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Travis brings home more hardware for Hoosiers

Freshman first baseman Sam Travis won the Big Ten’s Player of the Week for the second consecutive time Tuesday thanks to his performance against the Iowa Hawkeyes.

The Hoosiers’ first baseman batted .625/.727/1.375 against the Hawkeyes and drew one walk in each game.

His three walks give him a team-high 20 on the season. He was also hit by a pitch.

His five hits pushed his average to the .400 plateau, as it sits at .404 entering Wednesday’s game against Ball State.

Two of those hits left the yard.

He will put his 15-game hitting streak on the line against Ball State, as well.

He is tied with Nebraska’s Michael Pritchard for the conference lead.

He leads the conference in on-base percentage with a .508 clip.

His closest competitor — the Cornuskers’ Pritchard — trails by .035 points.

Only Purdue’s Kevin Plawecki has slugged for a higher percentage than Travis, with Plawecki slugging .645 and Travis at .596.

Travis is third in the conference with 40 hits.

He trails leader Chad Christensen by four hits.

He also drove in seven runs against the Hawkeyes.

Defensively, Travis played his 12th, 13th and 14th games at first base.

He posted a perfect fielding percentage, cleanly handling all 42 putout opportunities and earning two assists, as well.

He gave Indiana a conference-high seven weekly awards with his newest accolade.

Hoosier baseball players have captured 26 percent of all awards.

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