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    SEC Softball Players Of The Week

    SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
    Anissa Young - LSU
    Jr., 1B, Fontana, Calif.


    Young had a weekend to remember as LSU swept No. 1 Alabama. It marked the first time since 2004, a run of 57 series when LSU also accomplished the feat, that the Crimson Tide lost all three games of a weekend series. In the longest game in LSU program history, Young cranked a solo walkoff blast in the 14th inning to claim the series opener. Friday’s long ball made Young the 29th player in program history to collect 100 career hits. Her encore performance during game two of the series was just as dramatic. She belted a two-run shot in the 10th inning off three-time All-American and reigning SEC Pitcher of the Year Kelsi Dunne to extend her hitting streak to a career-long eight games.    

    SEC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
    Brittany Mack - LSU
    Jr., Round Rock, Texas 


    Mack was a key component of LSU’s sweep of top-ranked Alabama. She went 2-0 with a stout 0.32 ERA and garnered 25 strikeouts in her 22 frames of action. The Round Rock, Texas, native earned two of the three wins in the circle over the Tide highlighted by a two-hit shutout with nine Ks during the series finale. At one point, Mack retired 14 consecutive batters and it marked only the second time on the season that the high-octane Alabama offense failed to score. During the series opener, Mack gutted out all 14 innings and racked up a career-high 14 strikeouts on an astounding 234 pitches. She stranded 16 Alabama base runners, 10 in scoring position.             
     
    SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
    Melissa Davin - Tennessee
    1B/DP, Fresno, Calif.   


    Davin burst on the scene with an impressive week at #2 Georgia and Ole Miss. Davin started all five contests, hit .500 (7-of-14) overall with four runs scored, two doubles, her first career triple, a HR and six RBIs. At #2 UG she went 1-for-2 in the opener with a two-run HR that sealed a 5-1 victory and then followed that up with a career-high three-hit effort in the nightcap with a single, double and triple, just missing the cycle by a HR. At Ole Miss, she knocked in a pair of runs on a 2B in a 10-3 victory over the Rebels and was a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI in the series finale as UT routed UM 9-0.