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Week 5: Baseball Players of the Week

278 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Kentucky Athletics

Player of the Week: Troy Squires, Kentucky

Kentucky's Troy Squires batted .571 (12-of-21) in five games with six runs, 11 RBI, five doubles and two home runs in the Wildcat's three wins last week, including two vs. third-ranked Texas Tech. Squires had 23 total bases with a 1.095 slugging percentage. In the series win over Texas Tech he hit .500 with two runs, six RBI, two doubles and a home run. Squires hit two of his three career home runs last week, including a three-run shot on Saturday that turned a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead over the Red Raiders. He set and tied his career high in hits and RBI twice this week.

Pitcher of the Week: Casey Mize, Auburn

Auburn's Casey Mize turned in the ninth no-hitter in Auburn history and the fourth individual no-hitter in the SEC in the last 22 seasons in the Tigers' 6-0 win over Northeastern. It was the first Auburn no-hitter since 2002. He struck out a career high 13 batters, marking the most by an Auburn pitcher since Jon Luke Jacobs also struck out 13 in 2012. Mize did not issue a walk in a start for the sixth time since the start of last season. The lone Northeastern baserunner reached on a fielding miscue in the fourth inning. Mize struck out the side in his first inning of work and retired the first 10 batters he faced - six via the strikeout.

Freshman of the Week: Jayson Gonzalez, Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt's Jayson Gonzalez helped the Commodores to a pair of top 15 wins at the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic over the weekend while hitting .364 with five RBIs in three games for the week. Making his return to California, the freshman posted a .462 on-base percentage. Gonzalez belted a solo home run and accounted for all three of Vanderbilt's RBIs on Wednesday. He also scored a pair of runs and reached base twice in a 6-3 victory at No. 11 UCLA and drove in two runs in a 7-4 win against No. 8 TCU on Sunday.