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BIG TEN SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

April 1, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Player of the Week



Hailey Decker, Nebraska

So., 2B, Keizer, Ore./McNary



*        Batted .600 with seven hits, four RBI, seven runs scored and two home runs
in leading Nebraska to three run-ruled victories last week, including a series win
at nationally ranked Northwestern

*        In the three games against the Wildcats, batted .636 (7-of-11), tallied an
on-base percentage of .625 and posted a slugging percentage of 1.267

*        In a non-conference game against Nebraska-Omaha, collected her first-career
grand slam en route to six RBI in the Huskers' 10-0 win

*        Tallied a double and a home run and drove in both runs in the
series-opening loss against Northwestern

*        Collected three hits, scored a single-game school-record four runs and
stole one base in game two of the Northwestern series, a 13-3 Husker win

*        Hit another home run and tallied a pair of RBI in the rubber match against
the Wildcats

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

*        Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Tatum Edwards (March 3, 2014)





Pitcher of the Week



Kayla Massey, Iowa

Sr., RHP, Foothill Ranch, Calif./Trabuco Hills



*        Picked up two complete game wins to help the Hawkeyes win a Big Ten road
series at Wisconsin

*        In 14.0 innings of work, struck out 13 batters and held the Badgers' lineup
to a .264 batting average

*        Allowed just one earned run in the two outings, producing a weekly ERA of 1.00

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

*        Last Iowa Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Kayla Massey (April 23, 2012)







Co-Freshmen of the Week



Sara Groenewegen, Minnesota

RHP/INF, White Rock, B.C./Elgin Park Secondary



*        Recorded a standout week both at the plate and in the circle in leading the
Gophers to a three-game sweep of Illinois

*        Posted a .429 batting average and .556 on-base percentage with three hits,
three runs scored and a pair of home runs

*        Picked up a complete-game shutout victory in game two of the series,
striking out 10 Illini batters

*        Hit solo home runs in both the first and second games of the series

*        In the series finale, recorded a double and drew a walk to help the Gophers
improve to 27-4 on the season, the best start in program history

*        Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor

*        Last Minnesota Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Kaitlyn Richardson (April 2,
2012)



Katy McJunkin, Purdue

DP, Visalia, Calif./El Diamante



*        Hit .667 and posted an on-base percentage of .727 with six hits, three runs
scored and three RBI during a series win over Michigan State

*        In the series opener, went 3-for-3 from the plate, including the
game-winning RBI triple in the fourth inning

*        In the decisive rubber match against the Spartans, posted a pair of hits,
including a double, and scored two runs

*        Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor

*        Last Purdue Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Lexy Moore (April 2, 2012)


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