April 9, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Sophomores Stephanie Peace and Cassandra Darrah have been named Big Ten Softball Player and Co-Pitcher of the week, respectively. Peace and Darrah helped Wisconsin to six wins last week, including a three-game sweep of Minnesota in league play over the weekend.
Peace hit .625 in six games, recording a 1.375 slugging percentage and posting a .700 on-base percentage. The shortstop came up big in Wisconsin’s historic come-from-behind victory over Minnesota on Saturday, April 7, going 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and a home run.
Darrah capped off a perfect week with a sweep over Minnesota. Darrah earned her 10th win of the season with a complete game shutout at UIC on Tuesday and followed it up with a 3-1 win over Loyola Chicago the following day.
The right-hander earned her 12th win and sixth shutout of the season on Friday against Minnesota and defeated the Gophers again on Saturday to finish the week with a 4-0 record. She allowed just one earned run in 28 innings of work, recording a 0.25 ERA, struck out 22 and only allowed one extra base hit.
It is the first time in school history that the Badgers have earned two Big Ten honors in the same week, while Darrah becomes the first pitcher of the week for Wisconsin since Eden Brock earned the award on March 6, 2007.
Wisconsin wraps up a five-game home stand on Tuesday, April 10, when it hosts Western Illinois in a doubleheader at Goodman Diamond. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.