Baseball Player Earns Honor

Bilke named Big Ten Pitcher-of-the-Week.

April 29, 1998

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Purdue freshman Austin Bilke earned Big Ten Pitcher-of-the-Week honors on April 27. Bilke, who has seen action at third base, first base and on the mound, tossed a complete game no-hitter in Purdue's 1-0 victory over Northwestern in the first game of a double-header on April 25.

The Beaver Dam, Wis., native struck out five Wildcats, all looking, while walking only three. Bilke faced 23 hitters while throwing only 74 pitches in the game. This season, Bilke is 4-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 12 games. As a hitter, Bilke is batting .261 with four RBI in 23 at-bats.