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Week 4: Baseball Players of the Week

7 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week: Tucker Maxwell, Georgia Georgia's Tucker Maxwell batted .563 (9-for-16), slugged 1.250 with two doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI, eight stolen bases, six runs scored, three hit by pitches, two walks and six putouts in five starts in centerfield in helping Georgia go 5-0 last week. He tied school record with four stolen bases in a game, doing it against Alabama State on March 5, then tied it again March 9 versus Presbyterian. Maxwell hit a pair of two-run home runs plus a grand slam on the week. He hit a two-out, game-tying two-run single in the bottom of the eighth in a 7-6 comeback win over Presbyterian to clinch the series.

Pitcher of the Week: Jack Owen, Auburn Auburn's Jack Owen turned in the first complete-game shutout of his Auburn career and the only one in the SEC last week while needing just 98 pitched to do so. He allowed just four hits and struck out seven batters without issuing a walk. Owen faced two batters over the minimum and retired the last 17 batters he faced. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 19.1 innings and hasn't allowed an earned run in 25.0 innings pitched to start the season, matching the second-longest streak in program history.

Freshman of the Week: Ty Coleman, Texas A&M Texas A&M's Ty Coleman batted 6-for-13 with four runs, one home run and six RBI in the Aggies' series victory over Gonzaga on the weekend. He recorded multiple hits in all three games vs. Gonzaga. On Sunday, Coleman scored two of the Aggies' three runs in a 3-1 victory, going 2-for-3. On Saturday, the rookie hit his first career grand slam to cap off a 5-RBI effort and 2-for-5 day. He started the series going 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI. In his only midweek action, Coleman provided a pinch-hit single in the Aggies' 9-3 victory against Abilene Christian.