Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kovanda Named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week

Ohio State second baseman Cory Kovanda has been named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for his efforts last week in Bradenton , Fla. Kovanda, a sophomore from Columbus and Worthington Kilbourne H.S., led Ohio State with a .688 average and a .737 on-base percentage.

He opened the week with a 3-for-5 performance against Northern Iowa on Monday, scoring one run. Against Bradley the following day, he went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk. Against St. Louis on Wednesday, Kovanda went 2-for-3 with a walk before closing the trip with his best appearance on Friday as he went 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI, a double and a walk in a win over Kansas . He combined to go 11-for-16 with four multi-hit games, also scoring six runs over the four contests. Kovanda currently ranks in the top five in the Big Ten in batting average (.451) and on-base percentage (.517).

Kovanda shares the honor with Jon Moore, of Purdue.

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