Redshirt junior right-hander Joe Glassey was selected as Illinois’ Sportsmanship Award honoree.
All-Big Ten Second Team
.308/.381/.556, 39 R, 11 2B, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 16 BB
This is the first conference postseason award in Moerman’s career. The Lockport, Ill., native leads the Illini with 14 two-hit games and four three-hit games. Moerman also ranks tied for third on the team with 12 home runs and tied for second with 43 RBI. He had the first two-home run game of his career on April 29 at Ohio State, driving in a career-high five runs. Moerman also leads the Illini in outfield assists with seven, with four coming as a left fielder and three as a right fielder.
6-3, 4.62 ERA, 76.0 IP, 72 SO, .221 AVG
This is the first conference postseason award in Wenninger’s career. The Cary, Ill., native was twice named Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week, the first on April 3 following a dominant 8.0-inning outing against Michigan where he allowed just one run on three hits and struck out five. Wenninger won his second weekly award on May 1 throwing a complete-game, one-hit, shutout of Ohio State on April 29. He allowed just one batter to reach and retired the final 21 batters to end the game. The performance also earned him NCBWA Co-Pitcher of the Week as well. Wenninger leads the Illini pitching staff in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts. He ranks tied for fifth in the Big Ten in innings and is one of five pitchers to toss a complete game.
The complete list of All-Big Ten teams and award winners can be found below.
2023 BIG TEN BASEBALL AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Matt Shaw, Jr., SS, Maryland
PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Connor O’Halloran, Jr., Michigan
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Devin Taylor, Fr., OF, Indiana
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rob Vaughn, Maryland +
ALL-BIG TEN, FIRST TEAM
C – Luke Shliger, Jr., Maryland
1B – Brock Vrandenburg, 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