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Week 5: Softball Players of the Week

222 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week
Haley Fagan • Auburn
Redshirt Senior • IF • Dunnellon, Fla.

Fagan led team with .556 batting clip, reaching base in 10 of 14 plate appearances. She extended hitting streak to career-high 20 games and is currently riding a career-best on-base streak of 23 consecutive games. Fagan notched two of her team-leading seven multi-hit games. She scored game-tying run in series-opening win against LSU. Fagan launched a two-run double with a full count to put Auburn ahead in the bottom of the fifth to clinch series over LSU, just for the fourth series win against LSU in program history. She hit .714 with runners in scoring position and .625 with runners on base during the week. Fagan successfully advanced runners in eight of 10 chances (.800).

Pitcher of the Week
Alexis Osorio • Alabama
Junior • RHP • Riverside, Calif.

Osorio went 4-0 this week, including all three wins in the SEC opening series against Arkansas. She threw 19.2 shutout innings to push her scoreless innings streak to a career-best 35 innings. Osorio struck out 39 batters, an average of 1.98 per inning, with just three hits and five walks. She totaled 18 strikeouts in Tuesday's win over Loyola-Chicago, already her third game this season with at least 18 strikeouts. There are only two other 18-strikeout games in program history and only one other SEC pitcher has earned 18 strikeouts in a game since 2015. Osorio now owns an NCAA-leading 161 strikeouts over 65.2 innings pitched and is 13-1 with a 0.72 ERA.

Freshman of the Week
Ciara Bryan • Georgia
UT • Covington, Ga.

Bryan hit .625 in the UCF Wilson/DeMarini Tournament for the second-best average on the team. She was perfect at the plate in the first three games, including 2-for-2 in a win over Ohio State in which she scored a career-high three times. The utility player followed that performance with a personal-best four RBI against Delaware State, posting at least one in each plate appearance. Bryan then tacked on two more runs in the weekend's final game while helping the team with a no-hitter with a putout and assist at second base against DSU.