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Week 2: Baseball Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
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Player of the Week
Brent Rooker, Mississippi State

  • Mississippi State's Brent Rooker led the SEC with three home runs, 14 RBI and 22 total bases last week and posted a .583 on-base percentage and a 1.158 slugging percentage.
  • With his 2 HR, 8 RBI game on Friday vs. Indiana State, Rooker became the first Bulldog since April 6, 2010 to drive in eight runs in a game.
  • With five stolen bases on the week, Rooker is now 8-for-8 on the year through nine games on the year and through the first 92 games of his collegiate career he was only 2-for-3 at stealing bases.

Pitcher of the Week
Alex Faedo, Florida

  • Florida's Alex Faedo pitched 8.2 scoreless innings against No. 17 Miami on Friday night in a 1-0 win. He would have had the complete game shutout if not for an error with two outs in the ninth.
  • Faedo extended his scoreless innings streak against Miami to 15 innings dating back to last season.
  • Faedo struck out 8 batters with just one walk and two hits allowed.

Freshman of the Week
Justin Ammons, Tennessee

  • Over four games in California, Tennessee's Justin Ammons hit .471 (8-for-17) with a team-leading five doubles, one triple, a .550 on-base percentage and .882 slugging percentage. His 15 total bases tied with redshirt senior Jeff Moberg for most over the team's four games.
  • Ammons Earned 2017 Tony Gwynn Classic All-Tournament Team honors, hitting .500 (6-for-12) with four doubles, a triple and five runs scored, including a four extra-base hit performance in UT's tournament finale vs. UC Irvine on Saturday.
  • With three doubles and a triple against the Anteaters, Ammons became the first Volunteer to knock four extra-base hits in a single game since 2012.