South Carolina and Texas meet at 1 p.m. CDT in the first of a possible two championship games
Four-run third and a two-run homer by Chelsea Hawkins provides the offense in the win
Seventh-inning homers by juniors Dana Hathorn and Ashlyn Masters leads South Carolina to victory
Kelley Dillon and Alaynie Page get the homers for the Gamecocks
Senior catcher Shelby Gonzales goes 2-for-3 with homer, 3 RBI
Picture evidence of the Gamecocks' 5-1 win over Houston to advance to the championship round of the Austin Regional
Shots from the winner's bracket game against No. 4 national seed Texas.
Pictures from the game-one win over Houston in the 2013 Austin Regional in the NCAA Softball Tournament
Shots from the Gamecocks' 6-3 win over No. 18/15 Kentucky in the first round of the 2013 SEC Softball Tournament
Pictures from South Carolina's SEC Tournament quarterfinal matchup against No. 4/4 Tennessee
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered five years in softball at Boiling Springs High School ... Led her team to a 4A Upper State runner-up finish three-straight years ... A three-time 4A all-state player as selected by the South Carolina Coaches Association for Women's Sports ... Three-time all-region player ... Also a member of the High School Sports Report (HSSR) AAAA All-State team ... Four-time all-area selection by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal and the paper's Player of the Year in 2011 ... Hit .394 with eight homers, seven triples and 38 runs scored as a senior ... Posted a .441 average with five triples, 10 homers, 43 RBI and 37 runs scored during her junior year, earning her a spot on the MaxPreps Junior All-America Team ... Stole 27 bases over her final three seasons ... Named a Player of the Week by WYFF in 2010 ... Also lettered in volleyball for the Bulldogs ... Played with the Carolina Elite travel ball team led by Tony Genovese.
PERSONAL: Alaynie Sloan Page is the daughter of Richard and Stefanie Page ... Her nickname is Boo ... Lists fishing as one of her hobbies and likes listening to country music ... Her favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton ... Wants to work for ESPN one day ... Says her dad was her biggest influence in softball ... Majoring in sports and entertainment management.