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SB: Aleshia Ocasio named SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week

Florida pitcher Aleshia Ocasio was named the SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Ocasio pitched a complete game shutout in the second game of the series at Missouri and earned a win in relief in the series finale on Sunday.

In earning the series win, Ocasio registered ten strikeouts for the third time this season while only allowing five hits and giving up one free pass.

The senior from St. Cloud, FL, relieved freshman Natalie Lugo in Sunday’s 7-4 victory, pitching a total of 4.2 innings and earning the victory after Kayli Kvistad crushed a three-run homer for the win.

Ocasio now sports a record of 18-6 to go along with a 1.25 ERA. Ocasio has struck out 146 batters while limiting her walks to 14 in 128.2 innings this season.

Ocasio shares the honor with LSU senior Allie Walljasper.

Per the SEC release:

Co-Pitchers of the Week
Aleshia Ocasio • Florida
Senior • RHP • St. Cloud, Fla.

Ocasio went 2-0 in the circle at Missouri this past weekend. In game two, she struck out 10 batters in her sixth complete-game shutout of the season. In game three, Ocasio came in relief and fanned two batters in 4.2 innings of work as the Gators earned the series sweep over the Tigers.

The Gators have completed regular season play with a 47-8 overall record and a 20-4 SEC mark. Florida opens the SEC Tournament on Thursday as the number one seed and will play the winner of Wednesday night’s Alabama-Auburn contest.

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