TAMPA, Fla. (CBC) – Tanner Lubach from the University of Nebraska is this week’s Big-Ten Player of the Week. The junior backstop from Lincoln, Neb., put together an amazing week that was enough to award him his first Big-Ten Player of the Week Honor as announced Monday by Big-Ten Conference officials.
Lubach went on a devastating display of power against Northern Colorado and nationally ranked UC Irvine last week, and when the smoke cleared, Lubach had tallied eight RBIs; five runs scored, and recorded a batting average of .500.
In the Huskers two game set against Northern Colorado, Lubach went 4-for-5, together with an opening game performance, that highlighted three hits that brought in two runs on a triple and two doubles.
Against UC Irvine Lubach went 3-for-4 at the plate. A performance that included a two-run home run in the series second contest, along with knocking in at least one RBI in each of the three games during the series.
The 6 feet 187 pound catcher earned his letter in 2013, and is on the 2014 Johnny Bench Award Watch List. Lubach, a Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member (Fall 2012; Spring 2013), walked in and turned out to be the Huskers’ most important catcher in his first year at Nebraska in 2013.
Lubach played in 49 games, together with 46 starts, while batting .239 with six doubles, one triple, two home runs and 27 RBIs.
During the last month of the 2013 season Lubach started to turn up the heat at the plate as he crossed the threshold of May with a .207 average and hit .308 (16-for-52) for the duration of the month to increase his yearly average in excess of 30 points.
Preceding Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Michael Pritchford (Feb. 18, 2014)