The Indiana baseball team (13-8-1) traveled to Evanston this weekend and came away with a sweep of Northwestern. The Hoosiers, who are now winners of 9 out of their last 10 games, were led by Matt Lloyd. The sophomore earned two honors - National Player of the Week and Big Ten Player of the Week - after his great play against the Wildcats this weekend.
.@mlloyd07's Week =— Indiana Baseball (@HoosierBaseball) March 26, 2017
Oh, he had 2️⃣ saves this week as well. He can pitch, too. pic.twitter.com/03Q72YlCuW
Lloyd, who hails from Canada, was scorching from the plate and from the mound in the 3-day series against the Wildcats, picking up 2 saves and filling up the stat book in all categories from the plate. Overall, he finished with 9 hits, 4 homers, and 10 RBI on the weekend to go along with his stellar relief pitching.
No surprise here. @mlloyd07 has been named a National Player of the Week by @CBNewspaper.— Indiana Baseball (@HoosierBaseball) March 27, 2017
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Another weekly honor for @mlloyd07.— Indiana Baseball (@HoosierBaseball) March 27, 2017
He is the B1G Player of the Week. First time since 2014 that #iubase has B2B B1G POW honors. ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/WGDi7IG49N
Lloyd picked up National and Big Ten Player of the Week honors just a week after Alex Krupa had received the Big Ten Player of the Week honor for the Hoosiers. On the season, Lloyd is batting .327, has 5 home runs, and 17 RBI. Lloyd has also pitched in 9.2 innings this season and has only given up 3 run earned runs.
The Hoosiers (13-8-1) will take on Evansville (8-15) at Bart Kaufman Field tomorrow starting at 6:05 p.m.