McIntosh named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week


ON WISCONSIN <b>McIntosh's no-hitter against Minnesota was Wisconsin's first ever against a Big Ten opponent.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
McIntosh's no-hitter against Minnesota was Wisconsin's first ever against a Big Ten opponent.
ON WISCONSIN

April 8, 2013

MADISON, Wis. -- Senior Meghan McIntosh etched her name in the Badgers’ record book Sunday afternoon when she threw her second no-hitter of the season. McIntosh became just the second pitcher in school history to record the feat, joining Andrea Kirchberg in the books and earning her second Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor.

“We are happy that Meghan (McIntosh) could be a leader for us and get the no-hitter,” said head coach Yvette Healy following the game. “It was needed in a tough time and showed a lot of leadership.”

The no-hitter against Minnesota was Wisconsin’s first ever against a Big Ten opponent.

McIntosh went the distance against the Gophers, pitching six hitless innings, striking out eight and walking five. The Badgers’ offense backed up McIntosh with 10 runs on 11 hits for the six-inning win.

With the win, McIntosh improved to 8-2 on the year. The Sierra Vista, Ariz., native owns a 1.07 ERA, appearing in 58.2 innings with nine earned runs.

The honor is McIntosh’s second of the season and career; she earned her first career honor following a no-hitter against Eastern Kentucky on March 10.

McIntosh and the Badgers (28-6) are set to open the season at Goodman Diamond on Wednesday against Northern Iowa (14-21). First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 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

April 1                  
PL: Amy Letourneau, So., NU
P: Kelly Smith, Jr., MSU
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

April 8                  
PL: Sierra Romero, Fr., MICH
PL: Mari Majam, Jr., NU
P: Meghan McIntosh, Sr., WIS
F: Sierra Romero, MICH

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