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SEC Baseball Players of the Week (April 6, 2015)

Player of the Week: Christin Stewart, Tennessee

• Hit .500 over four starts this week, including a triple and three home runs with 10 RBI, tops on the team in all categories.

• Reached base via walk a team-high five times this past week.

• Hit two home runs in Wednesday's game at Arkansas State, becoming the first Tennessee player to accomplish the feat since Ethan Bennett hit two homers against Alabama A&M on March 15, 2011.

• Against Ole Miss, went 5-for-11 (.455) with one triple, one homer and five RBI over three games.

• Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI in the series opener at Ole Miss on Friday whiling also reaching base twice via walk.

• Hit 2-for-5 with one RBI in Saturday's 6-3 win for the Vols.

• Drove in one run with a 1-for-3 performance in Sunday's series-clinching 4-2 win for Tennessee.

• Improved his season numbers to a .320 batting average with nine home runs and 30 RBI.

Pitcher of the Week: Tanner Houck, Missouri

• Carried a one-hit shutout into the eighth inning against No. 4 Florida, earning his fifth win of the season in a 10-1 Mizzou win, helping Mizzou tally its first series win over a top-five team since 2008.

• Retired 21 of the first 22 batters that he faced, turning in six strikeouts against no walks.

• Allowed just one base runner in the first 22 batters he faced against a Florida team that came into the weekend into the weekend hitting .305 as a team.

• Limited UF to just four hits (four total baserunners).

• In his last three starts, all against top-10 teams (two top-five teams), Houck is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in 23.0 IP with just 20 hits, five earned runs and two walks against 17 strikeouts.

• Was a huge factor in holding Florida to just 20 hits over the three-game series, a season-low for the top-five Gators.

• Now ranks 14th in the SEC in ERA, 11th in Ks, second in innings pitched, fifth in wins and second in walks allowed.

Co-Freshman of the Week: Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt

• Wright earned wins in both outings during the week thanks to a combined 7.1 scoreless innings against Wofford and Georgia.

• In his start on Tuesday vs. the Terriers, he tossed five scoreless innings as the Commodores recorded the team's seventh shutout win of the season.

• The freshman dominated the first four innings against Wofford scattering only two hits before working out of a bases loaded jam in his final frame.

• He picked up the win out of the bullpen on Sunday as the Commodores swept Georgia.

• The right-hander turned in 2.1 scoreless innings as the Dores rallied late for the victory.

Co-Freshman of the Week: Austin Bain, LSU

· Pitched brilliantly in relief on Saturday to help lead LSU to a 13-inning win over Alabama that clinched a three-game sweep of the SEC series.

· Bain entered the game in the bottom of the first inning with LSU trailing 4-2 and the bases loaded with two out; he retired the first two batters he faced to end the threat and pitched all the way through the seventh inning.

· Bain worked a career-long 6.2 shutout innings and he threw 93 pitches in the outing. He allowed just three hits with one walk and a career-high nine strikeouts.

· Bain combined with two other LSU relievers to blank Alabama over the final 12.2 innings of the Tigers' 6-4, 13-inning win.