Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State Nab Softball Weekly Accolades
April 23, 2007
Co-Players of the Week
Milian shares Player of the Week accolades after pacing the Wolverines with a .611 batting average (11-for-18), while adding 10 runs scored and four RBI last week. The senior outfielder led Michigan to a 7-3 victory over Purdue with a 3-for-4 effort, including two RBI and two runs. Milian was also instrumental in the Wolverines' sweep over Indiana as she went 4-for-5 with four runs scored in the series.
Caitlin Mahoney, Michigan State
Mahoney went 7-for-15 at the plate (.467), tallying four home runs and one double, while adding nine RBI and seven runs scored in six games played last week. She turned in a 3-for-3 performance with three runs and three RBI in a 10-0 victory over Indiana. She tied MSU's single-game record with two home runs in the victory. Mahoney followed with another homer in game two to give the Spartans a sweep over the Hoosiers. The Lake Mary, Fla., native closed out the weekend, recording her fourth long ball of the weekend against Purdue.
Pitcher of the Week
Juarez went 4-0 with a 0.97 ERA last week, while also throwing a perfect game and striking out 46 batters in 21.2 innings to earn Pitcher of the Week accolades. She opened the week tallying a perfect game and becoming OSU's all-time leader in innings pitched with a 13-0 victory over IUPUI. Against Illinois, Juarez struck out 11 of the 12 batters she faced in 3.2 innings of relief to earn a 7-6 win. The La Puente, Calif., native followed with another solid performance on Saturday, tallying 11 strikeouts in game two against the Illini. She also contributed at the plate, notching the game-winning home run in the sixth inning to give the Buckeyes the sweep over Illinois. Juarez closed out the weekend, breaking OSU's all-time victories mark (68), while fanning 12 batters and giving up only four hits against Iowa.