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Baseball Player of the Week honors announced

2311 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Tim Casey

Player of the Week: Hunter Melton, Texas A&M

**Texas A&M's Hunter Melton batted .533 with a 1.267 slugging percentage for the week as the Aggies went 3-1 including a series sweep over Georgia. Melton logged two doubles and three home runs against the Bulldogs. The senior first baseman drove in 11 of A&M's 33 runs on the week.

**In the finale of the series sweep, Melton batted 3-for-4 with one double, one home run and five RBI. In the third inning, he gave the Aggies a 4-0 lead with a grand slam.

**On Saturday, Melton hit two home runs and drove in four runs. He plated a run with a groundout in the first, hit the second home run in a string of three in a row by the Aggies in the fifth and capped off the game with a two-run homer in the sixth.

Pitcher of the Week: Tanner Houck, Missouri

**Tanner Houck tossed his second complete game shutout of the season in Missouri's 2-0 victory over Auburn on Friday, neutralizing the SEC's top offense and shutting out Auburn for just the second time this season.

**Two of the four hits he allowed were infield hits and only one runner advanced into scoring position through the 9.0 shutout innings as Houck needed just 105 pitches to get the complete game shutout.

**Houck's 10 strikeouts were the second-most of his career and he faced just four batters over the minimum. Batters are now hitting just .176 against him in SEC play.

Freshman of the Week: Jake Mangum, Mississippi State

**Mississippi State's Jake Mangum hit .556 for the past week and tallied a .722 slugging percentage and .619 on-base percentage in leading the Bulldogs to three wins, including a series victory at No. 1 Florida.

**He went 6‐for‐14 on the weekend at Florida with his first-career triple. In front of the largest single-game crowd in Florida history on Saturday, Mangum went 3‐for‐5 with an RBI and a run scored.

**Mangum had a career night against UT Martin earlier in the week, going 4-for‐4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, which tied his career high. He has reached base safely in a career‐high 10 straight games, breaking his previous streak of seven. After the weekend, Mangum continues to lead the SEC in batting average with a .437 clip.