Dustin DeMuth is the Big Ten Player of the Week
May 13, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Junior third baseman Dustin DeMuth was named the Big Ten Player of the Week today (May 13) after hitting .778 (7-for-9) with a double, two runs scored and RBI in the Hoosiers' series victory over Northwestern.
DeMuth hauls in Indiana's fourth conference player of the week honor this season after Kyle Schwarber earned the accolade on March 11 and Sam Travis has twice taken it home (Feb. 18 & Apr. 1). It marks DeMuth's fourth career Big Ten weekly award, tabbed as the B1G Freshman of the Week three times in 2011.
The LaPorte, Ind., native extended his current hitting streak to nine game this week, cranking out nine hits in four games. For the week, he batted .692 (9-13), slugged 1.000 and reached base at a .714 clip (has reached base successfully in 18 straight). DeMuth also tallied a homerun, double, three RBI and a stolen base as Indiana took over the top slot in the Big Ten standings heading into the final weekend. Just as impressive was DeMuth's defensive showing at the hot corner. The Hoosier third baseman posted a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage on 13 chances, including several highlight reel worthy assists.
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