Devin Taylor

Multiple Hoosiers earn All-B1G Honors

Taylor makes 1st Team, Foley, Brenczewski, Cerny, Oliver, Vogel, and Stadler also honored

By Carl James @jovian34 May 21st, 2024

First Team All B1G: Outfielder Devin Taylor

Indiana sophomore slugger Devin Taylor made 1st Team All-B1G for the second consecutive season. He was controversially edged out for Player of the Year by Rutger’s junior shortstop Josh Kuroda-Grauer. Kuroda-Grauer had a better batting average and on-base percentage than Taylor, but Taylor had three times the home runs, a better OPS, and lead his team to a 3rd place finish in the B1G Standings. Rutgers on the other hand failed to qualify for the B1G Tournament with a 12th place finish, 9 games behind the Hoosiers who swept them.

Second Team All B1G: Connor Foley and Joey Brenczewski

Indiana had two players make the second team All-B1G. Sophomore (2024 MLB Draft Eligible) starting pitcher Connor Foley and Freshman Joey Brenczewski (as a “utility” player) were selected. Foley, has established himself as the Hoosiers staff ace and one of the of the most dominant pitchers in the conference. Brenczewski transitioned from platooning with Brock Tibbitts on days Tibbitts caught to being the everyday first baseman when Tibbitts went down with injury. Brenczewski went on a tear and earned the starting designated hitter job when Tibbitts returned to action in May.

Third team All B1G: Tyler Cerny

Hoosier shortstop Tyler Cerny has been a machine driving in runs for Indiana all season. Cerny has also settled in to his new role anchoring the infield at shortstop. The sophomore was the only Hoosier on the third team.

All-Freshman Team: Jasen Oliver, Jacob Vogel, Joey Brenczewski

In addition to Brenczewski, Jasen Oliver won out the second base job and his been on a tear of late, just driving in four runs on three hits in today’s B1G opener. Jacob Vogel, did not play in 2023 and worked on his velocity and has been a solid arm out of the bullpen for the Hoosiers down the stretch.

Sportsmanship Award Winner: Jake Stadler

Purdue transfer Jake Stadler has become Indiana’s everyday catcher and has gone from getting one hit all of last season to be a key run producer for the Hoosier offense in 2024. Since Tibbitts went down with injury, Stadler has caught the bulk of the innings and continues to produce at the plate and has managed a pitching staff from huge struggles in March to 14 straight games under 7 runs.