BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A stellar weekend at the plate earned Kaylee Tow recognition from the Southeastern Conference, as the the product of Madisonville, Ky., was named the SEC Softball Player of the Week on Monday.
Tow paced the Alabama offense in an undefeated weekend at the Easton Bama Bash, going 11-for-14 (.786) at the plate with a team-leading seven runs scored and nine RBIs. She had four multi-hit performances, including a season-best three hits on Friday against Liberty and in back-to-back games against eighth-ranked LSU.
In the weekend finale against the Tigers, she scored three times and drove in a career-best five RBIs to help the Tide score 13 runs, its highest total in program history against LSU. For her efforts, she was named the Easton Bama Bash MVP.
The weekly conference award is the second of Tow’s career, previously winning on Feb. 11, 2019. Alabama has now earned 48 Player of the Week honor in program history.
Here is the SEC release highlighting the other players of the week:
SEC Player of the Week - Alabama's Kaylee Tow, a senior infielder from Madisonville, Ky., led the Crimson Tide with a .786 hitting percentage, 11 hits, nine RBI and seven runs scored over four wins last week. Tow had four multi-hit performances, including a season-best three hits Friday against Liberty and in back-to-back games against #8/9 LSU. Named MVP of the Easton Bama Bash, she scored three times and drove in a career-best five RBIs in Sunday's run-rule win over LSU, helping the team to its highest run total in program history against the Tigers.
SEC Pitcher of the Week - Florida's Katie Chronister, a left-handed fifth-year graduate from Gainesville, Fla., went 3-0 in the circle for the Gators during the Bubly Invitational. Chronister turned in career-highs in innings pitched (7.0 IP) and strikeouts (6) in the complete-game victory over Georgia Southern. She is now riding a career-long 19.1 scoreless inning streak after allowing only four hits and no runs this past week.
SEC Freshman of the Week - Kentucky's Erin Coffel, a freshman shortstop from Bremen, Ind., posted a .400 hitting percentage with 10 hits, 10 runs, and nine RBI in a 6-0 week for the Wildcats. Coffel scored at least one run in five consecutive games, had three multi-hit games, and tallied seven extra-base hits. She also had two three-RBI games to help push UK to its best start since 2014 at 9-0 as the Wildcats were crowned champions of the 2021 Campbell Invitational.