A bright spot in Alabama softball’s slow start to the 2020 season has been the pitching of Lexi Kilfoyl and the Southeastern Conference recognized that on Monday, naming Kilfoyl the SEC Freshman of the Week.

Her one-hit shutout over top-ranked Washington highlighted a stellar week in the circle for the Alabama freshman. Kilfoyl also led the Crimson Tide pitching staff with 14.2 innings pitched across four appearances at last week’s St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational. She posted a 1-0 record with five runs allowed, four earned, while striking out 16. Her first appearance of the weekend came in a start against No. 1 Washington, holding the Huskies scoreless on just one hit with six strikeouts in the five-inning, run-rule victory. She made three more relief appearances over the weekend, including a pair of ranked matchups against No. 2 UCLA and No. 16 Oklahoma State where she pitched a combined 9.0 innings with five runs allowed and eight strikeouts.

The weekly honor is the first of Kilfoyl’s career and the first for Alabama this season. The Tide have claimed 24 Freshman of the Week awards in program history, with Montana Fouts last doing so on May 6, 2019.

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