Weather has pounded much of the Midwest lately, and it’s impacted plenty of Big Ten sporting event schedules. If April showers truly bring May flowers, Big Ten country is in for some pretty big blossoms. Here’s a look at two images you may have missed. They were captured by BTN’s camera’s during Wednesday’s softball doubleheader between Michigan State and Ohio State in Columbus.
Cammi Prantl had one of those catches players practice and hope to make when the lights are on in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader vs. Michigan State. With one out in the sixth inning of a 1-1 game, McKinzie Freimuth smacked a tailing liner down the left-field line. Innocent foul ball, right? Nope, Prantl, who had Freimuth positioned perfectly, read the ball off the bat and dove to make a terrific diving grab. Watch the play here.
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2012 All-Big Ten Softball Teams on Wednesday afternoon, and five-time reigning champ Michigan dominated the honors. The Wolverines swept all of the individual laurels, with first baseman Amanda Chidester taking home Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. See all the teams and the superlative winners in this post.
In the latest Big Ten player profile from the Big Ten Network, we meet Ohio State Buckeyes softball shortstop Alicia Herron, who lost her mother Janet Herron a year ago to gastric cancer. Herron’s mother was Alicia’s biggest fan attending every game and practice during her high school career. “She was really proud of us having a focus on something,” Alicia Herron said.