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Alabama’s Alexis Osorio named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week after no-hitter and NCAA record-tying performance

March 14, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK - - Alabama’s Alexis Osorio named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week after no-hitter and NCAA record-tying performance

Alabama’s Alexis Osorio named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week after no-hitter and NCAA record-tying performance

OKLAHOMA CITY — A perfect 2-0 weekend in the circle, which included a no-hitter and an NCAA record-tying performance, has landed Alabama’s Alexis Osorio (Riverside, Calif.) USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week honors, USA Softball announced today. Starting her week with a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Osorio turned in another dominating performance by tying an NCAA record with 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game.

"I want to thank USA Softball for naming me Player of the Week,” said Osorio. “My success wouldn't be possible without the support of my teammates, coaches and support staff on and off the field. I always share my success with them and will do the same with this award."

In her first outing in the circle on the week, Osorio fanned 11 batters and allowed just two baserunners in a complete game shutout win over Boston College. Osorio then set a new Alabama single-game strikeout record and tied an NCAA record for strikeouts in a seven-inning game with 21 strikeouts in a 7-2 win over Fordham. She capped off the weekend with a save against Samford after she entered and struck out her lone batter faced in the seventh inning.

"It's a special time in an athlete's career when they can make history,” said Alabama Head Coach, Patrick Murphy. “She's a great young lady who fought through some adversity to start the season but no one on the team doubted her. We all know what she's capable of and are always confident in her. She had a great day on Friday and an even better day on Saturday with 21 strikeouts. It's a moment everyone on the team can talk about to their grandchildren 50 years from now around the Thanksgiving table."

For the week, Osorio had 33 strikeouts with two hits and two runs allowed for a 0.98 ERA. This marks the second time in her career Osorio has been named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week, having earned the honor in Week 5 of the 2017 season.

2018 USA Softball National Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 8-11): Vanessa Shippy – Oklahoma State – Senior – Infield – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Week 2 (Feb. 12-18): Kylee Hanson – Florida State – RS Senior – Pitcher – Jupiter, Fla.
Co-Week 3 (Feb. 19-25): Kelly Barnhill – Florida – Junior – Pitcher – Marietta, Ga.
Co-Week 3 (Feb. 19-25): Rachel Garcia – UCLA – RS Sophomore – Pitcher – Palmdale, Calif.
Week 4 (Feb. 26-March 4): Jessica Hartwell – Texas Tech – Junior – Infield – Galt, Calif.
Week 5 (March 5-11): Alexis Osorio – Alabama – Senior – Pitcher – Riverside, Calif.

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