Senior right-hander Ashley Hagemann was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.
Hagemann is the second Husker softball player to earn a weekly award this season, as classmate Ashley Guile was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Feb. 13. For Hagemann, it was the third weekly honor of her career, as she earned Big 12 Pitcher-of-the-Week accolades once in both 2009 and 2011.
A native of Elkhorn, Neb., Hagemann was honored for throwing a pair of shutouts last week against South Dakota. In game one, Hagemann fired a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. She then threw a two-hit shutout and struck out 12 in five-inning complete game in game two. In the doubleheader against the Coyotes, Hagemann did not allow a run in 12.0 innings, allowed only three hits and did not allow a runner past second base.
Hagemann started both games of last week's doubleheader to mark her 13th and 14th consecutive starts in the circle for Nebraska. Hagemann, who has allowed one earned run or less in six consecutive starts, owns a 1.90 ERA and four shutouts while starting the Huskers' last 14 games.
Hagemann and her Husker teammates travel to Omaha to face UNO on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations