South Carolina and Texas meet at 1 p.m. CDT in the first of a possible two championship games
Junior drives in all six runs, including a grand slam, sends Gamecocks to the 12 pm EDT game on Saturday
Senior catcher hits a two-run homer that led to the win; freshman Katie Marks got the victory with 3.2 innings of relief
Seventh-inning homers by juniors Dana Hathorn and Ashlyn Masters leads South Carolina to victory
Redshirt senior tosses her second-straight shutout; junior Ashlyn Masters gets two-run homer in victory
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
Shots from the Saturday softball contest between the Georgia Bulldogs and the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Shots from the final game of the first series at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field.
February 9th, 2013
2011-12 (NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE): Played two years for the Raiders, starting mostly at second base ... Hit .410 as a freshman and .428 as a sophomore, leading the team to a pair of Panhandle Conference titles ... Slugged .808 as a freshman, posting 11 homers and 27 doubles on the year...Drove in 55 runs and stole six bases ... Her sophomore season, slugged .750 with 20 doubles, four triples and seven homers ... Part of five double plays while her fielding percentage rose to .951 ... Drove in 103 runs during her NWF State career.
2010 (FLORIDA STATE): Signed with the Seminoles, attending the school for the fall of 2010 but never played.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Greenbrier High School ... Earned first-team all-area honors from the Columbia County News Times on three occasions ... Missed her senior year with a knee injury ... On the honor roll all four years ... Played for coach Dickey Vallery's Atlanta Vipers travel ball team.
PERSONAL: The daughter of Charles and Cyd, Ashlyn Elizabeth Masters has one sister, teammate Lauren ... Says her favorite musical group is Hootie and the Blowfish and her favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton ... Lists her sister as her biggest softball influence ... Majoring in sport management.