College Softball News

Wisconsin and Nebraska Earn Weekly Softball Honors

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Michelle Mueller, Wisconsin
Sr., 3B, La Crosse, Wis./La Crosse Logan

• Batted .600 with nine hits, 18 RBI, five runs scored and four home runs in leading Wisconsin to a 5-0 record last week, including a Big Ten sweep over Illinois
• In the three games against the Illini, batted .600 (6-of-10), belted three home runs, tallied an on-base percentage of .636 and slugged at a clip of 1.600
• Went a combined 3-of-5 from the plate with nine RBI in a doubleheader sweep over North Dakota, including a grand slam
• Tallied a double in the series opening win over Illinois
• Went 4-for-4 and plated a school-record eight runs in game two versus the Illini, including three consecutive home runs, which ties the second-best performance in NCAA history
• Drove in the Badgers’ second run, and scored the game winning run in a 3-2 victory over the Illini in Sunday’s series finale
• Collects her second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Big Ten Player of the Week: Michelle Mueller (March 11, 2013)

Pitcher of the Week

Emily Lockman, Nebraska
So., RHP, Corona, Calif./Norco

• Picked up three wins on the week, including a pair of victories over Iowa to help the Huskers record a weekend sweep
• Pitched a total of 15.0 innings, scattering six hits while allowing one earned run
• For the week, recorded a 0.47 earned-run-average, tossing one shutout and another combined shutout
• Against 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Northern Iowa, threw the first 4.0 innings of a 4-0 win, striking out a pair of batters
• Pitched all 6.0 innings in game two of the Iowa series, striking out four while allowing just one base hit
• Threw all five innings of a run rule win against the Hawkeyes in the series finale, allowing two hits as Nebraska cruised to an 18-0 victory
• Wins her second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Emily Lockman (Feb. 18, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

Marjani Knighten, Nebraska
3B, Buena Park, Calif./Sunny Hills

• Batted .500 with six hits, three runs scored and one double while drawing four walks in helping lead Nebraska to a 4-1 record last week, including a sweep of Iowa
• In the weekend series against the Hawkeyes, batted .571 (4-of-7) and tallied an on-base percentage of .700
• Went 2-for-2 from the plate and drew one walk in a mid-week game against Nebraska-Omaha
• In game two of the Iowa series, went 2-for-2 with one double and one walk
• In the series finale against the Hawkeyes, tallied two hits, drove in a pair of runs, scored one run and collected one walk
• Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Marjani Knighten (April 7, 2014)

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