C/IF - 5-6
Weekly Stats: .615/1.154/.643, 13 AB, 3 R, 8 H, 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 1 HBP, 1 SH
Season Stats: .444/.833/.524, 18 AB, 3 R, 8 H, 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 2 HBP, 1 SH
Notes: Aldrete enjoyed a breakout week this week at the USF Tournament in Tampa, Fla., from Feb. 14-16.
She recorded the first hit of her career in Tennessee's 5-0 win over Pittsburgh on Feb. 14, knocking a single through the left side with one on and no outs in the fourth.
Aldrete recorded the first RBIs of her career in UT's 10-0, five-inning win over Binghamton on Feb. 14, ripping a two-run double to left center.
Aldrete played a big role in UT's 10-0 win over a previously-unbeaten Illinois team (8-0 entering the game) that ran from 10:40 p.m. ET on Saturday to 1:05 a.m ET on Sunday. Aldrete went 3-for-3 in that game, hitting her first-career homer, knocking a double and driving in four runs. She opened the fifth inning with a leadoff double to left center and in the seventh inning, she smashed a two-run homer far over the wall in straightaway center field to give UT a 4-0 advantage. In the eight-run seventh, Aldrete came around in the batting order once again and hit a two-RBI single to left field. She had two hits and four RBIs in the seventh inning alone.
On Sunday, Aldrete went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs to help UT defeat Wright State, 10-2 in five frames. Starting at catcher, Aldrete hit a two-RBI double to deep center field in the first inning to push Tennessee's lead to 3-0. She added a single up the middle in the third inning and ripped a double down the left-field line and scored a run in the fifth inning.
Aldrete is the first Tennessee freshman to hit two doubles in a game since Lauren Gibson had two doubles against LSU on May 8, 2010.