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MSU Baseball's Dan Durkin earns Big Ten Player of Week honor

February 21, 2017
Junior infielder Dan Durkin slides into third base during the game against Notre Dame on April 20, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The Spartans were defeated by the fighting Irish, 1-0.
Junior infielder Dan Durkin slides into third base during the game against Notre Dame on April 20, 2016 at McLane Stadium. The Spartans were defeated by the fighting Irish, 1-0. —
Photo by Carly Geraci | and Carly Geraci The State News

After a four-game sweep of Abilene Christian to begin the season, the MSU baseball team is off to a strong start, and so is senior infielder Dan Durkin.

Durkin, a 5-foot-10 senior from Tinley Park, Ill., led the Spartans last week as he batted .500 and was named the Big Ten Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday.

The senior infielder registered nine hits, 11 RBIs and one home run in the four-game series. Durkin, who secured his first career Player of the Week award, tallied four extra-base hits on the weekend.

MSU will now go on the road again to face UNC Greensboro in a three-game series beginning on Friday. The Spartans will not play at home until March 22 when they take on Central Michigan University. 

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