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Golden Gophers’ Natalie DenHartog and Autumn Pease, and Badgers’ Fiona Girardot are this week’s honorees
Player of the Week
Natalie DenHartog, Minnesota
OF – So. – Hopkins, Minn. – Hopkins – Major: Communications Studies
Was instrumental in the Golden Gophers posting a 4-1 record last weekend at the Auburn Tiger Invitational in Auburn, Ala, including three run-rule victories
Led Minnesota with eight runs scored during the week, belted two home runs and had six RBI, batting .438 (7 of 16)
Was a triple away from hitting for the cycle in 14-3 win over Georgia Southern
Claims her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
Last Minnesota Player of the Week: MaKenna Partain (April 15, 2019)
Pitcher of the Week
Autumn Pease, Minnesota
P – So. – Murrieta, Calif. – Murrieta – Major: Kinesiology
Allowed just five hits and one run in three appearances last weekend
Had 12 strikeouts, with only one walk and one earned run over 9.1 innings
Was the winning pitcher in shutout victory over Binghamton, permitting two hits, with eight strikeouts over 5.0 innings
Garners her first career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor.
Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Amber Fiser (Feb. 24, 2020)
Freshman of the Week
Fiona Girardot, Wisconsin
IF – River Forest, Ill. – Oak Park River Forest – Major: Business
Started all five games last weekend at third base and delivered two home runs, two doubles, four RBI and scored six runs
Recorded a .929 slugging pct. and .412 on-base pct.
In a 15-2 win over Southern Utah, was 2 of 3, with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in three plate appearances
Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Kaitlyn Menz (Feb. 20, 2017)