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Week 1: Softball Players of the Week

17 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Florida Athletics

SEC Player of the Week - Florida's Charla Echols, a junior third baseman from Newnan, Ga., became the first Gator in program history to start the season 6-for-6 at the plate. Echols broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the 7th inning with her two-RBI double to center field that helped secure Florida's season-opening win over USF. In the second game against the Bulls, she hit her first career triple in the first inning and followed with a three-run homer in the second inning.

SEC Pitcher of the Week - Alabama's Montana Fouts, a junior right-hander from Grayson, Ky., pitched 11.0 shutout innings over two starts, allowing just one hit and one walk with 20 strikeouts. Fouts was a part of a combined perfect game in the season opener at Alabama State, her first perfect game and fifth in program history. She followed that with a complete-game shutout against Louisville, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out 11.

SEC Co-Freshmen of the Week - Auburn's Maddie Penta, a right-handed pitcher from Chesapeake City, Md., led the Tigers' pitching staff with two complete-game performances to go undefeated in the circle over the opening weekend. In her first collegiate start, Penta tossed Auburn's first no-hitter since 2018 and 26th overall. She struck out 13 batters in 12 innings of work.

Georgia's Sydney Chambley, an outfielder from Dallas, Ga., batted .833 on the week with five hits, two runs scored and six RBI to begin her collegiate career. Chambley tied Georgia's single-game record with two triples against Virginia.