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Schroeder Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Schroeder Named Big Ten Player of the Week

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Redshirt senior catcher Jacob Schroeder has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced today.

Schroeder went 8-for-15 (.533) with nine runs scored, three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and four walks over four games, posting a .632 on-base percentage while slugging an incredible 1.333.

The Chicago native started the week by doubling, scoring twice and walking twice vs. Missouri on March 26 before going 7-for-12 (.583) with seven runs, two doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and two walks during the Illini’s three-game sweep of Penn State. In Saturday’s series finale, Schroeder homered twice, including a two-out go-ahead grand slam in the fifth, and drove in six runs.

Schroeder’s big week extended his hitting streak to a career-high eight games, in which he has gone 13-for-30 (.433) with four doubles, five home runs and 15 RBI. He has raised his batting average from .192 to .321 during that span.

This marks the first time in his Illini career that Schroeder has earned conference weekly honors. He becomes the second Illinois player this season to earn weekly honors, joining Drake Westcott.

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