In relief, Nickie Blue picks up her eighth win
Kristen Struett hits her first homer of the year in the victory
Sarah Mooney clinches shortened game with fourth-inning homer
Homers by Ard and Mooney and an 11-run seventh lead to the win
Freshman Kaylea Snaer continues tear, goes 2-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI in victory
Shots from South Carolina's season-opening win over Iowa at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field
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
2013 (FRESHMAN): The Gamecocks' starting left fielder and No. 2 hitter for all 59 games ... Ranked second on the team in many categories, including 46 runs, seven homers, 36 RBI and 15 stolen bases ... Drew a team-high 26 walks, which ranks 13th in Gamecock single-season history ... Her 46 runs tied for 15th, while the 0.78 runs per game stands 10th ... Her seven homers tied for 11th in a year at South Carolina ... Got hit seven times, tying for third on the single-season charts there ... The 15 steals tied for 14th all-time ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and three runs scored in her debut at Stetson (2/8) ... Her first homer came the next day in a 2-for-3 outing against Michigan State (2/9) ... Tied the then-school record with four runs in the 14-4 win over Stetson (2/9) ... Posted four-consecutive two-hit games (2/24-3/2) ... Had two doubles in the win over Alabama State before adding a homer later in the day against Kennesaw State (3/2) ... Scored four times, stole two bases and drove in three while adding a homer in a 2-for-3 day in the win over Massachusetts (3/8) ... Hit a homer against No. 4/6 Alabama (3/16) ... Tripled home the game-winning run at Campbell (3/19) ... Scored two runs in the victory at No. 13/12 LSU (3/24) ... Went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and two runs in the Friday win at Mississippi State (4/26) ... Had a two-run blast in the first game at No. 6/7 Texas (5/18).
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.