Darrah named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week


ON WISCONSIN <b>Darrah earned her fourth Big Ten weekly honor with a pair of wins over Illinois.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
Darrah earned her fourth Big Ten weekly honor with a pair of wins over Illinois.
ON WISCONSIN

March 25, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Behind a pair of complete-game conference victories, junior Cassandra Darrah has earned Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors, announced by the league offices on Monday. The righthander led the Badgers to a pair of wins over Illinois in the opening weekend of league play.

Darrah picked up a win in the first game of the series, scattering three hits and allowing just one earned run in the Badgers’ 8-1 win over the Illini.

In the series finale, Darrah allowed just four hits, struck out seven and allowed no earned runs in UW’s 5-2 victory.

Over the weekend, Darrah held the Illini to a .132 batting average, recording a 0.50 ERA, as the Badgers improved to 25-3 overall and 3-0 in league play.

The honor is Darrah’s second of the season and fourth of her career.

Due to poor playing conditions in Madison, the Corydon, Iowa native -- and the Badgers -- will be making a trip to her home state this weekend when Wisconsin travels to Iowa City for a Big Ten series against the Hawkeyes, March 29-30. The league series, originally scheduled to be held in Madison, will take place in Iowa City. Start time on Friday will be at 4 p.m.

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

March 18:            
PL: Amanda Wagner, Sr., IND
P: Sara Driesenga, So., MICH
F: Cammi Prantl, OSU

March 25:            
PL: Sierra Romero, Fr., MICH
P: Cassandra Darrah, Jr., WIS
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

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