Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Emma Talley (August 2)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Emma Talley. Talley finished tied for first in regulation at the ISPS Handa World Invitational, settling for second place for her best-ever finish on the LPGA Tour. It’s Talley’s 7th career Top 10 finish, tying her for most ever by an Alabama Women’s Golfer.

Emma Talley plays a shot at the 2021 ISPS Handa World Invitational. Photo credit: Getty Images

Runner-up this week is Morgan McCullough. McCullough extended his hitting streak to 12 games by hitting safely in 8 games this week, going 15-for-32 with 2 HR, with a .469 batting average, a .541 on-base percentage, and a .906 slugging percentage. Kansas City won all 8 games for the week.

Morgan McCullough homers for the Kansas City Monarch versus the Chicago Dogs.

Others of note:

Alana Gonçalo Da Silva had 29 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and was game MVP in leading Ituano to a semfinals Game 1 win in Brazil’s LBF.

Cobie Vance was 9-for-20 for the week for the Lansing Lugnuts, with an on-base percentage of .542 (13-for-24), and started at 3 positions (3B, SS, LF).

Brett Auerbach homered twice for the Eugene Emeralds.

Sam Gardner pitched 6.1 scoreless innings in a start for the Gateway Grizzlies.

Jake Walters pitched 5 innings without an earned run, extending his streak to 17 innings pitched without giving up an earned run.

Chase Lee struck out the side in his professional debut.

Erin Routliffe reached the doubles finals of the WTA event in Charleston, South Carolina.

Haylie McCleney won a Silver Medal in softball as part of Team USA.

Kristian Gkolomeev reached the finals of the men’s 50m freestyle at the Olympics, ultimately finishing 4th.

Shelby McEwen reached the finals of the men’s high jump at the Olympics.

Portious Warren reached the finals of the women’s shot put at the Olympics.

Alonzo Gee had 17 points, 8 rebounds in a Big3 League game.

Dru Love finished 4th at the Colorado Open.

Davis Shore finished T-8th at the Colorado Open.

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