WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Purdue pitcher Jordan Minch struck out a season-high eight over seven innings of one-run ball against Nebraska Saturday evening, earning the lefty Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Minch surrendered just four hits and two walks, striking out six of the first 10 batters he faced. He worked a trio of 1-2-3 innings. The only run he surrendered came on a leadoff homer in the sixth inning. The Highland, Ind., native gave way to the bullpen with Purdue leading game two of the Alexander Field dedication doubleheader, 3-1. Nebraska scored nine times over the final two innings to rally for a 10-4 victory.
Minch is one of three Boilers to win Big Ten Freshman of the Week in 2013, with Josh Estill (Feb. 18) and Kyle Johnson (April 1) having also been recognized. The four total honors are equal to Michigan for the most in the league this season.
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