Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Catcher Dan Burkhart named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

Second weekly honor for Buckeyes in two weeks.

Burkhart led Ohio State to a 4-0 record at the Kennel Club Classic in Jacksonville, Fla., improving the Buckeyes record to a flawless 7-0 on the season. The sophomore batted .474, reaching base at a .574 clip while slugging .895 and spending all four games behind the plate. At North Florida on Friday, the sophomore tallied his fourth career four-hit game, going 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, four RBI and two runs scored to lead the Buckeyes to an 11-6 win. On Saturday against George Mason, the backstop recorded one hit with a run and an RBI in an 11-5 Ohio State victory. In the second game of the day, again against North Florida, he tallied a pair of hits, including a home run for three RBI and two runs scored as the Buckeyes outlasted the Ospreys, 10-8. In the final game of the weekend, against Connecticut on Sunday, Parr was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI in a 21-14 slugfest. During the four-game weekend, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native tallied three games with multiple hits, runs and RBI.

Big Ten Release

1 comment:

BaseballBucks33 said...

It is great to see Burkhart's hot start to the season at the plate. I really think he is going to have a awesome season.He had a great yr. in '08 as a freshman and was a rock behind the dish. Sounds like he really worked hard in the off season and the work is paying off. It really looks like he is going to be the next great Buckeyes catcher. I think his summer in the Northwoods league helped him a lot too. Sounds like he has a good realtioship with the pitching staff too which is very important also. Calling a game for the pitchers is just as important as hitting HR's. He does have a good arm too and has quick feet on the throws vs. stolen base attempts.

Go Bucks keep the streak alive this weekend!!