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    SEC Softball Players Of The Week

    The Southeastern Conference announced its softball weekly honors on Monday, recognizing outstanding performances on the diamond from the opening week of the season.

    Player of the Week
    Griffin Joiner • Kentucky
    Junior • Hopkinsville, Ky.
     
    • Paced Kentucky offensively over the weekend with a .667 batting average, belting three home runs and two double.
    • Had two home runs in UK’s season opener vs. Santa Clara, tying the school record for most home runs in a game.
    • Third homer came against Loyola Marymount and was a grand slam, the first of her career.
    • Went 4-for-4 against Loyola Marymount with a double, grand slam and five RBI.
    • Started the year on a five-game hitting streak.
    • Had a hit against No. 2 Oklahoma to get UK’s offense going.
    • Has recorded an extra-base hit in three of UK’s four games.
    • Four hits vs. Loyola Marymount tied a career high.
    • Her performance helped Kentucky to a 5-0 start for the first time in school history.
     
    Pitcher of the Week
    Lauren Haeger • Florida
    Junior • Peoria, Ariz.
     
    • Pitched her first career no-hitter Sunday in UF’s 5-1 win over Wisconsin. 
    • Tied her career-high with 11 strikeouts in the win over the Badgers. 
    • Had seven strikeouts in the Gators win over Illinois State.
    • Sunday marked the 11th time the junior has worked 4+ innings (or 3+ in a 5-inning win) while allowing 0 runs. 
    • For the weekend, pitched 13.0 innings in two wins.  She allowed two earned runs in three hits, walking five.
     
    Freshman of the Week
    Baylee Corbello • LSU
    Pitcher • Lake Charles, La.
     
    • Made her LSU debut over the weekend at the Tiger Classic and became the fourth freshmen in team history to record double-digit strikeouts in consecutive games as she earned a 1-1 record. 
    • She was named to the Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team after she fanned 10 against Minnesota to become the fifth pitcher in program history to reach double digit Ks in their first start. 
    • She then tied for the third most strikeouts in a game by a freshman with 13 against Oklahoma State. She held the Cowgirls to just one hit in the complete-game shutout. 
    • At one point, the Lake Charles, La. native retired 11-straight OSU batters in the win. 
    • She closed out the game in style and worked her way out of a bases loaded with back-to-back strikeouts.  
    • Her 23 Ks is tied for the SEC lead after one weekend of play.