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Wolverines’ Lexie Blair, Gophers’ Amber Fiser and Buckeyes’ Lilli Piper receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Player of the Week

Lilli Piper, Ohio State

SS – Sr. – Norton, Ohio – Walsh Jesuit – Major: Sport Industry

Posted a .700 batting average, .824 on-base percentage and 1.700 slugging percentage last week, hitting three home runs with five RBI and nine runs scored as the Buckeyes extended its winning streak to a season-high five games

Had home runs in all three games of OSU’s Big Ten series sweep at Michigan State during the weekend, with her last home run part of a 4-for-4 day in Sunday’s series finale

Tied her career high by scoring four runs (one shy of the Big Ten record) in the series opener at MSU on April 19

Received Academic All-Big Ten plaudits in 2017-18

Earns her fifth career Player of the Week honor, tying for third-most in conference history and matching the most ever by an OSU softball student (Sam Marder from 2007-10)

Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Lilli Piper (April 9, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week

Amber Fiser, Minnesota

RHP – Jr. – Van Horne, Iowa – Benton Community – Major: Business Marketing

Went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 14.0 innings in the circle last week, registering a pair of complete-game victories (one by shutout) in the nationally-ranked Golden Gophers’ sweep at conference foe Nebraska

Recorded double-digit strikeouts in both appearances (23 total for the weekend), including a career high-tying 13 as part of a six-hit shutout in the series opener on April 19

Picked up her 20th win of the season in Sunday’s series finale, allowing two earned runs while fanning 10 in the complete-game win over the Huskers

Chosen as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017-18

Earns her eighth career Pitcher of the Week honor and fourth this season

Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Amber Fiser (April 15, 2019)

Freshman of the Week

Lexie Blair, Michigan

OF – Fr. – Winter Garden, Fla. – West Orange – Major: LSA Undeclared

Batted .571 with a .647 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage with a home run, seven RBI, seven runs scored and three stolen bases last week to help the nationally-ranked Wolverines collect four road wins in as many outings, including a Big Ten series sweep at Illinois

Went 4-for-4 at the plate in the Illinois series finale on Sunday, driving in four runs and scoring four times (one off the conference record) while finishing a triple short of the cycle

Factored into both Michigan runs in the series-opening 2-1 win at Illinois on April 19, scoring in the first and driving in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh

Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lexie Blair (April 1, 2019)