March 10, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- University of Michigan baseball junior outfielder Jackson Glines (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) has been named the Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week, the conference office announced today (Monday, March 10). Glines helped the Wolverines to a 4-2 week, which included road victories at Florida Gulf Coast and UCF.
Glines hit .529 (9-of-17) with six runs scored, five doubles, a triple and eight RBI in the six U-M contests. He also had a .667 on-base percentage and a .941 slugging percentage. He drove in a career-high five runs in the 6-4 win over Florida Gulf Coast (March 4), going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double. He had two hits in three at-bats in the 3-2 win at UCF (March 5). In the Princeton series (March 7-9), Glines was 5-for-10 with a pair of walks and four hit-by-pitches. He also had three doubles and drove in the game-winning run with a triple in the seventh inning of the 4-2 win on Sunday (March 9). He was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI and in the 8-2 win on Saturday against the Tigers.
Gilnes leads the team with a .369 batting average in 2014 and leads the conference in hits (24), doubles (8) and total bases (38). He becomes Michigan's first Player of the Week since Michael O'Neill earned the honors on March 4, 2013.
In other specialty awards, Ohio State's Ryan Riga was named Pitcher of the Week while Nebraska's Ryan Boldt was the Freshman of the Week.
Michigan opens the College of Charleston Tournament on Friday (March 14) against Appalachian State. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
Contact: Kent Reichert