweep of Illinois State on March 10-11
  • Hit .818 at the plate, going 9-for-11 with two home runs and 7 RBI
  • Compiled a slash line of .818/.833/1.63 and an OPS of 2.469
  • Strung together three multiple-hit games and amassed 18 total bases
  • First-time honoree for a Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week selection: Griffin Everitt (March 23, 2022)

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Ben Gorski, Rutgers
Jr. – RHP – Chatham, N.J. – Chatham

  • Combined with teammate Jake Marshall to record the seventh no-hitter in Rutgers history
  • Earned the save in a 7-0 win over hitless Georgia Southern on March 11 in Statesboro, Ga.
  • Struck out seven batters in four innings of work throwing 60 pitches
  • Helped the Scarlet Knights record their first nine-inning, no-hitter since 1978
  • Earns first-ever Big Ten weekly honor
  • Last Rutgers Pitcher of the Week: Brent Teller (May 4, 2021)

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Jake Marshall, Rutgers
Jr. – RHP – Baldwinsville, N.Y. – Baker

  • Joined forces with Ben Gorski to register Rutgers’ first nine-inning, no-hitter in 45 years
  • Started and earned the win in a 7-0 road triumph of hitless Georgia Southern on March 11
  • Fanned nine batters over five innings, tossing 100 pitches before giving way to Gorski
  • Helped record just the seventh no-hitter in team history  
  • Receives first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Rutgers Pitcher of the Week: Brent Teller (May 4, 2021)

Freshman of the Week
Mitch Voit, Michigan
Fr. – 3B/RHP – Whitefish Bay, Wis. – Whitefish Bay

  • Played the field and took the mound as Michigan faced Oakland and participated in the Mike Sansing Classic
  • Started four games at third base, hitting .385 with five hits in 13 at-bats
  • Drove in the winning run on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly in Michigan’s 3-2 win over UAB on March 11
  • Made two pitching appearances, striking out seven with no runs earned while allowing just one hit and two baserunners over 7.1 innings
  • First-time recipient of the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week honoree: Greg Pace Jr. (Feb, 27, 2023)

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