Monday, February 11, 2008

Alexandria native scores OVC honor

If anybody saw Allie Barker hit in high school, you had the feeling that it was only a matter of time before her bat went wild in college.

This weekend it did, in a big way.

Barker, a 5-foot-8-inch native of Alexandria, hit .308 with a pair of homers, 6 RBI and two runs scored in helping guide the Gamecocks (2-2) to a pair of splits at the Hampton Inn Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa.

The junior hit the first grand slam of her career in the season opener against Purdue. So added a solo homer later in the weekend.

Barker and the Gamecocks will make their home debut on Tuesday, when they host UAB in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. at University Field. Admission is free for all fans.

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