Feb. 25, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For the second time in three weeks Alabama outfielder Haylie McCleney (Morris, Ala.) has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
For the third straight week, freshman Haylie McCleney led the team in hits and runs scored. The Morris, Ala., native batted .611 (11-for-18) with nine runs, two doubles, a home run, nine RBI and four stolen bases.
McCleney was named the Easton Bama Bash tournament MVP. McCleney had four multi-hit performances in the six-game week, including three games with three hits. The rookie scored at least one run and reached base in all but one game.
In the Bama Bash opener the Morris, Ala., native batted 3-for-3, scored four runs, drove in six, and hit a home run against Western Illinois. McCleney opened the week with a 3-for-4 outing at the plate against UAB and then posted another three-hit day against Iowa.
After three weeks, McCleney is batting .604 with 24 runs, 32 hits, three home runs, 14 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Alabama will play six games in four days this week, all at Rhoads Stadium. UA will open the week against Samford on Wednesday, Feb. 27, before playing its make-up game against South Alabama on Thursday. The Tide will then welcome Iowa State and St. John's for the Easton Classic on the weekend.