Ohio State's Marder, Michigan's Taylor Win Big Ten Honors
Feb. 15, 2010
Player of the Week
Marder opened the 2010 season by crushing four home runs and driving in six runs as No. 14 Ohio State began the season 4-1 at the Marriot Houston Hobby Classic. Overall, Marder was .500 from the plate and slugged 1.700 as the Buckeyes earned wins over Sam Houston State, Baylor, Louisville and Kansas. Marder homered once in each of the Buckeye victories, giving her 47 in her career and extending her lead as Ohio State’s all-time home-run hitter. For the weekend, the OSU senior scored five runs, was walked eight times, and totaled a .722 on base percentage. The catcher has won five Big Ten Player of the Week awards in her career.
Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Alicia Herron (May 4, 2009)
Pitcher of the Week
Taylor was brilliant for fourth-ranked Michigan in the opening weekend of 2010. In her two starts, she went 2-0, surrendering just one earned run through 18 innings of work for a 0.39 ERA at the NTC Elite Division I Invitational. Against Tennessee-Chattanooga, Taylor pitched five innings and struck out eight in the Wolverines’ 12-1 win on Saturday. The following day, Taylor worked 13 innings, giving up two unearned runs and struck out a career-best 18, one shy of the program record, in Michigan’s 4-2 win over No. 8 UCLA. On the weekend, she averaged 13 strikeouts while allowing just four hits and 0.5 earned runs. Taylor has won four Big Ten Player of the Week awards in her career.
Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Taylor (May 4, 2009)