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Alexis Osorio repeats as Preseason All-SEC after stellar soph season

Junior Alabama softball pitcher Alexis Osorio gets SEC recognition

Alexis Osorio didn’t disappoint after she was named 2016 Preseason All-Southeastern Conference following her freshman season. When the SEC’s coaches voted on this year’s Preseason All-SEC team, they recognized the junior pitcher by selecting her again.
Last season, Osorio made 23 starts and 19 relief appearances, earning a 19-7 record with a team-leading 2.39 ERA and seven saves. She struck out 273 batters over 184 2/3 innings, an average of 1.48 per inning, with just 74 walks allowed for a 3.69 K:BB ratio. She pitched as part of a combined no-hitter against UAB on Feb. 16, 2016 and, just four days later, threw her own no-hitter in her first start of the season against Mercer on Feb. 20.
She was even more dominant in postseason play, going 4-1 with a 0.57 ERA allowing just four runs, three earned, over 36 2/3 innings with 59 strikeouts.
For her career, Osorio is 41-16 with a 2.06 ERA and has 500 strikeouts over 376.2 innings pitched. Her 9.29 strikeouts-per-game is second in program history and her opposing batting average of .183 is third.
Osorio, a native of Riverside, Calif., is one of three returning pitchers for the Crimson Tide in 2017, along with 2016 All-America Sydney Littlejohn and Madi Moore, who went 9-0 as a freshman last season.
The Tide opens its 2017 season at the Kickin’ Chicken Classic in Conway, S.C., on Feb. 10-12, facing Towson, Coastal Carolina and Youngstown State. Alabama’s home opener will take place the following Wednesday, Feb. 15, against South Alabama at 5 p.m. CST.

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