Tuesday Nugz - 05.21.13

photo courtesy of GopherSports.com

Content has been pretty bad this week, I'm blaming Jeffrick. But I suppose I've dropped the ball a bit as well. Let's get the week started on this gloomy Tuesday with some Nugz.

FIRST - If you feel charitable, feel free to head over to SB Nation's Oklahoma Sooners blog, Crimson & Cream Machine to contribute towards relief for those affected by Oklahoma tornado.

Moving on to Gopher stuff...

Gopher Baseball has earned a handful of post season awards.

Pitchers DJ Snelton and Tom Windle, both juniors and both earned first team All-Big Ten honors. There were just three starters who earned first team honors and we took up two-thirds of the spots. Clearly pitching was this team's strength, while hitting lagged. I think that Windle was pitching well enough to win the pitcher of the year award but his last couple starts were not as strong and this award went to Indiana's Aaron Slegers, and rightfully so.

On the second team was catcher, Kurt Schlangen. The senior from Albany lead the team in hitting with a .309 average.

Third team honorees were freshman, second baseman Connor Schaefbauer and senior first baseman Andy Henkemeyer. My only quibble with the Big Ten selections was how did Schaefbauer get enough votes to be considered the 3rd best second baseman in the conference but didn't earn All-Freshman team honors.

The Big Ten Tournament will be at Target Field and begins on Wednesday. Corn Nation has the bracket. And the Gophers are gearing up to try and win their 10th Big Ten Tournament title.

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