Husker junior designated hitter Michael Pritchard took home the first Big Ten Player of the Week award of his career when the conference’s weekly honors were handed out yesterday. Pritchard batted .500 in a weekend sweep of Purdue, rapping out 10 hits in 20 at bats. Two of Pritchard’s hits were doubles. He also scored four runs in the three-game set. With a hit in all three games, Pritchard extended his season-long hitting streak to 19 games. His batting average on the season is up to .342, second best on the team.