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Baseball Player of the Week honors announced

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SEC Staff
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Player of the Week: Nick Banks, Texas A&M

**Texas A&M's Nick Banks batted .526 with a .842 slugging percentage for the week as the Aggies went 4-0, including the first sweep of Mississippi State at Dudy Noble Field since 2010. Banks logged three doubles, one home run, seven RBI and six runs as the Aggies swept the No. 8 Bulldogs. He helped key an offense that scored 10 runs in all four games on the week.

**In the finale of the series sweep, Banks batted 3-for-6 with one run, one double and three RBI. In the eighth inning, Banks drove in the tying run with a single through the right side. In the ninth inning, he drove a stake through the Bulldogs heart with a two-run double to left-center after fouling off three 1-2 pitches.

**On Saturday, Banks hit 2-for-4 with a team-high three runs, one walk and one stolen base. He opened the series against Mississippi State by going 3-for-5 with two doubles, one home run, two runs and four RBI. He got the Aggies on the scoreboard in the first inning, doubling down the leftfield line, moving to third on a wild pitch and scoring on a single by Boomer White. In the fifth inning, he set up a run by doubling J.B. Moss to third base and White knocked Moss home with a sacrifice fly. After the Bulldogs showed signs of life in the eighth inning to cut the lead to 4-3, Banks delivered the nail in the coffin in the ninth with a titanic opposite field grand slam to give A&M a 9-3 advantage.

Co-Pitcher of the Week: Justin Camp, Auburn

**Auburn's Justin Camp threw his first career complete game and first shutout by an Auburn pitcher since 2014 on Friday in a 2-0 win over Tennessee. He allowed just two hits, a bloop single in the first and bunt single in the fifth, that sandwiched streaks of retiring 13 and 12 consecutive batters.

**Camp threw a first pitch strike to 21-of-29 batters he faced on the night and only faced a 3-ball count twice. While posting his fifth quality start of the season, Camp induced 14 ground ball outs and struck out seven including five in the final three innings.

**Camp faced the minimum after the first inning as he helped Auburn to its first SEC series win of the season over one of the league's top offenses. He has now recorded 15 consecutive scoreless innings and has not allowed an earned run in his last 17 innings pitched.

Co-Pitcher of the Week: Jordan Sheffield, Vanderbilt

**Jordan Sheffield had an impressive performance against No. 18 Kentucky in his first career shutout, striking out a career-high 14 in Vanderbilt's first complete game effort of the season. He recorded at least one strikeout in all nine innings, including striking out the side in the third inning and striking out six of the first 10 batters of the game.

**Sheffield allowed only three Wildcats to reach scoring position and none to reach third. He is the first Vandy pitcher since Carson Fulmer last season to strike out 14 in a shutout victory.

**Sheffield's 14-strikeout game is his third start this season with at least 11 strikeouts this season.

Freshman of the Week: Michael Curry, Georgia

**Michael Curry helped Georgia go 3-1 against top 20 opponents (No. 19 Georgia Tech and No. 2 South Carolina). He batted .412 (7-for-17) with five runs scored, one double, one home run and three RBI.

**Curry hit .308 (4-for-13) with a home run and two RBI in series win over the No. 2 Gamecocks. He batted .750 (3-for-4) with a double and RBI in 3-1 road win over No. 19 Georgia Tech.

**Curry made four starts, three at catcher, one at DH with perfect fielding in 37 total chances.