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Barrett, Long, McClain, Golsan earn SEC Baseball weekly honors

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SEC Baseball Players of the Week (March 23, 2015)

Player of the Week: Kyle Barrett, Kentucky

· Had a prolific week in leading the Wildcats to a series win against 20th-ranked Mississippi State.

· Batted .556 (10-for-18) with a home run, seven runs scored and four RBI.

· Reached base safely in 12-of-20 trips to the place during the course of the week.

· Extended his six-game hitting streak - five of which were multi-hit games - during the week.

· Tied his career high with a 4-for-5 game in a series-clinching win on Saturday after belting his first home run of the year in the opener.

· Finished the weekend series with Mississippi State with a 3-for-5 outing with a pair of runs scored.

· Currently leads the SEC (all games combined) with 42 hits.

Co-Pitcher of the Week: Grayson Long, Texas A&M

· Recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts in Texas A&M's 4-2 win at Alabama.

· Fanned 14 of the 23 batters he faced, including nine in a row between the third and sixth innings.

· Of the three hits he yielded, only one left the infield.

· In his last five starts, he improved to 5-0 with an 0.87 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 31.0 innings.

Co-Pitcher of the Week: Reggie McClain, Missouri

· Helped Missouri to a 3-2 series-opening win against No. 6 South Carolina, assisting the Tigers in earning their first win against a top-10 opponent since 2013.

· Retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced in the start, forcing 14 ground ball outs, scattering just five hits, while limiting batters to .167 hitting in the start.

· Moved his SEC-leading innings total to 46.2, while lowering his ERA to 1.74 (eighth in the SEC).

· At one point in the start, McClain retired 12 consecutive Gamecock batters.

Freshman of the Week: Will Golsan, Ole Miss

· Led Ole Miss with a .389 average during the course of the week, including three multi-hit games and a team-high four runs. The Rebels went 3-1 on the week, including taking 2-of-3 from No. 1 Florida.

· Recorded the first two stolen bases of his career during the week.

· Helped spark a ninth-inning rally before scoring the game-winning run against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

· Worked his way into the lineup, moving from DH to the starter at third base.