Monday, May 21, 2007

The All-Weekend Team

It's the final Big Ten Hardball All-Weekend Team for 2007. Brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it? As you reach for a Kleenex, let me proceed with this week's edition.

Catcher - Kyle Day, Michigan State (7/16, 4 R, 9 RBI, 3 2B, HR, 2 BB)
Firstbase - Jake Goebbert, Northwestern (12/16, 6 R, 8 RBI, 3 2B, 3B, BB)
Secondbase - Steve Gerstenberger, Michigan State (10/18, 6 R, 5 RBI, 3 2B, HR, BB)
Shortstop - Brandon Doherty, Michigan State (10/16, 6 R, 6 RBI, 2 2B, 2 HR, BB)
Thirdbase - Jake Owens, Northwestern (12/19, 7 R, 4 RBI, BB, 2 SB)
Outfield - Matt Nohelty, Minnesota (8/16, 5 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB)
Outfield - Mike Kalina, Northwestern (7/17, 7 R, 7 RBI)
Outfield - Zach Putnam, Michigan (5/15, 4 R, 7 RBI, 2 HR, BB)
Designated Hitter - Nate Recknagel, Michigan (8/16, 6 R, 6 RBI, 2 2B, HR, 2 BB, SB)

Bench - Nate Hanson, Minnesota (8/17, 5 R, 7 RBI, 2 2B, 2 HR, BB)
Bench - Evan Crawford, Indiana (9/15, 2 R, 6 RBI, 2B, 2 BB)
Bench - Sean Walker, Michigan State (8/17, 4 R, 6 RBI, 2B, 3 HR, BB)
Bench - Mike Rohde, Illinois (5/10, 4 R, 7 RBI, 2B, HR)
Bench - Lars Davis, Illinois (4/11, 6 R, 5 RBI, 2 HR, 3 BB)
Bench - Scott Gaffney, Penn State (6/14, 5 R, 2 RBI, 2B, 3B, 2 HR, BB, SB; 1 APP, 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 Er, 0 BB, 2 K, no decision)

Starter - John Dwan, Michigan State (7.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K's in win)
Starter - Zach Putnam, Michigan (7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 10 K's in no decision)
Starter - Andrew Smith, Northwestern (9.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K's in win)
Starter - Dan Schwartz, Northwestern (7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 7 K's in win)
Starter - Cory Luebke, Ohio State (7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K's in no decision)
Starter - Josh Edgin, Ohio State (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K's in no decision)
Starter - Paul Hawkins, Penn State (5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K's in win)
Starter - Seth Whitehill, Penn State (7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K's in no decision)
Relief - Jake Toohey, Illinois (2 APP, 5.2 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K's in win and save)
Relief - Drew O'Neil, Penn State (2 APP, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K's in two saves)
Relief - Trey Fausnaugh, Ohio State (1 APP, 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K's in win)

I'll bypass elaborating on this week's side other than to offer the standard request. If I missed someone, made an error in math, please drop me an email. I'll gladly consider your nominee or change whatever mistake I managed this week.

On that thought, I should thank all those who took the time to write me with their suggestions and corrections during the season. It was greatly appreciated.

I hope you enjoyed the All-Weekend Team feature this season. It was entertaining for me, albeit time consuming. My tentative plan is to bring it back again in 2008.