Monday, April 23, 2007

The All-Weekend Team

Some weeks, I have to really dig to find enough players to fill out the All-Weekend Team. This, however, was not one of those weeks. There were plenty of quality performances to choose from. The leader of the pack was Iowa's Jason White who didn't have a great weekend, he had a great career crammed into a weekend. A three homer game, including a walk-off shot, followed by hitting for the cycle? Are you kidding me? Without question the best performance by anybody during any weekend this season.

Catcher - Joe Blackburn, Penn State (7/13, 4 R, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 2B, SB)
Catcher - Lars Davis, Illinois (5/14, 3 R, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 2B, 2 HR)
Firstbase - Justin Miller, Ohio State (7/13, 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB)
Secondbase - Justin Toole, Iowa (7/10, 6 R, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 2B, 3B, SB)
Shortstop - Jason White, Iowa (11/18, 9 R, 9 RBI, 2B, 3B, 4 HR, SB)
Thirdbase - Tony Kennedy, Ohio State (6/11, 5 R, 5 RBI, 2B, SB)
Outfield - Mike Mee, Minnesota (10/16, 4 R, 8 RBI, 3 2B, HR, BB, SB)
Outfield - Caleb Curry, Iowa (7/15, 5 R, 6 RBI, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, SB)
Outfield - Rick Marlin, Penn State (5/16, 2 R, 7 RBI, 2 2B, 2 GW RBI)
Utility - J.B. Shuck, Ohio State (6/10, 2 R, RBI, BB, 8.0 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 8 K in win over IU)

Bench - Matt Nohelty, Minnesota (5/9, 4 R, 5 RBI, 3 BB, HR)
Bench - Adam Abraham, Michigan (6/11, 4 R, 3 RBI, 3 BB)
Bench - Jason Christian, Michigan (6/14, 5 R, 5 RBI, 2B, HR, BB)
Bench - Jake Owens, Northwestern (7/15, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2B, 2 BB)
Bench - Shawn Roof, Illinois (6/12, 5 R, 2 RBI, 3 2B, 1 BB, 4 HBP, 6 SB)

Starter - Craig Clark, Penn State (7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K in CG win over NU)
Starter - Tanner Roark, Illinois (7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K in win over Iowa)
Starter - Tom Buske, Minnesota (7.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 bb, 0 K in win over MSU)
Starter - Andrew Hess, Michigan (7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K in CG win over Purdue)
Starter - Dustin Braebender, Minnesota (6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K in win over MSU)
Starter - Chris Fetter, Michigan (6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K in win over Purdue)
Starter - Tony Sedlmeyer, Purdue (5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K in win vs. Michigan)
Relief - Andrew Groves, Purdue (4.0 IP, 2 H, o R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K in save vs. Michigan)
Relief - Josh Oslin, Minnesota (2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K's in two saves vs. MSU)

If it wasn't for Jason White, Mike Mee would have been "The Man" this past weekend. Of course, White's running mate, Justin Toole, had one of the better showings by a secondbaseman this year, as well. We are all used to seeing Lars Davis' name, so that's nothing new. Craig Clark, Joe Blackburn and Rick Marlin highlight the Nittany Lions resurgence.

As always, drop me a line if I missed somebody who is deserving.