Michigan and Purdue Claim Weekly Big Ten Softball Honors

Michigan's Haylie Wagner earned Big Ten Pitcher and Freshman of the Week accolades on Monday.

Michigan's Haylie Wagner earned Big Ten Pitcher and Freshman of the Week accolades on Monday.

Feb. 20, 2012

Player of the Week
Lindsey Rains, Purdue
So., OF, Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union
• Hit .556 and combined for an OPS of 1.603 to help Purdue to a perfect 4-0 start to its season last weekend
• Was 5-for-9 from the plate, had multi-hit efforts against Northern Colorado and New Mexico and had a perfect on-base percentage in Purdue’s season opener against Bryant
• Finished the weekend with three steals, scoring five runs and driving in five, including a two-run homer against New Mexico
• Records her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Andie Varsho (March 14, 2011)

Pitcher and Freshman of the Week
Haylie Wagner, Michigan
Fr., LHP, Orange, Calif./El Modena
• Recorded her third and fourth wins of the season after posting shutout wins in her two appearances of the weekend against LIU Brooklyn and nationally ranked Kentucky
• Pitched her first complete-game shutout of the weekend against LIU Brooklyn, striking out four while allowing just two hits
• Surrendered just six hits while striking out three against the No. 22/24 Wildcats to notch her second complete-game shutout of the weekend
• Claims her first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Taylor (May 16, 2011)
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Sara Driesenga (Feb. 13, 2012)