Feb. 18, 2014
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- University of Michigan freshman outfielder/righthanded pitcher Jackson Lamb (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) has been selected as the Big Ten Conference's Freshman of the Week, it was announced this afternoon (Tuesday, Feb. 18).
He had an outstanding debut in a Wolverine uniform at the Texas State Invitational in San Marcos, Texas. The freshman hit .556 (5-for-9) with three doubles, a home run, six RBI and a 1.222 slugging percentage in three games.
Lamb pinch hit in the sixth inning of the Washington game (Feb. 14) and immediately make an impact, driving in a pair of runs with a double. He also doubled in the seventh inning and had a single in the 10th. He also had a double and reached base on a walk in the 8-2 win over Air Force (Feb. 15), and belted a two-run opposite-field home run in the first inning of the 7-7 tie against Washington (Feb. 16).
Lamb earns Michigan's second straight Freshman of the Week honor, dating back to last season when Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) earned the honor on May 20, 2013. In other weekly awards, Nebraska's Michael Pritchard was named the Player of the Week, while Indiana's Joey DeNato and Ohio State's Ryan Riga shared the Pitcher of the Week honors.
Michigan will return to the Lone Star State next weekend for a three-game series at Houston. Game one is on Friday, Feb. 21, with a scheduled 6:30 p.m. CST first pitch at Cougar Field.
Contact: Kent Reichert (email@example.com)