Andrews Named SEC Player of the Week
Asst. Communications Director
BATON ROUGE – After leading the LSU softball team on offense over the weekend, LSU sophomore Aliyah Andrews was named the SEC Player of the Week, as released by the conference Tuesday morning.
“Aliyah was the key to our offense last weekend,” said head coach Beth Torina. “She was a huge reason why we were able to take the series from Auburn. She works hard every day and is very deserving of this honor.”
Andrews led the team at the plate in the series sweep of then-No. 10 Auburn with a .692 batting average. She recorded nine hits in 13 at-bats and finished the weekend with a .714 on-base percentage and a .846 slugging percentage as the Tigers’ lead-off hitter.
The sophomore started off the series Friday, taking the very first pitch over Auburn’s head in left field for her first career triple.
Andrews ended up scoring the game-winning runs in both the second and third games of the series, which clinched the first sweep of Auburn since the 2010 season. She put together a career-high of four hits in the 14-inning thriller Friday night. For the weekend, she recorded six assists and did not commit an error on six chances in left field.
This is the 34th SEC Player of the Week honor in program history and the first for Andrews and the 2018 season.
What’s On Deck
LSU returns to action Tuesday night against WKU at 6 p.m. CT. The game will stream live on SECN+ and live stats will be available at LSUstats.com.
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