At South Carolina, she broke single-season school records in home runs (15), total bases (157), slugging percentage (.805) and on-base percentage (.538), while helping to lead South Carolina to the NCAA Tournament in all four of her years. Her contributions weren'y just on offense though, as she ranks fifth on the all-time list for career assists.
She came to the Bandits via tryouts. Like most rookies, she has been patient while fighting for playing time. In limited action, she has scored 2 runs and has stolen a base.
When we interviewed Alaynie, we talked about her path to the Bandits (which included a sidetrip into another NPF team's tryout), as well as her adjustments in the league. We also had some fun by talking pizza, country music and fishing.
Alaynie's colege career bodes well for future success in the NPF. For many players, the first season is a time for learning and developing. I predict big things for Alaynie and I look forward to watching her succeed with teh Bandits.
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