Penn State, Michigan claim Big Ten softball honors

Penn State, Michigan claim Big Ten softball honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for April 9-15 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Player of the Week: Kasie Hatfield, Penn State, So., C, Tampa, Fla./Chamberlain

  • Had at least one hit and scored at least one run in every game, recording seven RBI and scoring four times to help Penn State to a series win over Indiana
  • Hit .500 in Games 2 and 3, driving in five on a double and home run in the finale to improve her hitting streak to a career-high six games
  • Recorded two RBI in the series opener before scoring twice in the Game 2 win
  • Wins her first career conference weekly honor
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Cassidy Bell (March 28, 2011)

Pitcher of the Week: Haylie Wagner, Michigan, Fr., P, Orange, Calif./El Modena

  • Posted a 0.00 ERA last weekend against Michigan State, recording two wins and a save
  • In 13.2 innings of work, surrendered just four hits and struck out 11
  • Went the distance in Games 1 and 3, giving up two hits in each outing, and came on to pitch 1.2 innings of relief to earn the save in Game 2
  • Wins her fourth Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Haylie Wagner (March 26, 2012)

Freshman of the Week: Sara Driesenga, Michigan, P/DP, Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville

  • Hit .600 and combined for an OPS of 1.914 in the three-game set against Michigan State, also earning the win in Game 2 on the mound
  • Pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, surrendering six hits in the Game 2 victory, where she also went 2-for-3 from the plate with an RBI
  • Reached base twice in the series opener, where she scored a run, before hitting a solo home run in her only plate appearance in Game 3
  • Takes home her second weekly award of the season
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lauren Sweet (March 26, 2012)