Monday, May 12, 2008

Miller Named Player of the Week

Ohio State first baseman Justin Miller has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week for his efforts in the Buckeyes’ 3-1 week last week that included a 2-1 series win over Illinois. The honor is the first for the junior from Dayton , Va.

Miller batted .538 (7-for-13) with a .571 on-base percentage and a .692 slugging average, recording at least two hits and an RBI in each game of the series vs. Illinois. Miller drove in nine RBI in the three games and scored three runs. He leads the team with 52 RBI and is riding a nine-game hit streak. He is batting .486 (17-for-35) during the streak with 15 ribs.

In the series opener he was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a runs scored and then followed it up by going 2-for-4 with three RBI and a double in game two before going 3-for-5 with four RBI in game three. The fourth game of the series was rained out.

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