staff, staff, March 25, 2012

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for March 19-25 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

Player of the Week: Brooke Thomason, Nebraska, Jr., OF, Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest

  • Helped Nebraska to a weekend sweep of Northwestern, driving in seven runs and scoring four times while hitting .417 on the week
  • Had a career day in the series opener, belting two home runs, including a walk-off grand slam, finishing the day with five RBI
  • Scored once in the final two games of the three-game set, also plating two runs in the finale
  • Wins her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Ashley Guile (Feb. 13, 2012)

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

  • Won all three games in Michigan?s sweep of Penn State last weekend
  • Surrendered just two hits in each game, finishing the week with 10 strikeouts against just three walks
  • Held the Nittany Lion batters to a .118 average, finishing the week with a 1.40 ERA and allowing six earned runs over 15.0 innings pitched
  • Claims her third career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Haylie Wagner (March 5, 2012)

Tatum Edwards, Nebraska, So., P, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta

  • Pitched a complete game against Northwestern, surrendering one unearned in her first start since Feb. 25
  • Struck out six against just one walk and scattered five hits in the final game of  Nebraska?s series sweep
  • Retired 13 of the final 14 batters she faced
  • Wins her first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week accolade
  • Last Nebraska Pitcher of the Week: Ashley Hagemann (March 19, 2012)

Freshman of the Week: Lauren Sweet, Michigan, C, Corona, Calif./Santiago

  • Hit .833 (5-for-6)  in Michigan?s weekend series against Penn State
  • Had two multi-hit games during the series, driving in three runs and scoring three times against the Nittany Lions
  • Launched her third home run of the season in Game 2 of the series, leading her to a 2.400 OPS over three games against Penn State
  • Wins her first weekly honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week:  Haylie Wagner (Feb. 20, 2012)