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Week 5: Softball Players of the Week

274 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week
Aliyah Andrews • LSU
Sophomore • LF • Oldsmar, Fla.

Andrews led the team at the plate in the series sweep of No. 10 Auburn with her .692 batting average. It was the first sweep of Auburn in a three-game series since 2010. Andrews recorded nine hits in 13 at-bats against the Tigers, and finished the weekend with a .714 on-base percentage and a .846 slugging percentage as a lead-off hitter. She took the first pitch of the series to left field for her first career triple. Andrews scored the game-winning run in both the second and third game of the series. She put together a career-high four hits in the 14-inning win on Friday night. Andrews recorded six assists on the weekend and did not commit an error in six chances in left field.

Pitchers of the Week
Alexis Osorio • Alabama
Senior • RHP • Riverside, Calif.

Osorio started the weekend throwing the 35th no-hitter in program history and the seventh of her career (4 solo, 3 combined) against Boston College, striking out 11 batters. She allowed just two baserunners in the complete-game victory on a walk and hit-by-pitch. Osorio then set a new Alabama single-game strikeout record and tied an NCAA record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 21 strikeouts over 7.0 innings against Fordham on Saturday. It is just the second time in NCAA history a pitcher has thrown 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game (Cal's Michele Granger - March 22, 1991 against Creighton). She capped the weekend with a save on Sunday against Samford, her third of the season. Osorio was named MVP of the Easton Crimson Classic.

Freshman of the Week
Mia Davidson • Mississippi State
C/IF • Hillsborough, N.C.

Over the week, Davidson led the team in hits (8), runs scored (9), doubles (3) and home runs (3). She owned a 1.429 slugging percentage over MSU's five-game slate. During Sunday's finale against UMass Lowell, Davidson tied her career high with three hits, including a double and a home run. She also tied her career high with three RBI versus Illinois with help of a double and home run. Davidson is currently tied for first place in home runs in the SEC. She is the only Bulldog to record 20+ hits, runs scored and RBI this season.