TAMPA, Fla. (CBC) — This weeks Big Ten baseball Player of the Week goes to Indiana University’s Dustin DeMuth, the senior third baseman from LaPorte, Ind.
Demuth batted .583 against Ohio State on the road in route to a three-game sweep, punching out three-hit days in the series’ first two games.
The senior turned on two home runs and ran up a 1.167 slugging percentage, as well as help dismantle the Buckeyes, while scoring a minimum of one run in every game in addition to coming through with three RBIs.
Demuth’s confidence was on display first when the 6 feet 3 inch 215 pound INF put up a 2-for-5 outing during a midweek contest at Indiana State. The Senior Class Award nominee socked in two runs making his fourth and fifth RBIs on the week.
This marks the second time Demuth has captured this honor, keeping Indiana’s team streak alive at two, with Casey Rodrigue winning the Big Ten Player of the Week honor for March 24, 2014.
Demuth has 270 career hits which puts him in fourth place all time at Indiana. In his Junior year he was a Second Team All-American choice by Perfect Game, as well as being titled a third team All-American by Baseball America in addition to the Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
A .379 batting average is second on the Hoosiers and Demuth has racked up 33 hits, four doubles, three home runs, and 10 RBIs. Throw in his .552 SLG% and you get the picture why he is such a threat in the Big-Ten. The First Team All-Big Ten third baseman is part of a Hoosier lineup that has some of the best hitters in the country.
Demuth has big league attention as he was drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the eighth round (230th overall) of the June, 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.