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Week 13: Baseball Players of the Week

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Player of the Week
Kramer Robertson, LSU

  • LSU's Kramer Robertson batted .526 (10-for-19) in the Tigers' four wins last week, and he helped lead LSU to a three-game sweep of Mississippi State and a share of the 2017 SEC regular-season championship
  • Robertson, LSU's lead-off hitter, recorded two doubles, one triple, one homer, three RBI, eight runs and a .591 on- base percentage.
  • Robertson batted .429 (6-for-14) in the Mississippi State series with one triple, two RBI, five runs and a .529 on-base percentage.

Pitcher of the Week
Cole Bartlett, Missouri

  • Missouri's Cole Bartlett threw his second career complete game, allowing just one hit, in a 2-0 win over Tennessee, needing just 105 pitches to dominate the Tennessee order.
  • He retired 27 of the 29 batters he faced in the game as he faced just two batters over the minimum.
  • The only hit he allowed in the outing came with one out in the first inning. After issuing a leadoff walk in the third inning, he sat down the next 16 batters until a two-out walk in the eighth inning.

Freshman of the Week
Zack Hess, LSU

  • LSU's Zack Hess made two appearances in the Tigers' three-game sweep of Mississippi State, working a combined 4.2 shutout innings with two hits, one walk and eight strikeouts.
  • He earned the save in LSU's Game 2 victory, which clinched the SEC Western Division title for the Tigers.
  • Hess fired 3.2 innings in Game 2, allowing two hits with one walk and six strikeouts. He entered the game in the sixth inning with one out and the tying run on deck, and he fired consecutive strikeouts to retire lead-off hitter Ryan Gridley and SEC batting leader Brent Rooker to end the inning.

Freshman of the Week
T.J. Sikkema, Missouri

  • Missouri's T.J. Sikkema threw his first career complete game and Mizzou's first complete game shutout since Feb. 20, 2015, as he helped Mizzou blank Tennessee, 5-0, in the opening game of a three-game series.
  • He allowed just five baserunners in the game and had just one inning where multiple runners reached base and that was thanks to a catcher's interference ...
  • Sikkema now leads the SEC in opponent batting average, hits allowed per nine and WHIP while ranking fourth in wins, fifth in ERA and fourth in strikeouts looking.