April 21, 2014
Junior shortstop Michael Handel has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced today.
The Sun Prairie, Wis., native batted 6-for-13 in three games during the week. He hit 2-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI in the Gophers' win against North Dakota State on Wednesday.
Handel then batted 4-for-8 with five RBIs and two runs in Minnesota's first two games at Iowa. He hit a home run in the series opener, and three doubles in the second game.
The conference honor is Handel's first of his career. The Gophers' last Big Ten Player of the Week was Nick O'Shea in May 2011.
Gophers Win First Game In U.S. Bank Stadium
The University of Minnesota picked up the first Division I baseball victory inside of U.S. Bank Stadium Friday as they defeated Seattle University 13-4.
Preview: Seattle University at Minnesota
The reigning Big Ten regular season champions will make their U.S. Bank Stadium debut tomorrow when they host the Seattle University Redhawks at 6:30 p.m.
U.S. Bank Stadium Info
The University of Minnesota will begin their 13-game homestand at U.S. Bank Stadium Friday at 6:30 p.m. as they host Seattle University.