Sheldon, Iowa, native Taylor Zeutenhorst is the Big 10 Baseball Player of the Week
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of Iowa senior outfielder
Taylor Zeutenhorst has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, it was
announced Monday by the league office. The honor is the first of
Sheldon, Iowa, native earned the accolade after hitting .412 with a
.500 on-base and .765 slugging percentage in leading
the Hawkeyes to a 4-0 record at the Snowbird Baseball Classic.
Zeutenhorst also scored six runs and had four RBIs during the weekend
tied a career-high by going 4-for-6 in a 16-6 rout of Ball State where
he belted a two-run home run, while
finishing with two RBIs and three runs. He tallied his second multi-hit
game of the weekend when he went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 7-1 triumph
over Nebraska Omaha in the finale. Zeutenhorst also had a triple and
two runs in the opening 9-4 victory over Mississippi
has reached base safely in all seven games this season, where he is
hitting .357 (10-of-28) with 11 runs and
nine RBIs -- two figures that rank second in the Big Ten. Zeutenhorst
is second on the team with two home runs -- a career-high -- and he is
slugging .679, while reaching base at a .500 clip.
Zeutenhorst is the first Hawkeye to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors since Mike McQuillan on May 21, 2012.
The Hawkeyes, who at 6-1 are off to their best start since 1985, return to action Friday at the Stetson Invitational in
Deland, Fla. Iowa opens play against the host Hatters at 6 p.m. (CT).
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