Lloyd Earns National and Big Ten Honors Following Career Week
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana sophomore utility player Matt Lloyd was named one of Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of the Week on Monday. In addition, Lloyd picked up Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.
Indiana has picked up back-to-back Player of the Week honors from the Big Ten for the first time since March 31 and April 8 of 2014 when Dustin DeMuth and Sam Travis were recognized. The Hoosiers have four weekly conference honors this season (Alex Krupa – Player of the Week on 3/20; Andrew Saalfrank – Freshman of the Week on 3/13; Jake Matheny – Freshman of the Week on 2/20).
Lloyd was effective in Indiana’s 4-0 week as a hitter and a pitcher. He hit .643 on the week with nine hits, four home runs, two doubles, 10 RBIs and six runs scored. The Canada-native also made three relief appearances, striking out four while tallying two saves. The sophomore had two, four-hit games in the series sweep at Northwestern and collected three home runs in game one of the series on Friday, marking the first time a Hoosier has accomplished the feat since Josh Phegley in 2009.
Lloyd kicked off the Northwestern series on Friday by going 4-for-5 in that first game with the three home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. He hit his fourth home run of the day in the second game of the Friday doubleheader. Lloyd capped off the series sweep with a 4-for-5 effort on Sunday, hitting two doubles, driving in two runs and scoring twice, while also picking up the save in that contest. He added an additional save in midweek action against Cincinnati on Wednesday.