Nebraska second baseman Pat Kelly was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season. Kelly hit .444 (8-for-18) last week in four starts with two home runs and 15 total bases. His two home runs came against Minnesota this past weekend, as the Huskers swept the Golden Gophers and moved from seventh in the Big Ten standings into a tie for fourth.
In the series opener on Friday night, Kelly hit a two-run homer that proved to be the eventual game winner in a 4-3 NU win. Kelly moved to the leadoff spot in game two of the series and was 4-for-5 at the plate. He broke a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning on Saturday with a solo home run for an 8-7. Kelly added a double on Sunday in the Huskers 6-5 win for his 15th extra-base hit of the season. In 18 at bats for the week, Kelly struck out just one time and is currently riding an 11-game hitting streak into Tuesday’s game with Wichita State.