Collin Sexton has had himself quite the last few days in St. Louis. First, he was named the SEC’s Co-Freshman of the Year (with Kentucky’s Kevin Knox). For good measure, the point guard out of Mableton, Georgia was tabbed to the Coaches 2nd Team All-SEC squad and made the AP’s First-Team All-SEC.
Thursday, in a tournament do-or-die moment, he did this...
And then yesterday, in the midst of a 31-point onslaught, where he went 5-of-6 from beyond the arc, Sexton surpassed Alabama legend James “Hollywood” Robinson as the program’s most prolific freshman scorer:
To end the regular season, Sexton led the Tide and ranked second in the SEC with 18.3 points per game, and also topped the team in assists per game (3.6), field goals made (157) and field goals attempted (364). He led Alabama and was ranked third in the league in both free throws made (164) and attempted (213), despite missing three games this season. [He] has 14 20-point games, 24 double-figure scoring games and two 30-point contests on the season for the Crimson Tide.
The nation is duly taking note.
Perhaps a bit lower profile than Sexton’s heroics was the dealing that Alexis Osorio did at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa yesterday. The right-hander tossed her seventh career no-hitter in Tide shutout of Boston College, padding an already-illustrious resume.
Osorio entered the season 5th in all-time era (1.76), a number which looks to remain on par this year (1.84). She is already the Tide’s all-time leader in batting average against (.161 career, .168 2018), she is the Tide’s all-time leader in strikeouts/nine (10.07), she has added five more complete games (5th all-time,) two more shutouts (5th all-time, with the possibility of reaching second all-time by season’s end,). And, yesterday’s seventh no-no is now just two behind the legendary Kelsi Dunne. With most of her senior campaign remaining, Alexis Osori has now tallied 20.5% of the program’s entire no-hitters.
That no-hitter, by the way, gave Alabama softball skipper Patrick Murphy his 1000th win and set a new SEC record:
Alexis Osorio threw her seventh career no-hitter, and Alabama softball coach Patrick Murphy won his 1,000th game with the Crimson Tide in a 5-0 victory over Boston College at the Easton Crimson Classic.
Murphy is now the only Southeastern Conference coach to achieve that many wins entirely at one of the league’s member institutions. This is Murphy’s 20th season in Tuscaloosa.
Murphy has now averaged a staggering 50 wins per season in his Alabama career. And, at just 52, there’s no sign of slow-down in the long-time manager. We are very well witnessing a program standard that may never be topped.
Congratulations to everyone yesterday. It was a helluva’ day to be a Crimson Tide fan.
The most impressive record yesterday?
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Alexis Osorio’s 7th no-hitter
Pat Murphy’s 1000th win in 20 seasons
Collin Sexton becoming Alabama all-time freshman leading scorer