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Week 10: Softball Players of the Week

26 days ago
SEC Staff
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SEC Player of the Week - Tennessee's Kiki Milloy, a sophomore centerfielder from Woodinville, Wash., batted .467 (7-for-15) to help the Lady Vols earn two wins over in-state foe Tennessee State and the series win at South Carolina. On the week, Milloy recorded three runs scored, a double, a triple, two RBI and six stolen bases.

SEC Pitcher of the Week - Tennessee's Ashley Rogers, a junior right-hander from Athens, Tenn., registered two wins along with her second save of the season in the circle for the Lady Vols. Rogers fanned 35 batters over 23.1 innings pitched, including two 10+ strikeout outings, to increase her season total to 210.

SEC Co-Newcomers of the Week - Auburn's Maddison Koepke, a sophomore third baseman from Dacula, Ga., batted .500 with three hits, two RBI and one run scored to help the Tigers earn a pair on non-conference victories and the series win over No. 12 Kentucky. Koepke started all five games at third base, recording a perfect fielding percentage with four putouts and three assists.

LSU's Raeleen Gutierrez, a freshman utility player from Upland, Calif., batted .500 to help the Tigers claim the non-conference series over NC State. Gutierrez tallied four hits (including a home run), two RBI and one run scored.

SEC Co-Freshmen of the Week - Auburn's Maddie Penta, a freshman right-handed pitcher from Chesapeake City, Md., posted two wins in the circle for the Tigers. Penta first held Alabama State to two hits in just six innings to combine with KK Dismukes for the shutout victory. She then earned her first victory in conference play with a complete-game performance against No. 12 Kentucky. On the week, Penta struck out 15 batters and held her opponents to a .143 batting average.

Missouri's Jenna Laird, a freshman shortstop from East Meadow, N.Y., posted a .462 batting average with six hits, six runs scored and five RBI on the week, including  the series sweep over Mississippi State. In game one against the Bulldogs, Laird recorded a home run in her first two at-bats for her first multi-home run effort. She followed that with a pair of doubles in game two, scoring each time. Laird closed out the series with the game-winning run in the top of the sixth inning.