Tide Frosh Traina Softball Honoree

Alabama Softball Coach Patrick Murphy is an efficient recruiter. Why sign a hitter and a pitcher when you can get both for one scholarship? The Crimson Tide has an outstanding freshman star who can do it on offense and in the circle, and the Southeastern Conference recognized that this week.

The SEC selected Alabama's Jackie Traina of Naples, Fla., as the Softball Freshman Player of the Week.

Traina, a pitcher, did her work at the plate for the Tide this weekend, earning Bama Bash MVP honors.

Traina led Alabama in seven offensive categories, including average (.667), hits (8), HR (3), RBI (10), slugging percentage (1.417) and on base percentage (.765). Traina recorded three multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games.

The rookie also posted a win in the circle, a one-hitter against Syracuse on Sunday.

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