Wednesday Recruiting wrap, August 23

Middlesex School right-handed pitcher Michael Doherty

Middlesex School right-hander pitcher Michael Doherty is the latest class of 2018 Northwestern commit.

For high school players, the summer showcase and travel season is over. Turning in the travel uniforms as a new school year, the pace of commitments is starting to pick up.

Here’s a look at a half-dozen verbal pledges to Big Ten schools over the last two weeks.

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Summer League standouts

Indiana junior right-hander Brian Hobbie was named Prospect League Pitcher of the Year. IUHoosiers.com)

Indiana junior right-handed pitcher Brian Hobbie was named the Prospect League Pitcher of the Year. (Photo: IUHooisers.com)

The first team meeting of the year was held in Columbus as the Buckeyes look to repeat as NCAA Tournament participants, while over in Bloomington a new team of Hooisers took to the field for the first time.

Before digging into what storylines to follow during the fall practices seasons or who are the newcomers to watch as focus turns to the 2017 season, here’s a look at outstanding summers for a eight Big Ten players.

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Big Ten Roundup, August 21

Steve Arlin, who lead Ohio State to the 1966 national championship passed away, Wednesday.

Steve Arlin, an Ohio State and College World Series legend, passed away Wednesday.

Collegiate summer league seasons have wind down and students are returning to campus, bringing an end to the quiet days of summer.

Here’s the roundup of news regarding Big Ten baseball programs over the last week.

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