Kemp co-Big Ten POW
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana senior right fielder Joe Kemp has been selected co-Big Ten Player of the Week for the period ending May 9, the league office announced on Tuesday. The honor is the third of Kemp's career and his second this season.
In four games against Michigan State, Kemp hit an astounding .600 (9-for-15) with two homers, 11 RBI, nine runs, two triples, two doubles, one steal and a 1.400 slugging percentage. The senior hit for the cycle for the first time in his career in Friday's 15-2 win.
He also propelled the Hoosiers to the series victory with one home run, three hits, three RBI and three runs in Monday's series finale. Kemp led IU to wins in three of the four games against the Spartans, clinching the squad's first winning Big Ten series since May 16-18, 2003, against Northwestern (2-1).
On the season, Kemp leads the Cream and Crimson with 10 home runs, 61 RBI, 115 total bases and is second on the club with 67 hits, 56 runs, three triples and a .590 slugging percentage.
J.R. Kyes of Illinois shared the laurels with Kemp, while Iowa southpaw Tim Gudex earned Big Ten Picher of the Week honors.
Kemp and the Hoosiers return to action next weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich., against the Michigan Wolverines at Ray Fisher Stadium. The teams will open the series with a 6:35 p.m. (EST) start on Friday, May 13, before playing a doubleheader at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The series concludes with a 1 p.m. finale on Sunday, May 15.
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