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Week 3: Baseball Players of the Week

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Player of the Week
Riley Mahan, Kentucky

  • Kentucky's Riley Mahan hit .500 with a .565 OBP in five games, three of which were wins against No. 23 UC Santa Barbara, a 2016 College World Series participant.
  • Mahan slugged .944, counting six extra-base hits among his nine hits (5 doubles, 1 HR).
  • He hit a two-run home run in the 6th inning of Saturday's win over UCSB to put the Cats up 3-0 at the time in a game they'd hold on to win 3-2. Mahan is currently riding a 10-game hitting streak, the longest of his career.

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Keegan Thompson, Auburn

  • Auburn's Keegan Thompson improved to 3-0 on the season with his third quality start of the season in Friday's win over Lipscomb.
  • He struck out five and posted a streak of 12 straight retired in seven one-hit innings and helped Auburn to its NCAA leading fifth shutout.
  • Thompson has opened 2017 with 21.0 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest streak for an Auburn pitcher since 2007.

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Jared Poche', LSU

  • LSU senior left-hander Jared Poche' delivered his third straight brilliant outing on Saturday, firing seven shutout innings in LSU's 4-0 win over No. 17 Baylor at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
  • Poche' blanked the Bears in seven innings of work, allowing just five hits with no walks and five strikeouts. He was named to the Shriners College Classic all-tournament team.
  • Poche' has now pitched 22 innings this season without allowing a run. On the year, he is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA.

Freshman of the Week
Logan Foster, Texas A&M

  • Texas A&M's Logan Foster was named to the All-Tournament Team at the talent-laden Shriners College Classic , batting .412 (7-for-17) with six runs, three doubles, one triple, one home run and two RBI.
  • He boasted a .769 slugging percentage and .407 on-base percentage for the week and walloped seven extra-base hits on the week with five doubles, one triple and one home run.
  • Foster started the tournament going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and one RBI in a 9-0 win against No. 19 Texas Tech.