Michigan and Nebraska Win Final Softball Weekly Accolades

Nebraska's Tatum Edwards was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week.

Nebraska's Tatum Edwards was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week.

May 7, 2013

Player of the Week
Caitlin Blanchard, Michigan
Sr., 1B, Petersburg, Mich./Summerfield
• Drove in eight runs in eight at-bats to help Michigan to a series sweep of Northwestern and the Wolverines' sixth straight Big Ten Championship
• Hit .625 (5-for-8) on the weekend, and combined for an OPS of 1.977 on the strength of a home run and two doubles
• Drove in four runs each in the second game and finale, while also scoring twice in Sunday's contest
• Takes home her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Lauren Sweet (April, 29, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week
Tatum Edwards, Nebraska
Jr., RHP, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
• Surrendered just four hits and one earned run over 14 innings of work in posting two victories over Penn State last weekend
• Finished with a 0.50 ERA, allowing an earned run on three hits to claim the victory in the series opener
• Allowed just one hit while striking out six to help Nebraska clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a 2-0 win in Monday's finale
• Wins her fourth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Nebraska Pitcher of the Week: Tatum Edwards (April 29, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Sierra Romero, Michigan
SS, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
• Scored seven runs and drove in three in only three official at-bats in a weekend series against Northwestern
• Went 1-for-2 in the series opener with an RBI before hitting a two-run home run in her only official at bat in the second game
• Was walked twice and hit by a pitch twice in the finale, but scored all four times she reached base, finishing the weekend with a .909 on-base percentage
• Claims her sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sierra Lawrence (April, 22, 2013)


 

 

2013 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

Feb. 11
PL: Taylor Edwards, Jr., NEB
P: Cassandra Darrah, Jr., WIS
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

Feb. 18:
PL: Cassidy Bell, Sr., PSU
P: Alex DiDomenico, So., OSU
F: Emily Lockman, NEB

Feb. 25:
PL: Mary Massei, Jr., WIS
P: Sara Moulton, Jr., MINN
F: Taylor-Paige Stewart, WIS

March 4:
PL: Megan Blank, So., IOWA
P: Sara Moulton, Jr., MINN
F: Sierra Romero, MICH
F: Emily Lockman, NEB

March 11
PL: Michelle Mueller, Jr., WIS
P: Meghan McIntosh, Sr., WIS
F: Dawna Tyson, NEB

March 18
PL: Amanda Wagner, Sr., IND
P: Sara Driesenga, So., MICH
F: Cammi Prantl, OSU

March 25
PL: Sierra Romero, Fr., MICH
P: Cassandra Darrah, Jr., WIS
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

April 1
PL: Amy Letourneau, So., NU
P: Kelly Smith, Jr., MSU
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

April 8
PL: Sierra Romero, Fr., MICH
PL: Mari Majam, Jr., NU
P: Meghan McIntosh, Sr., WIS
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

April 15
PL: Megan Blank, So., IOWA
PL: Tyler Walker, So., MINN
P: Lilly Fecho, Fr., PUR
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

April 22
PL: Amy Letourneau, So., NU
P: Shelese Arnold, So., ILL
F: Sierra Lawrence, MICH

April 29
PL: Lauren Sweet, So., MICH
P: Tatum Edwards, Jr., NEB
F: Allie Bauch, ILL

May 7
PL: Caitlin Blanchard, Sr., MICH
P: Tatum Edwards, Jr., NEB
F: Sierra Romero, MICH