Freshman utility player Miranda Stoddard was named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week after her heroic performance on Wednesday night in Kentucky’s 16-15 win over Marshall.

Stoddard hit the game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to push the Wildcats into the lead for the first time all game, completing an 11-run comeback from 15-4 down to beat Marshall, 16-15.

The freshman from Anaheim, California also got the win the circle, as she pitched the final two innings of the contest without allowing a run, and striking out a pair of batters in the fifth and sixth innings.

The weekly award for Stoddard is the first of her career.

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