Senior right-hander Ashley Hagemann was Nebraska's lone all-region selection as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday. Hagemann earned second-team All-Midwest region honors for the second consecutive season.
Hagemann was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2012 after posting a 23-17 record with a 2.62 ERA. Hagemann was a workhorse for the Huskers in her final season, appearing in 47 of Nebraska's 55 games, including 38 starts. She threw nearly 75 percent of NU's total innings while continuing to be one of the nation's top strikeout pitchers. Hagemann struck out 320 batters in 2012, a total that currently ranks sixth nationally. She was the only pitcher in the Big Ten Conference to strike out 300 batters this season, and she joined Ashley DeBuhr as the only Huskers to post back-to-back 300-strikeout seasons. Her 320 strikeouts this season gave her 988 career strikeouts, as she ended her career as Nebraska's all-time strikeout leader.
In addition to the high strikeout total, Hagemann also proved difficult to hit, as opponents managed a paltry .210 average against her. She added seven shutouts and one save, while earning complete-game victories over then-No. 8 Arizona and then-No. 11 Missouri. Hagemann picked up 10 of her 23 wins during Nebraska's Big Ten season, leading the Huskers to a third-place finish in their first year in the league.
On the national level, Hagemann not only ranks sixth in strikeouts, but she is 20th in strikeouts per seven innings and 39th in wins. Hagemann also left her mark on the Husker record books in her senior season. Her 320 strikeouts were the second-most ever by a Husker senior and ranked fourth overall in school history. Hagemann also ranked fourth in school history with 34 complete games, sixth with 261.1 innings pitched and tied for 10th with 23 victories. Her 34 complete games also ranked second among senior pitchers in Nebraska history.
Hagemann's senior season also helped her rank highly among several Nebraska career charts. In addition to finishing as Nebraska's all-time strikeout leader, Hagemann ranks third in Husker history in innings pitched (821.0) and complete games (87), fourth in wins (75), sixth in saves (8), eighth in shutouts (20) and ninth in no-hitters (1).