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    Magallones Rakes in a Pair of Big Ten Weekly Honors

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Brandon Magallones tied a career high with nine strikeouts in a shutout victory over Iowa.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Brandon Magallones tied a career high with nine strikeouts in a shutout victory over Iowa.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 26, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern right-handed pitcher Brandon Magallones (Manhattan, Ill./Providence Catholic) has been honored as the Big Ten Co-Pitcher of the Week as well as the Co-Freshman of the Week the conference office announced Monday.

    He is the second Wildcat player to be named Freshman of the Week this season, joining Luke Dauch who earned the honor Feb. 20. Magallones is the first NU player to be named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week since Luke Farrell on April 25, 2011.

    He shares the Freshman of the Week honor with Indiana first baseman Sam Travis, his high school teammate, and the Pitcher of the Week recognition with Purdue's Lance Breedlove.

    Magallones raked in the honors based on his performance in a 3-0 shutout victory over Iowa last Saturday. He blanked the Hawkeyes on five hits over seven innings pitched. Magallones struck out nine in the contest, matching his collegiate high while allowing only one walk.

    He retired the final seven batters he faced, including striking out the side in the sixth inning. The victory improved him to a perfect 4-0 on the season while the performance lowered his season ERA to 3.90. Magallones leads the team with 32 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched.

    Northwestern (8-14, 1-2 Big Ten) returns to action at 3 p.m. Friday as it opens a three-game series with Big Ten newcomer Nebraska at Rocky Miller Park.

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