Senior Kaylea Snaer goes 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a walk and three RBI in the victory
The Boiling Springs, S.C., native is the second Gamecock to earn a spot in Beverly Smith’s tenure
South Carolina closes the year with a 38-23 record
Gamecocks move on to face No. 8 national seed Florida State on Sunday at 12 noon
Shots from the Gamecocks' second shutout of No. 24/24 USF in the 2016 Tallahassee Regional.
Shots from South Carolina's winner's bracket game vs. No. 8 national seed and 7th-ranked Florida State on May 21, 2016.
Photos from South Carolina's 2-0 win over No. 24/24 USF in the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional on May 20, 2016.
Shots from SC's 2-1 Sat. win vs. No. 4/4 Alabama for a sellout crowd at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
Shots from South Carolina's win in the series finale against Ole Miss, 7-5.
- 2015 NFCA First-Team All-America (At-Large/OF)
- 2015 First-Team All-SEC (OF)
- 2015 First-Team NFCA All-Southeast Region (OF)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Tied the program’s all-time home run record with 33 round-trippers … Also finished second in walks (106), third in runs per game (0.76), home runs per game (0.14) and hit-by-pitches (23), fourth in slugging percentage (.552), RBI (134) and walks per game (0.46), fifth in on-base percentage (.426), runs (176), triples (12), total bases (379), RBI per game (0.58), stolen bases (52) and stolen bases per game (0.22) … Also holds top-15 marks in batting average (11th, .321), hits (9th, 220), hits per game (11th, 0.95), doubles (T-12th, 36), triples per game (7th, 0.05), sacrifice flies (T-13th, 5) and stolen base percentage (6th, .897) … She led the team in walks three times, at bats, runs, triples, home runs, RBI and stolen bases twice as well as batting average, on-base percentage, total bases, slugging percentage, hits and toughest to strikeout once … Defensively, tallied the most putouts (349) and fifth-most assists for a Gamecock outfielder in the Southeastern Conference era (since 1997) … Also ranked second in putouts per game (1.54).
2016 (SENIOR): Started all 61 games in the outfield for the Gamecocks … Led the Gamecocks with 44 runs, nine home runs, three triples, 28 walks and 17 stolen bases … Those 17 stolen bases tied for 14th in the SEC … Hit .514 with runners on base and two outs (19-of-37) … Posted 89 putouts, fifth on the Gamecock outfielders’ single-season listing in the SEC era (since 1997) … Started the year on the USA Softball National Player of the Year watch list as well as becoming one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award … Her first hit of the season was a home run that was the difference against Illinois State (2/14) … That started a 13-game hitting streak … Reached base at a .550 clip during the first five home games, stealing four bases, posting six RBI and hitting a home run … Had two RBI in four-consecutive games (2/14-20) … Went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, three runs and four RBI in the first Southern Utah win (2/26) … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base against Georgia Tech (2/28) … Walked twice in the game that ended her hitting streak … Followed that with a double and a homer in the Michigan State win (3/5) before knocking another homer as part of a 2-for-4, three-RBI day to lead the Gamecocks to the Gamecock Invitational title over Kennesaw State (3/6) … Had two hits in both halves of the doubleheader against Buffalo (3/16) … Blasted two solo home runs in a 3-for-3 day against No. 12/12 Georgia in Sunday’s win (3/20) … Walked twice, drove in the first run and scored the game-winning run while going 2-for-2 against Charleston Southern (3/23) … Went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and five RBI in the Charlotte victory (3//30) … Posted four RBI and homered in the UNCW triumph (4/5) … Sparked the seventh-inning rally on Saturday at Arkansas (4/9), drawing a walk and stealing second to lead the comeback efforts … Blasted a leadoff homer and doubled in the Sunday win over Mississippi (4/17) … Stole two bases as part of a 2-for-3, double and RBI day against Furman (4/26) … Collected seven hits in the series against No. 4/4 Alabama (4/29-5/1), including hitting a leadoff homer and scoring the game-winning run in Saturday’s victory … Had two hits on Sunday at No. 16/14 Missouri (5/8) before going 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in the SEC Tournament win over the Tigers (5/11).
2015 (JUNIOR): Started all 60 games in left field and as the leadoff hitter for the Gamecocks ... Earned first-team All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (At-Large/Outfield) ... Also first-team All-Southeastern Conference and first-team NFCA All-Southeast Region ... Set five South Carolina single-season records: home runs (15), home runs per game (0.25), total bases (157), slugging percentage (.805) and on-base percentage (.538) ... Had five more marks that stood third (batting average, .436; runs, 61; runs per game, 1.02; walks, 35; and putouts, 99) ... She ranks fourth in both hits per game (1.42) and walks per game (0.58) on SC's list ... She also stood fifth in RBI (45) and hit by pitches (8) ... Her 85 hits is sixth in Gamecock history, while her 0.75 RBI per game stands seventh ... Her seven triples tied for 11th while her 0.12 triples per game rank 13th ... Page also led the Gamecocks in doubles (13) and stolen bases (13) ... Finished the year third in the SEC in batting average, on-base and slugging percentages and in the top 15 in six other categories ... Reached base in 57 of the 60 games of the year ... Hit .500 with seven runs and eight RBI in the Pirate Classic ... Six of those RBI came in a 3-for-5 day against Delaware State (2/7), four on her grand slam ... Had consecutive three-hit games on Feb. 13 against Appalachian State and Presbyterian, driving in eight runs combined ... Posted one homer against the Mountaineers and two against the Blue Hose ... Started the comeback in the win over College of Charleston (2/14) with an inside-the-park home run ... Homered in three-straight games from March 1-5 ... Hit a game-winning triple in the seventh against Western Kentucky (3/11) ... Scored three times and hit two home runs in the 8-0 (6) win vs. No. 9/15 Tennessee (3/13) ... Scored twice in the game-two win against the Lady Vols (3/14) ... Posted her first career four-hit day in the first game of the Sunday doubleheader at No. 23/23 Texas A&M (3/22) ... One of those hits was her 12th homer of the year, tying the school's single-season record ... Went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBI in the game-one win vs. North Florida (3/26) ... Scored three times in the win at UNC Wilmington (3/31) ... Had six hits in the Arkansas series, scoring four runs (4/10-12) ... Broke the home-run mark with her game-one blast at No. 14/16 Kentucky (4/17) ... Ended game three vs. the Wildcats in dramatic fashion, hitting the go-ahead home run in the 11th before making a running catch and throwing behind a runner at second for a double play to close the series win for the Gamecocks ... Tallied a 4-for-4 day in the first game at Mississippi (4/24), doubling and scoring twice ... Walked twice in each of the next two games vs. the Rebels ... Went 4-for-4 with three runs, a triple and a home run in the first win of the series vs. Mississippi State (5/1) ... Scored three times in Saturday's game against the Bulldogs, walking twice while being hit by a pitch twice ... Had hits in each of the final five games, scoring in four of them ... Had a double in the first two games of the Tallahassee Regional (5/15-16).
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 52 games, starting 39 in left field ... Had one hit in 22 separate games ... Pinch ran, stole a base and scored a run at Charlotte (2/19) before doubling in two more, all in the seventh inning ... Stole two bases in the second game against Western Carolina (2/25) ... In the first game against Mississippi (3/29), walked and scored twice ... Scored three times, walking twice and hitting a two-run homer in the second game of the series vs. the Rebels ... Scored twice, stole two bases and drove in a run with a hit against Charleston Southern (4/1).
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 ranked 13th in Gamecock single-season history ... Her 46 runs tied for 15th, while the 0.78 runs per game stood 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 sport and entertainment management.