It was a short, 2-game series played between the Nebraska and Northwestern baseball teams this past weekend, due to Northwestern still recovering from the Covid protocols, and running out of pitchers. But that didn’t stop multiple Nebraska players putting up big numbers on the weekend, on their way to retaking first place in the conference standings. This earned two players spots on the Big Ten’s weekly awards!
Cade Povich snagged B1G Pitcher of the Week for his start on Friday night. In a performance that took you back to the days of Chamberlain and Komine, Povich dominated the usually potent offense of the Wildcats, throwing 7 shutout innings, and giving up only 2 hits and 0 walks on 95 pitches.
Your #B1GBaseball Pitcher of the Week is Cade Povich of @Husker_Baseball ⤵️— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) May 18, 2021
⚾ Tossed 7.0 shutout innings and allowed just 2 hits in a series-opening win against Northwestern
⚾ Struck out 5 and faced more than the minimum in an inning just once
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Povich was cruising and could have finished the game, but the score was so lopsided thanks to the Husker offense putting up 12 runs in the first 7 innings, that it was not worth trying to extend him further. Max Anderson was right in the middle of that offensive explosion, and received Freshman of the Week honors in recognition of it.
No matter how you look at it, Anderson put up good numbers. For all the old people out there, Anderson hit .700 on the weekend. And for all the young-in’s in the crowd, he had an impressive 1.881 OPS!! Max ended up scoring 4 runs on the weekend and driving in 1 as well, while leaving no one on base.
Your #B1GBaseball Freshman of the Week is Max Anderson of @Husker_Baseball ⤵️— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) May 18, 2021
⚾ Went 7-for-10 (.700) at the plate with 2 doubles in a 2-game sweep of Northwestern
⚾ Finished with a 1.167 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage
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Good on you, Cade and Max, on your well deserved honors!
You can see them, and all the first place Huskers, in action this weekend in the Bloomington pod with Indiana and Ohio St. And emphasis on “SEE”! Another game in the pod was picked up by BTN, meaning 3 of the 4 games will be on actual, honest to goodness television!
Friday 7pm: Indiana on BTN
Saturday Noon: OSU streaming on BTN+
Saturday 5:30: Indiana on ESPNU
Sunday Noon: OSU on BTN