Michigan Sweeps Softball Player of the Week Honors

Michigan's Nikki Nemiz earns her eighth career Pitcher of the Week laurel

May 10, 2010

Player of the Week
Amanda Chidester, Michigan
So., 2B, Allen Park, Mich./Cabrini

Amanda Chidester headlined the Wolverines’ in-state rivalry week, batting .500 with three home runs and 10 RBI in games against Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Michigan State. The Allen Park, Mich., native matched a season high with three RBI hits in the opener against the Spartans, including a second-inning solo home run. She spurred the Wolverines’ comeback victory in East Lansing the following day, using a seventh-inning grand slam to account for all four of Michigan’s runs in its 4-1 decision.  This is her first career honor.

Last Michigan Player of the Week:  Maggie Viefhaus (April 19, 2010)

Pitcher of the Week
Nikki Nemitz, Michigan
Sr., LHP, Clair Shores, Mich./Regina

Nikki Nemitz earned three victories last week, claiming back-to-back decisions in relief against Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan before registering a solid complete-game performance in the Michigan State series finale. The Clair Shores, Mich., native struck out 10 Spartans and allowed only three hits and a pair of walks, one intentional, in Sunday’s game. The win improved her record to 19-3 on the season. Nemitz picks up her second weekly laurel of the season and eighth of her career.

Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week:  Jordan Taylor (April 26, 2010)