Alabama Softball’s Alexis Osorio Named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week
Senior pitcher Alexis Osorio’s complete-game shutout over ninth-ranked Florida State helped the Riverside, Calif., native capture Co-Pitcher of the Week honors from the Southeastern Conference, it was announced Monday.
This week’s award is the first this season for Osorio and the fifth of her career. Overall, Alabama has won SEC Pitcher of the Week 38 times in program history.
Osorio pitched just one game this week but made the most of her lone start, throwing a complete-game shutout over ninth-ranked Florida State Friday night in Tuscaloosa. It was just the second time the Seminoles have been shut out this season and the most times they had been struck out, as Osorio fanned a season-high 10 batters. Only two of Florida State’s seven baserunners in the game made it to scoring position.
The 3-0 win improved Osorio’s season record to 3-1, owning a 0.56 ERA and 32 strikeouts over 25.0 innings pitched. The game pushed her career strikeout total to 866 as she continues to charge towards the 1,000-strikeout milestone at Alabama.
Osorio and the Crimson Tide resume action Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala., against UAB at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Seattle, Wash., for the Husky Classic starting Friday, March 2. There, the Tide will play BYU, Portland State and Northwestern along with a pair of games against tournament host and top-ranked Washington.
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