Gophers do-it-all junior Matt Fiedler was named the Co-Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, after helping his team to a series victory against Iowa over the weekend.
Fiedler went 7-13 at the plate in three games against the Hawkeyes, with two home runs and six RBIs. He also started the first game of the series on the mound and gave up one earned run in seven innings off of three hits. He also struck out six while walking four to move to 4-2 on the season.
As a junior Fiedler leads the Gophers with a .408 batting average in 25 games and carries a 3.67 ERA after seven starts. The Eagan, Minn. native is the first Minnesota player to win the award since Michael Handel in April 2014.