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Week 5: Baseball Players of the Week

92 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Mississippi State Athletics

Player of the Week: Elijah MacNamee, Mississippi State Mississippi State's Elijah MacNamee posted four multi-hit games in as many starts and drove in an RBI in three of the four games last week. In the series opener at Florida, MacNamee made two of the biggest plays in the game, running down a fly ball for the final out of the eighth inning to save a run from scoring. He then belted a two-RBI double in the ninth, which would account for the eventual game-winning runs. He contributed a career-high-tying three hits in the first game of a doubleheader, including a home run and a double. He chipped in a pair of singles in the finale. MacNamee opened the week with a five-RBI game against Grambling, including a sixth-inning grand slam.

Pitcher of the Week: Christian Roa, Texas A&M Texas A&M's Christian Roa carded his longest career outing and stymied No. 1 Vanderbilt, a team that entered the contest leading the SEC in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and runs per game, limiting the Commodores to just three hits and two walks in 7.0 scoreless innings in the series rubber match. Roa only allowed a runner into scoring position in one inning and struck out seven. He finished strong with just 13 pitches in the seventh inning before handing the ball to the bullpen with a 7-0 lead.

Freshman of the Week: Kendrick Calilao, Florida Florida's Kendrick Calilao continues to lead the team in producing runs with a team-best seven RBI last week in games against Florida State and Mississippi State. For the second time this year, he had six RBI in a single game - totaling six against No. 6 Florida State in a 20-7 Gator win on Tuesday. Calilao also hit his second grand slam of the season.