Only three weeks into the season, Bri Ellis has earned her first SEC Player of the Week award after going 10-14 from the plate in Auburn softball's six games last week. Behind the slugging of Ellis, the No. 20 Tigers are winners of 13-straight.
Following a prolific freshman campaign, Ellis has now earned four weekly SEC honors, with this being the first SEC Player of the Week award for her career.
Ellis kicked things off last Wednesday when the Tigers run-ruled UAB and the sophomore slugger had two hits, two RBIs and one home run in three plate appearances for Auburn.
“I’m proud of us for coming out here and putting five runs on the board in the first inning,” Ellis said following Wednesday’s victory. “It doesn’t matter who you are playing. That can be hard to do, especially in a midweek. I think we did a good job of staying focused and turning it around from school to game.”
Ellis hit .714 from the plate, with four home runs and three doubles during the Tiger’s six wins, and seven of her 10 hits went for extra bases. After recording no hits through the first two contests of the year, Ellis is now batting .474 for the Tigers.
Following the weekend series, Ellis now has 25 home runs in her career, bringing her to No. 12 in program history through just 16 games in her sophomore season.
As it stands currently, Ellis is No. 2 in the SEC in RBIs (20), No. 5 in slugging percentage (.974) and No. 6 in home runs (5).
Ellis will look to lead the Tigers' offense once again as Auburn travels to Troy for a Wednesday night clash. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. CT, and Auburn will return home next weekend for the Jane B. Moore Memorial Tournament.
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