Softball

SB: Barnhill, Lorenz headline Preseason All-SEC team

Photo by Shane Bevel / Getty Images

A pair of Florida seniors headline the Preseason All-SEC team, the conference announced on Thursday.

Pitcher Kelly Barnhill and outfielder Amanda Lorenz were selected among fourteen players from the SEC.

Both Barnhill and Lorenz have lengthy resumes and are two of the most decorated athletes in program hsitory.

Barnhill is coming off a 29-3 season where her ERA was just 1.08. Barnhill compiled 324 strikeouts in 214.1 innings of work in 2018.

In her career, Barnhill has posted a 70-8 record in the circle and has a sub-1 ERA (0.92).

Barnhill was the 2018 SEC Pitcher of the Year and was the 2017 USA Softball Player of the Year, in addition to numerous other accolades.

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / Getty Images

Amanda Lorenz enters 2019 with the highest career batting average in program history (.401) and is coming off a remarkable season that concluded with an SEC Player of the Year honor.

Lorenz finished 2018 with a .416 average to go along with 11 homers and 61 RBI. Lorenz slugged at an impressive .753 clip last season as well.

In addition to her bat, Lorenz has also excelled on the defensive end as well Lorenz has made 173 putouts from her left field perch, but has only committed one error in three seasons.

Florida will open the season in Tampa for the USF Opening Weekend Tournament on February 8.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply