Alabama baseball sophomore right fielder Owen Diodati is the Bama Central Crimson Tide Athlete of the Week for Feb. 15-21.
Diodati batted an even .300 over the weekend with three hits in 10 at-bats. Two of those hits were home runs, with the first being a crucial game-tying two-run home run to right-center field on Saturday, setting the stage for a walk-off home run by sophomore third baseman Zane Denton in the ninth.
Diodati's second home run came on Sunday afternoon in the form of a sixth-inning grand slam over the fence in left field. Prior to the home run, the Crimson Tide was winning 5-4, but the grand slam sealed the deal and created a lead that the Cowboys could not overcome.
For the weekend, Diodati finished with four runs and a team-leading six RBIs.
1. Kaylee Tow (senior first base, softball)
- Went 11-for-14 over the course of the weekend series (.786)
- Registered seven runs and nine RBIs
2. Jaden Shackelford (sophomore guard, men's basketball)
- Recorded 27 points in the Crimson Tide's 82-78 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday
- Also accounted for four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal in the victory
3. Luisa Blanco (sophomore all-around, gymnastics)
- Earned two incredible 9.975 marks on the beam and the floor in Alabama's upset of No. 2 LSU
- Finished with an all-around total of 39.825
Weekly Winners of the Spring 2021 Semester:
Dec. 28-Jan. 3: John Petty Jr.
Jan. 4-10: Herb Jones
Jan. 11-17: DeVonta Smith
Jan. 18-24: Josh Primo
Jan. 25-31: Jaden Shackelford
Feb. 1-7: Jaden Shackelford
Feb. 8-14: Jasmine Walker
Feb. 15-21: Owen Diodati
Weekly Winners of the Fall 2020 Semester:
Sept. 14-20: Riley Mattingly
Sept. 21-27: Jaylen Waddle
Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Mac Jones
Oct. 5-11: Najee Harris
Oct. 12-18: DeVonta Smith
Oct. 19-25: Jaylen Waddle
Oct. 26-Nov. 1: DeVonta Smith
Nov. 2-8: Felicia Knox
Nov. 9-15: Kennedy Muckelroy
Nov. 16-22: DeVonta Smith
Nov. 23-29: Ariyah Copeland
Nov. 30-Dec. 6: DeVonta Smith
Dec. 7-Dec. 13: Brian Robinson Jr.
Dec. 14-20: Najee Harris
Dec. 21-27: Jaden Shackelford