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February 18, 2013
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Player of the Week

Cassidy Bell, Penn State

Sr., OF, Bakersfield, Calif./Liberty

  • Hit .600 from the plate, reached base at a .647 clip and slugged 1.333 to combine for a 1.980 OPS in Penn State’s opening games of the season
  • Drove in nine runs on the strength of three home runs, scored five times and was 4-for-4 on the base paths, including two steals in PSU’s first game against New Mexico State
  • Had a hit in every game, with three multi-hit and multi-RBI contests – including a four-RBI contest in the Nittany Lions’ second game against New Mexico State
  • Wins her second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and first this season
  • Last Penn State Big Ten Player of the Week: Kasie Hatfield (April 16, 2012)


Pitcher of the Week

Alex DiDomenico, Ohio State

So., RHP, Youngstown, Ohio/Boardman

  • Posted a spotless earned run average last weekend, pitching 15 innings in three appearances at the Jacksonville Tournament, where she held opponents to a .130 average
  • Closed the weekend with an eight-inning effort against nationally ranked Louisville, scattering just four hits while striking out three in the win
  • Won the opening game of the weekend against Bethune-Cookman on Friday, striking out four, before coming on to pitch three innings of scoreless relief against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.
  • Wins her first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Pitcher of the Week: Melanie Nichols (April 2, 2012)


Freshman of the Week

Emily Lockman, Nebraska

RHP, Corona, Calif./Norco

  • Pitched 17 innings over three games for the Huskers, surrendering just one earned run while picking up two wins
  • Threw the first no-hitter by a Nebraska freshman since 2003 against Utah State, striking out six and walking two in six innings of work to earn her second win of the weekend
  • Pitched seven innings of four-hit ball against Southern Utah in the first game of the weekend, before allowing one earned run in four innings against Purdue in the weekend finale
  • Wins her first career weekly honor
  • Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: N/A


2013 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

Feb. 11                 PL: Taylor Edwards, Jr., NEB

                                P: Cassandra Darrah, Jr., WIS

                                F: Sierra Romero, MICH

Feb. 18:                PL: Cassidy Bell, Sr., PSU

                                P: Alex DiDomenico, So., OSU

                                F: Emily Lockman, NEB

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