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Michigan, Nebraska and Purdue Earn Weekly Softball Honors

February 19, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Co-Players of the Week



Sierra Romero, Michigan

So., SS, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta



*        Batted .600, collected nine hits, drove in eight runs and scored six runs
in leading the Wolverines to a 4-1 record at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational in
Lafayette, La.

*        Recorded three multi-hit games, including two against nationally ranked
Louisiana-Lafayette and one against Boston College

*        Posted a pair of hits and tallied two RBI against Boston College, and
collected two hits with three walks in the first game against Louisiana-Lafayette

*        In the win over Louisiana-Lafayette, hit her second grand slam of the
season and scored three runs

*        Drew six walks with zero strikeouts on the weekend, and recorded an on-base
percentage of .714

*        Collects her third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

*        Last Michigan Big Ten Player of the Week: Caitlin Blanchard (May 7, 2013)





Ashley Burkhardt, Purdue

Jr., 1B, Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger



*        Hit .533, tallied 12 RBI, collected eight hits and scored eight runs during
the Kickin' Chicken Classic in Conway, S.C.

*        Opened the tournament with three consecutive multi-hit efforts

*        Belted three home runs on the weekend, including two in the nightcap of a
doubleheader against Coastal Carolina, part of a five-RBI outing

*        Hit one home run en route to three RBI and three runs scored in a victory
over Towson, and followed it up with four RBI in a win over Virginia

*        Collects her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

*        Last Purdue Big Ten Player of the Week: Molly Garst (Feb. 27, 2012)







Pitcher of the Week



Emily Lockman, Nebraska

So., RHP, Corona, Calif./Norco



*        Made four appearances during the Hilton Houston Plaza Classic, going 3-0
with a 0.30 ERA

*        Struck out 19 batters on the weekend and surrendered just four total walks

*        Scattered just eight total hits and held the opposition to a .103 batting
average

*        Tossed shutouts in both of her complete games against Army and Sam Houston
State, and shut out Sam Houston State during six innings of work in the tournament
finale

*        Threw a one-hitter against Army, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning

*        Wins her first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

*        Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Tatum Edwards (May 7, 2013)





Freshman of the Week



Megan Betsa, Michigan

P, McDonough, Ga./Union Grove



*        Made three appearances in the Ragin' Cajun Invitational, recording an ERA
of 0.68 while striking out 15 batters in just 10.1 innings of work

*        Pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout against Central Arkansas, striking
out 13 batters

*        Held opposing hitters to a .063 batting average on the weekend

*        Threw one scoreless inning in a relief appearance against Boston College,
helping the Wolverines come-from-behind to post the win

*        Wins her first career weekly honor

*        Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Abby Ramirez (Feb. 10, 2014)


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