Senior right-hander Tatum Edwards was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Monday, her first pitching accolade of the year. She earned the weekly recognition after helping Nebraska sweep a three-game series at Michigan State, which stretched the Huskers conference winning streak to 11 games and overall win streak to 10 games.
Edwards was honored as the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week for the fifth time in her career, as she took home the award twice in 2012 and twice in 2013. Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on March 3.
A native of Murrieta, Calif., Edwards tossed a shutout in each of her two appearances last week. She opened the Huskers’ series at Michigan State with a five-hit shutout in game one, then fired a two-hit shutout in game three. Edwards stretched her scoreless innings streak to 22.2 innings with 13.0 shutout innings over the weekend. She also did not allow an extra-base hit in the series and struck out 11.
Edwards also contributed offensively, going 5-for-8 at the plate with four runs, two doubles, one homer and four RBIs. She added three walks to post a .727 on-base percentage that complemented a 1.250 slugging percentage.
Nebraska will put its winning streaks on the line on Wednesday, when the Huskers travel to Madison, Wis., to face a Wisconsin team that has won 13 straight games, including nine consecutive Big Ten Conference games.