Michigan and Wisconsin Take Home Weekly Softball Honors

Michigan's Sierra Romero was named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week on Monday.

March 25, 2013

Player and Freshman of the Week
Sierra Romero, Michigan
Fr., SS, Murietta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
• Had a perfect weekend from the plate, going 7-for-7 in Michigan’s three-game sweep over Purdue, scoring runs in all three contests
• Posted a pair of 3-for-3 performances in the first two games, driving in five runs on the strength of two home runs in the opener and one in the second
• Singled in her only at-bat in the finale, but drew four walks, and finished the weekend with a 3.286 OPS
• Wins her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Takes home her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Amanda Chidester (May 16, 2011)
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sierra Romero (March 4, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week
Cassandra Darrah, Wisconsin
Jr., RHP, Corydon, Iowa/Wayne
• Hurled a pair of complete-game victories in the Badgers’ series against Illinois and held batters to a .132 average, helping Wisconsin to a 3-0 start in Big Ten play
• In the series opener, scattered just three hits and allowed one earned run in the 8-1 Badger win
• Allowed just four hits and struck out seven against just two walks in the second game as the Illini scored two unearned runs in the 5-2 Wisconsin victory
• Wins her fourth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Wisconsin Pitcher of the Week: Meghan McIntosh (March 11, 2013)