Tuesday, April 8, 2008
DANVILLE'S WOLGOMAT NAMED BIG 10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
From the Purdue Web Site: Purdue junior second baseman Ben Wolgamot (Dans 06/07) was named the Big Ten Conference's Player of the Week for his performance against the Iowa Hawkeyes, the conference office announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Wolgamot helped Purdue to a 3-1 series victory at Iowa over the weekend, batting .563 with a .688 slugging percentage to give the Boilermakers a 6-2 Big Ten record this season.
The junior recorded multiple hits in three of the four games, also scoring at least one run in each contest. On the series, Wolgamot went 9-for-16 at the plate, touching home seven times while driving in five runs. He smacked a pair of doubles and did not strike out in the series.
The Danville, Ill., native's best game came in the series finale when he went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI as the Boilermakers won, 16-3.
In a non-conference game against 2007 College World Series participant Louisville on Wednesday, Wolgamot was 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and a pair of walks, which brought his weekly stat line to a .611 batting average, a .667 on-base percentage and a .722 slugging percentage. Ben currently leads the Big Ten in average (.478) and on-base percentage (.625) during conference action.