This is gonna be a new weekly post series with quick facts and little tidbits of news from around the college softball world.
1. Auburn will be without its preseason All-SEC pitcher Makayla Martin, who will miss the next several weeks with a right-hand injury. Martin leads the team with an 11-2 record and 1.31 ERA in 15 appearances so far through her senior season.
2. Tennessee freshman catcher Ally Shipman is out for the season.
3. Kentucky senior third baseman Abbey Cheek on Wednesday afternoon hit her 48th-career home run tying her with Brittany Cervantes for the all-time Kentucky record of 48 career home runs. On Saturday she took solo control of the record with her 49th career home run against Missouri at John Cropp Stadium. Cheeks adds that record to the career RBI leader record she broke earlier this season.
4. Arkansas pitcher Mary Haff got a career game high 15 strikeouts in a complete game effort against Tennessee Saturday afternoon in a 1-0 pitching duel win for her.
5. Louisiana has been on an offensive tear so far this year. The Ragin’ Cajuns have increased their season extra base hits total to 98, which matches the output from the entire 2018 season (57 games played).
6. Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill last week struck out 12 batters in her game against Minnesota helping her to reach the milestone of the 1,000th strikeout in her career.
7. LSU got its first series sweep at Georgia this past weekend since 2001.
8. Alabama lost its first game of the season to Texas A&M in a Sunday afternoon game at The Aggies home Davis Diamond. The Tide is now 33-1 overall and 5-1 in SEC play. The Tide’s 33-win streak is the longest to start a season in program history and is tied for the third-longest in NCAA history.
9. Texas now has 64 doubles on the season. The Longhorns are chasing the school record of 86 doubles set by the 2012 team.
10. Florida catcher Kendyl Lindaman has proven to be one of the best transfers this season. She has brought a much needed offensive power bat to the Gators. Lindaman’s last six hits have been home runs.