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October B1G Baseball roundup

The final day of October saw Penn State announce its 2017 schedule. (GOPSUSports.com)

The final day of October saw Penn State announce its 2017 schedule. (GOPSUSports.com)

October has come and gone. While Major League Baseball will see at least one game played in November, for all intents and purposes, the baseball season ends once the book is closed on October.

This holds true for Big Ten baseball programs.

The college baseball season has been over since the end of June and does not begin until mid-February. But October is a very important month, one of welcoming newcomers and team practice, usually capped by intra-squad series, as teams begin to turn their focus on the upcoming season.

As the Autumn season has concluded around the Midwest, here’s a look back on the major news of the month.

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Wednesday Recruiting wrap, August 23

Middlesex School right-handed pitcher Michael Doherty

Middlesex School right-hander pitcher Michael Doherty is the latest class of 2018 Northwestern commit.

For high school players, the summer showcase and travel season is over. Turning in the travel uniforms as a new school year, the pace of commitments is starting to pick up.

Here’s a look at a half-dozen verbal pledges to Big Ten schools over the last two weeks.

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Summer League standouts

Indiana junior right-hander Brian Hobbie was named Prospect League Pitcher of the Year. IUHoosiers.com)

Indiana junior right-handed pitcher Brian Hobbie was named the Prospect League Pitcher of the Year. (Photo: IUHooisers.com)

The first team meeting of the year was held in Columbus as the Buckeyes look to repeat as NCAA Tournament participants, while over in Bloomington a new team of Hooisers took to the field for the first time.

Before digging into what storylines to follow during the fall practices seasons or who are the newcomers to watch as focus turns to the 2017 season, here’s a look at outstanding summers for a eight Big Ten players.

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