Tori Finucane is the SEC's Freshman of the Year. (photo/Mizzou athletics)

Tori Finucane is the SEC’s Freshman of the Year. (photo/Mizzou athletics)

Mizzou softball pitcher Tori Finucane was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, becoming just the second Tiger to win that conference honor since Rhea Taylor earned Big 12 Freshman honors in 2008.  Finucane has a 21-5 overall record with 11 wins in SEC play.  Tori’s overall ERA and conference ERA marks of 1.70 and 2.03 respectively rank second-best in the SEC.  In her last start, Finucane pitched her 19th complete game of the season in an 8-6 win over No. 6 Alabama.

The Tigers had three named to the First Team All-Southeastern Conference, including Finucane, redshirt sophomore OF Taylor Gadbois of Maryville, MO.,  and junior IF Corrin Genovese.

Gadbois is leading the SEC in stolen bases with 45 swipes and ranks third in the league in overall hits with 78. With her .424 overall batting average, she ranks fourth in the conference and is one of just nine players across the league to hit above the .400 mark. Genovese has a .439 average in league games.

Mizzou next heads to the SEC Tournament, hosted by South Carolina from Wednesday, May 7-Saturday May 10. The third-seeded Tigers take on sixth-seeded LSU on Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. CT on ESPNU.