Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

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Player of the Week

Lilli Piper, Ohio State

SS – So. – Norton, Ohio – Walsh Jesuit

Posted a .727 batting average, .750 on-base percentage and 1.364 slugging percentage with two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored to help the Buckeyes sweep their opening Big Ten series at Maryland

Had multiple hits and drove in at least one run in all three games of the weekend set

Went 3-for-3 with five RBI and three runs scored in Sunday’s finale, highlighted by a grand slam

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Alex Bayne (April 11, 2016)

Pitcher of the Week

Megan Betsa, Michigan

P – Sr. – McDonough, Ga. – Union Grove

Went 2-0 with one save and a 0.00 ERA while allowing just three hits and striking out 29 batters in three appearances and 15.0 innings pitched for the Wolverines last week

Picked up both wins over the weekend in Michigan’s three-game sweep of visiting Penn State to open Big Ten play

Collected her second no-hitter in nine days, and fifth of her career, with a five-inning, nine-strikeout performance against the Nittany Lions on Sunday

Tossed a complete-game three-hit shutout and fanned 14 Penn State batters in Friday’s series opener

Earns her ninth career Pitcher of the Week honor and third this season

Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Megan Betsa (March 20, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota

C – Ankeny, Iowa – Centennial

Batted .375 with a .444 on-base percentage and .750 slugging percentage as Minnesota began Big Ten play with a three-game sweep at Nebraska last weekend

Added a home run, six RBI and two runs scored to help the Golden Gophers’ cause

Drove in the game-tying run in the seventh inning of Minnesota’s comeback win on Saturday, then delivered a key three-run home run in the sixth inning of Sunday’s series finale

Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (March 20, 2017)

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