Badger Sports Roundup, the week in preview

A look at the week ahead in Badger athletics

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Softball: Wisconsin v. Illinois-Chicago, Tuesday, April 6 at 5 p.m. CDT; v. Loyola, Wednesday, April 7 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; at Northwestern Friday, April 9 at 3 p.m. and Saturday April 10 at noon; and at Michigan State, Sunday, April 11 at noon and 2:30 p.m.


The Badgers fell to 19-16 after dropping a pair of games to Penn State and splitting a double header with Ohio State over the weekend to open Big Ten play.


Wisconsin plays its home opener at Goodman Diamond Tuesday against Illinois-Chicago, the first of seven games this week.


Batting Leaders

Hits: Kris Zacher, 38 (.342 average)

RBI: Zacher, 23

Runs: Sam Polito 24

HR: Anastasia Miller, 3


Pitching Leaders

Wins: Katie Layne, 9-7

IP: Layne, 88.0

ERA: Eden Brock, 1.48


Men's track: Wisconsin at SeaRay Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10.


Wisconsin will only compete in running events this weekend. The team's field competitors took part in the Texas Relays last weekend, with Ashraf Fadel picking up an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the decathlon. The Badgers now have three provisional qualifiers for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, with Fadel joining 10,000 meter runners Tim Keller and Tim Nelson. Simon Bairu has an automatic qualifying time in the 10,000.


Women's tennis: Wisconsin v. Iowa, Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m. and v. Minnesota, Sunday, April 11 at 11 a.m. (Nielsen Tennis Stadium).


The Badgers (8-9 overall, 1-3 Big Ten) play their next four matches at home.


Team wins leaders

Singles: Katie McGaffigan (No. 1), 10-7

Doubles: McGaffigan/Lindsay Martin (No. 1), 10-7


Men's tennis: Wisconsin at Iowa, Saturday, April 10 at noon and at Minnesota, Sunday, April 11 at noon.


Team wins leaders

Singles: Alex Kasarov (No. 1), Scott Green (No. 2, 3, 4), Ward Bortz (No. 5), 8-6

Doubles: Kasarov/David Hippee (No. 1), 10-3


Men's golf: Wisconsin at Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.


The Badgers will face their first competition in nearly a month when they travel to play at the 7,272-yard Kampen Course, which is also the site of the 2004 NCAA Central Regional. Teams will play 36 holes Saturday and 18 holes Sunday.


Freshman Garrett Jones leads Wisconsin with a 74.4 average.


Men's crew: Wisconsin v. Michigan, Saturday, April 10 at 7 a.m. (Lake Mendota, weather permitting)


The fifth-ranked Badgers hit the water for their first race of the spring season.


Football: Annual spring game, Saturday, April 10 at 1 p.m. (Lussier Stadium at Madison La Follette High School)


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