McIntosh and Mueller take home Big Ten weekly honors


ON WISCONSIN <b>McIntosh pitched her first shutout of the season and earned the first no-hitter of her career over the weekend.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
McIntosh pitched her first shutout of the season and earned the first no-hitter of her career over the weekend.
ON WISCONSIN

March 11, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Big hits, strong pitching and four wins have earned Meghan McIntosh and Michelle Mueller Big Ten weekly honors, the league announced today. McIntosh picks up her first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor after recording a shutout and no-hitter, while Mueller earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor after leading the Badgers at the plate over the weekend.

McIntosh threw her first career no-hitter in the second of two victories over the weekend, finishing with a spotless ERA and 17 strikeouts against Eastern Kentucky at the Saluki Invitational. The senior opened the weekend with a nine-strikeout, four-hit performance against Belmont, pitching seven shutout innings in the win.

Mueller led Wisconsin to a perfect 4-0 weekend, recording a pair of hits in every game to finish with a .615 average. The junior finished with seven RBI over the weekend -- driving in at least one run in each game -- capped with a three-RBI effort against Eastern Kentucky in the weekend finale. Mueller also belted three doubles on the weekend, leading to an .846 slugging percentage.

McIntosh and Mueller join a growing list of Badgers who have earned league honors this season. Cassandra Darrah was named pitcher of the week on Feb. 11, while Mary Massei earned player of the week and Taylor-Paige Stewart was named freshman of the week on Feb. 25. The five honors collected by the Badgers mark the most weekly honors in one season for UW.  

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

Feb. 25:               
PL: Mary Massei, Jr., WIS
P: Sara Moulton, Jr., MINN
F: Taylor-Paige Stewart, WIS

March 4:             
PL: Megan Blank, So., IOWA
P: Sara Moulton, Jr., MINN
F: Sierra Romero, MICH
F: Emily Lockman, NEB

March 11:           
PL: Michelle Mueller, Jr., WIS
P: Meghan McIntosh, Sr., WIS
F: Dawna Tyson, NEB

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