IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa redshirt sophomore Kyle Huckstorf has been named the Dick Howser Trophy National Co-Hitter of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
It is the third honor this week for Huckstorf, as he was previously named a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week on Monday and Big Ten Co-Player of the Week this morning.
The Waterford, Wisconsin, native earned the distinction after having a night for the ages on May 19 against Indiana. The outfielder finished 6-for-7 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in Iowa’s 30-16 victory.
In Iowa’s 10-run fourth inning, Huckstorf hit two three-run home runs and he followed with a fifth-inning grand slam. In the eighth, he lined a two-run single to right center field for his record-breaking hit and RBI total.
Huckstorf’s 12 RBIs set a Big Ten Conference record and his six hits tie the league mark for both all and conference-only games. He is the first player since 2010 to have six hits in a game. Iowa’s 30 runs in the victory were the program’s most ever scored in a league game and are the second-most all-time.
Iowa opens Big Ten Tournament play Wednesday, facing sixth-seeded Penn State at 9 a.m. (CT) from Charles Schwab Field Omaha. The game will be televised on BTN.