Oakes named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

Samuel Gordon

Gophers ace TJ Oakes was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for his Friday outing versus the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


The 6-foot-5 junior righthander tossed seven innings of scoreless ball to help Minnesota to a 1-0 win over the Panthers, his second win of the season.

Oakes has yet to allow a run in two starts this year. The weekly honor is the second of his career. He earned his other as a freshman on May 17, 2010.