Player of the Week
Caroline Seitz • Mississippi State
Senior • 3B • Birmingham, Ala.
Seitz went 7-for-10 (.700) with 14 RBI, four home runs (two grand slams), four runs scored and a 1.900 slugging percentage in Mississippi State's road series win at No. 19 Georgia. She was also walked once and did not strikeout all weekend, earning a .667 on-base percentage as she helped lead MSU to its first series win against Georgia since 2008 and the first series win in Athens since 2007. Seitz became the first player in MSU history to hit a grand slam in back-to-back games as well as to record four home runs in a single SEC weekend series. She is also the first Bulldog to hit at least two home runs in a single game since Mackenzie Toler in 2015.
Pitcher of the Week
Kelly Barnhill • Florida
Sophomore • RHP • Marietta, Ga.
Barnhill earned three victories in the circle for the Gators this past week, including two-complete game shutouts. She came in the sixth inning of Florida's non-conference tilt against No. 2 Florida State and gave up zero hits in the last two innings to a team that was leading the nation in batting average. Barnhill then registered back-to-back complete game shutouts at No. 21/22 Kentucky to clinch the series for Florida. She recorded 15 strikeouts in both Friday's and Sunday's games, with the series finale marking the second no-hitter of her career and the first this season. Barnhill has not allowed an earned run in her last 38.1 innings of work.
Freshman of the Week
Cayla Drotar • South Carolina
P • Hartsville, S.C.
Drotar led South Carolina to a 7-2 win over No. 1/2 Florida State both in the circle and at the plate. She held the nation's top-ranked offense in batting average to four hits and two runs in her five-plus innings of work. Drotar picked up her first win since March 15 with that performance. She also had a career day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Her pinch runner scored one of the Gamecocks' seven runs, the most a team has tallied against the Seminoles this year. Drotar got a start in Saturday's game as DP and went 1-for-2 with a walk.