April 9, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Outfielder Patrick Porter has been named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The award, which is shared with Reid Roper of Illinois, is the second Big Ten weekly award for the Buckeyes this season after Josh Dezse was named Big Ten Player of the Week Feb. 20.
The Chagrin Falls, Ohio, native batted .500, reached base at a .600 clip and slugged .625 to help Ohio State to a series sweep of Minnesota over the weekend and went 1-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in a win over Miami (Ohio) Wednesday. In addition to his week at the plate, Porter also threw out a pair of runners at home after trying to score from second on a single. Porter threw out Troy Larson to end the 5th inning in a 4-3 game Saturday before getting Matt Puhl at the plate to end the 7th Sunday.
The Buckeyes host Ohio and Akron midweek before taking on Nebraska in a three-game weekend set at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.