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Minnesota's Tyler Walker hit three home runs last weekend to help the Gophers to three wins over Illinois

Minnesota's Tyler Walker hit three home runs last weekend to help the Gophers to three wins over Illinois

April 15, 2013

Co-Players of the Week
Megan Blank, Iowa
So., SS, Culver City, Calif./Marymount
• Did not record an out in 14 plate appearances to help Iowa to a series win over Northwestern
• Recorded hits in all four official at-bats, driving in three runs, scoring three times and finishing with eight walks and two hit by pitches
• Tripled in her only official at-bat in the opener in which she also walked four times and drove in a run, went 2-for-2 in the second game with a home run, two RBI and three walks and scored a run in the finale
• Wins the second Big Ten Player of the Week honor of her career and second this season
• Last Iowa Big Ten Player of the Week: Megan Blank (March 4, 2013)

Tyler Walker, Minnesota
So., SS, San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian
• Hit .857 from the plate in a weekend series sweep against Illinois, finishing with three home runs, five RBI, six runs and a combined OPS of 3.346
• Had two multi-hit games, including the series opener in which she went 3-for-3 with a pair of long balls and a triple, finishing with a 3.667 slugging percentage
• Went 1-for-2 with a run scored in the second game, before belting her third homer of the series in the finale, finishing with three RBI and two runs scored
• Takes home her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Big Ten Player of the Week: Megan Higginbotham (April 25, 2005)

Pitcher of the Week
Lilly Fecho, Purdue
Fr., LHP, Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North
• Earned two victories in Purdue’s weekend series sweep of Indiana, finishing with a 0.50 ERA in 14 innings of work, striking out nine without a walk
• Did not allow a run in two relief appearances, pitching 2.1 innings in the opener, while pitching 4.2 innings of three-hit ball in the finale to earn the win
• Earned her first victory of the series in the second game, posting a complete-game five-hitter, allowing her only run of the weekend while striking out four
• Wins her first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Pitcher of the Week: Lexy Moore (April 2, 2012)


 

 

Freshman of the Week
Sierra Romero, Michigan
SS, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
• Belted two grand slams in the weekend series against Michigan State, finishing with eight RBI and four runs scored in the sweep
• Was .429 on 3-of-7 hitting in the series, and reached base in 10 of 14 plate appearances for a .714 on-base percentage
• Hit grand slams in the first and second games, while adding a run in each contest, and earned seven walks in the weekend series to combine for an OPS of 2.000
• Claims her sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sierra Romero (April 8, 2013)

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