Updated: May 9, 2017
Park Ridge, Ill. -- The University of Minnesota collected two Big Ten awards this week as Micah Coffey was named Player of the Week and Brett Schulze was named Freshman of the Week.
This is the first Player of the Week award for Coffey after he finished the week with a .550 batting average (11-20), nine runs, 2 doubles, one triple, one home run and 10 RBIs. The junior third baseman hit for the cycle May 6 versus Penn State, capping it off with a three-run home run in the eighth inning. Coffey is the first Gopher to hit for the cycle since Rob Larue completed the feat versus Hamline in 2002. He finished the Penn State series 9-14 and seven RBIs. The last Gopher to win player of the Week was Austin Athmann (April 25, 2016).
Coffey was also named Player of the Week by Perfect Game College Baseball. The first weekly award for the Maroon and Gold from Perfect Game this season.
Schulze picks up his first career weekly award after setting a career high with eight strikeouts and seven innings pitched. The freshman was in total command, only allowing one earned run on four hits and not issuing a walk. Schulze is now 4-2 on the season and has 42 strikeouts, the second most on the team.
The Maroon and Gold will begin a three-game series with No. 10 Long Beach State this weekend. The first pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
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