Emily Crane, #2, makes a hit and runs to first base.

Thomas Maurer, 23 Sports

Tuesday, April 26-

As of Monday, senior softball standout Emily Crane was named Southeastern Conference Softball Co-Player of the Week.

Crane has been the heartbeat for the Tigers all season, yet, the core of it was put on display brightly this past week.

The senior had two doubles, two home runs, seven RBIs, reached base safely 15 times and had a slugging percentage of 1.071. She is currently on a 17-game reached base safely streak as well.

The right fielder is one of the top players in the SEC, sitting in at the top-ranks of multiple categories.

Prior to last night’s victory against Texas A&M, she was ranked 2nd in the SEC with a slugging percentage of .869 and second with 113 total bases. She was No. 4 with 15 home runs and fifth with 51 runs scored and 52 RBIs. She was also No. 8 with an on-base percentage of .529, ninth with 18 stolen bases and a batting average of .408, which had her at No. 10 on the list.

Crane hit 3-for-3 last night keeping her ranks relatively the same Tuesday.

A couple notable games include her two home runs with five RBIs in game two of their doubleheader against Iowa earlier in the week. She was also the game-winning run Sunday evening has the Tigers squeaked by No. 16 Texas A&M in the final inning.

Crane will now look to lead the team farther as the ladies have seven more games to look forward to before the SEC tournament.

For live updates, keep it here at mutv.missouri.edu or follow the team @MizzouSoftball.

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