Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Alana Gonçalo Da Silva (August 23)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Alana Gonçalo Da Silva. Alana scored 21 points (along with 6 rebounds and 4 steals) to lead Ituano to an 85-77 win over Blumenau for its first-ever Liga de Basquete Feminino championship. Alana was named finals MVP. Ituano swept all 3 series in its playoff run.

Others of note:

Davis Shore won the Monday Qualifier for the Forme Open at TPC Rivers Bend with a -4 66.

Steven Setterstrom won the Emerald Coast Golf Tour event in Panama City for his third professional win of the summer.

Justin Thomas was T-4th through 54 holes in the first leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the Northern Trust.

Maruschka Waldus scored the go-ahead goal to give PSV Eindhoven its first-ever win in a Women’s Champions League event.

Nealy Martin was part of the Racing Louisville FC team that won the Women’s Cup. Martin make a penalty kick in the 10th frame of the tiebreaker to keep Louisville in contention.

Kenzie Wright, Lakareber Abe, and Mia Landegren all advanced from Stage 1 of the LPGA / Symetra Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Geoffrey Bramblett gave up 1 run in a 7 inning start, surrendering only 2 hits and a walk, while striking out 7 batters.

Sam Gardner struck out 8 batters and pitched 6 scoreless innings.

Casey Cobb pitched 6 scoreless innings, striking out 6 batters.

David Robertson gave up 0 earned runs and struck out 7 in 3.2 innings of work.

Adam Morgan gave up 0 earned runs in 2.1 innings of work, striking out 4.

Brett Auerbach homered in three straight games, including twice leading off the first inning. Auerbach now has 14 home runs on the season.

Morgan McCullough had 6 extra-base hits on the week, and was a single short of a cycle in a 3-hit game.

Cobie Vance had 3 multi-hit games, including a career-best 4-hit game. Vance also started at 4 different positions (2B, SS, LF, RF).

Kyle Kaufman had a 4-hit game with a home run and 4 RBI.

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