Badger Sports Roundup, Feb. 29

The weekend wrap for softball. Plus, results from men's golf; women's golfer Malinda Johnson receives conference honor

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Badgers go 5-1 at Frost Classic


The Wisconsin softball team traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn., to participate in the Frost Classic this weekend. The team posted a 5-1 record at the tournament and moved to 11-5 overall.


The team dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 9 Alabama Sunday but prior to that won five games, building an eight-game winning streak, which tied the school record. The Badgers defeated Tennessee Tech 3-0 and Buffalo 4-2 Friday before defeating Tennessee-Martin 11-6 and Chattanooga 6-0 Saturday. Wisconsin also defeated Marshall 2-0 Sunday before falling to Alabama.


Freshman pitcher Eden Brock pitched two shutouts, against Tennessee Tech and Chattanooga, while junior pitcher Katie Layne also picked up two wins against Tennessee-Martin and Marshall after relieving freshman pitcher Megan Smith against Tennessee-Martin.


Junior shortstop Kris Zacher had eight runs throughout the Classic, including a three-run game against Tennessee-Martin, which went into extra innings. Freshman third baseman Athena Vasquez had three runs batted in against Tennessee-Martin.


Johnson earns Big Ten POW accolades


Senior Malinda Johnson earned Big Ten Women's Golfer of the Week for her first-place finish at the Central District Classic Feb. 23 and 24. Johnson, who tied with two other golfers, had scores of 69-75-76 for a three-day total of 220.


Johnson had a career-low 144 strokes in the first two rounds and finished ahead of all other Big Ten players in the Central District Classic.


Men's golf competes at Emerald Coast Collegiate


Freshman Garrett Jones tied for fourth place with a three-hole score of 229 (76-75-78) while the Badgers took sixth at the Emerald Coast Collegiate in Gulf Breeze, Fla. The Badgers as a team shot 949 (317-319-313).


After a tough day Saturday, junior Kevin Tassistro moved from 38th to 16th Sunday, shooting a 75 in the third round. He shot 234 overall.


Host West Florida won the tournament with a team effort of 908. 

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