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Jacson McGowan Named Big Ten Baseball Player of the Week

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The junior had a great opening series vs. Western Michigan

Courtesy Purdue Baseball

Last season Jacson McGowan led Purdue baseball with a modest 8 home runs. After just three games he is well on his way to passing that mark in 2018, and that was enough to earn him his first Big Ten Player of the Week Award.

McGowan homered in all three games against the Broncos as Purdue swept the improvised 3-game series in Georgia. he also drove in seven of Purdue’s 20 runs and scored four of them himself. He finished the weekend batting .538, which is not even the best on the team behind the .636 from Skyler Hunter. He is the first Player of the Week honoree since Kyle Wood won it in March of 2015.

McGowan seems to have shored up the power numbers at the first base positions, as his three home runs were part of five total hit by Boilers in this opening series.

Purdue will play in the Alamo Irish Invitational hosted by Notre Dame in San Antonio this weekend.