B1G Baseball weekly roundup

Michigan sophomore left-hander Brett Adcock was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

Michigan sophomore left-hander Brett Adcock was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

The third weekend of the season was a so-so affair for the Big Ten.

Big sweeps were garnered by Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota, Maryland and Nebraska took care of business in three-game sets away from home, too. But Michigan State and Ohio State saw big opportunities fall by the wayside, dropping road contests against quality clubs which could have been resume enhancers come May. Northwestern, Purdue and Rutgers suffered losing weekends while Illinois, behind continued stellar pitching, and Indiana split weekend showings in South Carolina.

The weekend’s recap here and top prospect review here, the weekly roundup ties up loose ends on the weekend before looking ahead to the fourth week of action.

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B1G Baseball week three top prospect review

Michigan junior shortstop Travis Maezes returned to the Wolverine lineup over the weekend.

Michigan junior shortstop Travis Maezes returned to the Wolverine lineup over the weekend.

A statistical roundup of the performances from the Big Ten’s top prospects.

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B1G Baseball Feb. 26-March 1 weekend recap

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Weather wiped away Penn State’s weekend, forcing the Nittany Lions to stay home, practice indoors.

 

The calendar may have turned over to March but winter’s grip is still firmly on most of the nation.

For a third consecutive weekend to start the season several Big Ten programs were forced into scramble mode, trying to find games, change game locations and opponents. Most were able to amend their schedule, Iowa and Maryland found the artificial surfaces in Emerson, Georgia, home of Perfect Game’s Lake Point playing fields, favorable, leaving the weekend with neutral-site series victory. Unfortunately Penn State saw its weekend completely wiped from the books, unable to find a location and opponent after the Cary, N.C. hosted USA Baseball-Irish Classic, which the Hawkeyes were also set to participate in, was cancelled.

For the games that were played, it was an even split weekend for the Big Ten. Five teams enter the work week with winning weekends, five with losing showings and two with weekend splits.

Here’s a look at what occurred over the weekend for the Big Ten.

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B1G Baseball weekly roundup

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Nebraska sophomore outfielder Ryan Boldt was named the Big Ten Player of the Week

The second weekend of the season was a tough one for the Big Ten.

Minnesota and Penn State were overmatched by ranked opponents in Texas. Ohio State came up short against a quality opponent. Indiana and Michigan saw uneven starts to the season continue with self-inflicting wounds creating a losing weekend.

But it wasn’t all for loss. Only a travel curfew kept Illinois from adding to its win column, Maryland mounted a mighty comeback against Arkansas and Iowa went perfect in an abbreviated weekend.

Here’s B1G Baseball’s weekly roundup of the notable weekend performances, how the conference did in the polls and the 10 must-read articles of the week.

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B1G Baseball weekend preview Feb. 20-22

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Minnesota senior right-hander Ben Meyer will face a second consecutive top-ten team in Texas.

 

The Big Ten will try to mess with Texas in week two, nearly half of the weekend’s action happening in the Lone Star State.

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