Nebraska’s Michael Pritchard Leads Big-10 Sluggers of the Week

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Nebraska slugger Michael Pritchard unleashed a rampage at the plate this weekend, and is College Baseball Central’s Big-10 slugging standout. Pritchard played and started in four out of four games for the Huskers this weekend batting .500 and going 7-for-14 with 1 double, 3 triples, 1 homerun, and 6 RBI(s). His slugging percentage of 1.214 is symptomatic of Hulk like power.

The Cornhuskers went 2-2 in the Husker Classic at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe Arizona this weekend, beating Pacific 5-3 on Friday, Losing to Oregon State 7-15 early Saturday, and then bouncing back Saturday night with a win over Gonzaga 7-4. The Huskers dropped the weekend finale to Gonzaga 3-5 on Sunday.

Nevertheless, attendees of the Husker Classic were treated to a fireworks show courtesy of Pritchard’s bat.

Iowa Hawkeye Blake Hickman takes second honors, going 4-for-11 while blasting his way to a .364 AVG., along with 1 double, 2 homeruns, and 7 RBI(s) resulting in a 1.000 SLG% while starting three out of three games for the Hawkeyes on the road against Austin Peay.

Ryan Nagle from the University of Illinois grabs third place compliments as he squared up in the batter’s box 12 times batting .417 and logging 5 hits with 2 doubles and 5 RBI(s) on his way to a .583 SLG% on the road against Georgia State.

Nebraska’s Pat Kelly joins College Baseball Central’s Big-10 Sluggers of the Week as well. Kelly batted .467 while going 7-for-14 in his rendition of Husker lumber. 1 double, 1 triple, and 4 RBI(s) led to Kelly registering a .667 SLG% and finishing in the money at 4th place.

Michigan Wolverine Jackson Glines rounds out our list. The junior outfielder played and started in four games for the Wolverines, and saw a staggering 20 at-bats. He finished the weekend with 8 hits, 1 triple, and 4 RBI(s) on the road while racking up a .500 SLG% at the Texas State Tournament in San Marcos, Texas.

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Matthew Gray
Matthew Gray is a national writer for College Baseball Central and a member of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, granting him an official vote annually on which coaches and players will be inducted. Matthew is also a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, which gives him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year), Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. Matthew is college baseball's go to source for exclusive player, coach, scout and executive interview based articles. He is at the forefront of prospect knowledge in the nation, and owns a strong managerial and professional background which includes over 25 years of experience as an author, scout, coach and athlete. Matthew has two daughters, Shelby, and Michelle. Follow Matthew on Twitter @CBCBaseball95