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Buckeyes go 3-0 on weekend, led by Reeder’s two shutout wins in the circle

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State softball player Kim Reeder garners Big Ten Pitcher of the Week accolades for the second time this season after earning her seventh and eighth wins of the year over the weekend at the NFCA Leadoff Classic. The senior pitcher threw two complete games, shutting out both Mississippi State and Illinois State to drop her ERA to 0.90 on the season. A native of Salinas, Calif., Reeder is 8-2 on the season in 12 appearances over 62.0 innings pitched. She has struck out 74 batters, including 19 in two games this weekend, and has allowed just three homeruns on the year. This is Reeder’s second weekly laurel of the season, and fourth overall.

“I am so excited that our team is continuing to succeed at such well-known tournaments,” Reeder said. “I am extremely proud of the great offensive output and ability that everyone has produced. It enables the team as a whole and me as a pitcher to acquire multiple shutouts against great teams. I am honored to be recognized by the Big Ten for a second time this season, as it is a testament to the entire team’s success this year.”

The No. 24/20 Buckeyes are 15-3 on the season after going 3-0 through the Leadoff Classic over the weekend. They have a weekend off before returning to action at 10 a.m. March 13 against Loyola (Ill.) at Louisville. Ohio State is also scheduled to face UIC and host Louisville once and Eastern Michigan twice during the tournament.

Last OSU Pitcher of the Week: Kim Reeder (Feb. 16, 2009)