Bama's Braud Gets Another SEC Honor

Alabama softball freshman infielder Kayla Braud (Eugene, Ore.) was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The honor is the third of the season for the newcomer.



Braud batted .727 (8-for-11) with eight runs, a home run and six RBI last week. The Alabama newcomer smacked a double, a triple and also swiped two bags in the four games. In Alabama's final two games against Florida Braud had back-to-back three hit games and drove in five runs and scored four times herself in the two game span.

The Eugene, Ore., native now owns a .505 batting average on the season with a .588 clip in SEC play, which currently leads the conference.

With Braud's help Alabama now leads the SEC in team batting average (.340), runs (93), hits (99), doubles (16), home runs (24), RBI (81), stolen bases (20), total bases (195), slugging percentage (.670) and on base percentage (.456) through the first three weeks of conference play.

The Crimson Tide will head back into conference play this weekend with a rare Friday-Saturday three game series due to Easter. Alabama will take on in-state rival Auburn down on the plains with a single game Friday at 6 p.m. The Tide and the Tigers will finish off the series with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

Saturday's first game will be televised live on CSS and simulcast on ESPN360.com. The second game of the doubleheader will be available live on ESPN360.com and will be shown on tape delay Sunday at 4 p.m.

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