Ashley Hagemann Named Big XII Pitcher of the week

Junior right-hander Ashley Hagemann was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. The award is the first of the season for Hagemann and the second of her career.


Hagemann pitched every inning for Nebraska last week, leading the Huskers to a 3-0 record.  Hagemann was dominant in each start, posting a 3-0 record with one shutout and a 1.00 ERA. In 21.0 innings, Hagemann allowed only eight hits, as opposing batters hit a paltry .119 against her. She added 31 strikeouts – an average of 10.3 per game – and walked only three.


In a 7-2 win against Creighton in mid-week action, Hagemann tossed a two-hitter and struck out a season-high 13 batters without issuing a walk. Hagemann struck out the first seven batters of the game against Creighton and eight of the first nine Bluejays to come to the plate. Hagemann then tossed a one-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory at Kansas on Saturday, adding seven strikeouts as only one Jayhawk advanced past first base in the game. She took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of that game, allowing only a single. In game two, Hagemann tossed a five-hitter and allowed one run, while striking out 11 and walking only one.


On the season, Hagemann is 22-3 with a 1.67 ERA and 200 strikeouts in 150.2 innings. She leads the Big 12 in wins, innings pitched and appearances (28), while ranking second in strikeouts and starts (20), third in saves (2) and opponent batting average (.172), fourth in complete games (16), fifth in shutouts (6) and eighth in ERA.