Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska Claim Big Ten Softball Weekly Accolades

Michigan's Lauren Sweet was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

April 29, 2013

Player of the Week
Lauren Sweet, Michigan
So., C, Corona, Calif./Santiago
• Hit .857 from the plate in a three-game set against nationally ranked Nebraska, finishing with six RBI and two runs scored while combining for a 2.757 OPS
• Homered in the series opener and finale, combining for three RBI and two runs scored in the contests
• Was 3-for-4 in the series’ second game, including the game-winning, two-RBI single in the top of the seventh, part of a three-RBI effort
• Takes home her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Sierra Romero (April 8, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week
Tatum Edwards, Nebraska
Jr., RHP, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
• Posted two victories and a 1.91 ERA against Michigan last weekend, helping the Huskers to a series win over the Wolverines, who entered the weekend undefeated in Big Ten play
• Scattered just two hits and allowed one run in a complete-game win, striking out six in the series opener
• Came on to pitch three hitless innings of relief in the series finale, earning the win after surrendering just one walk
• Wins her third career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and first this season
• Last Nebraska Pitcher of the Week: Tatum Edwards (April 30, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Allie Bauch, Illinois
2B/SS, Hoffman Estates, Ill./Conant
• Hit .412, drove in six runs and scored four times while adding two steals to help Illinois to five conference victories last week
• Scored two runs and drove in another as Illinois swept a midweek doubleheader against Iowa
• Posted a pair of multi-hit games in the weekend sweep of Michigan State, driving in three runs in the second game before plating two more and scoring once in the finale
• Claims her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Illinois Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Jess Perkins (April 30, 2012)