Lyon Earns Big Ten Weekly Honors
April 19, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore catcher/designated hitter Josh Lyon has been named Big Ten co-Player of the Week, the conference announced today. Lyon becomes the third different Hoosier this season to be named Big Ten Player of the Week, leading Indiana to a series victory against Iowa. The weekly accolade is the first of Lyon's career.
The sophomore hit .700 and slugged 1.400 in the series, also scoring five runs and driving in three. In Sunday's series finale, Lyon had a career day, going 4-for-4 with three doubles, three runs scored and an RBI. The junior also went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a mid-week game against Valparaiso on Tuesday.
With a home run in the series-opener against Iowa on Friday, Lyon recorded homers in three consecutive games, upping his total to seven, which is tied for fourth in the Big Ten. The designated hitter leads the conference with a 1.000 slugging percentage during Big Ten games and is second with a .577 average.
Since returning from the team's Spring Trip, Lyon has a .511 average with seven doubles, one triple and six home runs to go along with 14 RBI in just 45 at-bats. He leads the team with an amazing 1.111 slugging percentage and a .540 on-base percentage (1.651 OPS) over the last 16 games.
Indiana is back in action on Tuesday at Miami before taking on Minnesota at the Metrodome next weekend. The Hoosiers and RedHawks will do battle at 6 p.m. in Oxford, as Hoosier skipper Tracy Smith goes for a win against his former team. Live audio and statistics will be available at IUHoosiers.com.
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