Alexis Osorio Named SEC Pitcher of the Week
Alabama sophomore pitcher Alexis Osorio has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week, announced by the Southeastern Conference on Monday.
Osorio collected three wins this week at the Easton Bama Bash, including complete-game victories over No. 15 Arizona and No. 14 Tennessee. She struck out 20 batters over 16.0 innings pitched and allowed just seven walks. She held the potent Wildcat offense to just three runs on three hits Friday night, striking out eight as the Tide won 4-3. On Saturday, Osorio pitched two shutout relief innings against Marshall, allowing just one hit and ultimately earning the win as Alabama rallied to win in the seventh inning. In the weekend finale, Osorio hung tough against 14th-ranked Tennessee, striking out nine while the Tide offense rallied to win in walk-off fashion. For her efforts over the weekend, she was named to the Easton Bama Bash All-Tournament Team.
So far this season, Osorio is 5-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 33.2 innings pitched. This is the first career SEC weekly honor for Osorio, though she was named the SEC Freshman of the Year last season. Alabama has now won at least one Pitcher of the Week award in each of the last three seasons including Jaclyn Traina in 2014 and Sydney Littlejohn and Leslie Jury in 2015.