Auburn Montgomery sophomore third baseman Katie Spain was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week today after leading the Warhawks to a doubleheader sweep of Talladega last Thursday.
The Whittier, Calif., native went 5 for 6 from the plate against the Tornadoes with two home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored. Most of her damage was done in the first game, where she went 3 for 4 with both homers and five RBIs.
The multi-homer game was the first of her career, and she became the first AUM player to hit two home runs in a game since Brandi Richards on Feb. 25, 2011. The three-hit game was the second of her career. She also added her first triple of the season. AUM defeated Talladega by scores of 10-5 and 10-1 to move to 4-0 on the season.
Spain is off to a scorching start for the Warhawks in 2013. She has eight hits in 12 at-bats with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven runs scored.