Missouri freshman Jenna Laird bats against Auburn

Missouri freshman Jenna Laird bats against Auburn on Sunday at Mizzou Softball Stadium. Laird was at bat three times, getting one hit while also being struck out once.

COLUMBIA - After another great week in the batter's box and on the field, Missouri softball's Jenna Laird earned SEC Freshman of the Week on Tuesday.

The freshman shortstop had 10 hits, drove in 4 runs and scored 7 runs in a win over Saint Louis and a sweep of South Carolina.  Laird has continued to impress Head coach Larissa Anderson with her performance this season.

"She is just so consistent with being consistent, and to get that out of a freshman is unheard of," Anderson said. "Defensively, some of the plays she makes, she makes them like a senior. They're ridiculous."

Kimberly Wert, Jenna Laird, Emma Raabe and Kendyll Bailey celebrate between innings

From left, Kimberly Wert, Jenna Laird, Emma Raabe and Kendyll Bailey celebrate between innings Saturday at Mizzou Softball Stadium in Columbia. Missouri beat Iowa State 3-2.

Laird's offensive outburst continued a solid season at the plate.  She is batting .439 on the season, second among Tiger starters.

Jenna Laird wins SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time this season

"I'm going to give her the nickname quiet thunder because of her presence," Anderson said. "She is so in control of everything; of her emotions, of her ability, she doesn't get outside of herself, then she gives us this big bang."

Since the the season began in February Laird has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week twice.

"I'm so excited to see she's being rewarded for what she's doing week to week," Anderson said. 

The Tigers begin a three-game series with LSU at home on Friday.

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