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Week 9: Baseball Players of the Week

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SEC Staff
Photo: Kentucky Athletics

Player of the Week: TJ Collett, Kentucky | Kentucky's TJ Collett hit .462 with a pair of game-winning home runs and gave the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish in both games of a Sunday doubleheader at No. 10 Ole Miss. The two home runs powered UK to its first SEC series win of the season and first road series win vs. a Top 10 opponent since 2015. In the first game of the doubleheader he drilled a solo shot, and in the second game, he clubbed a three-run shot that broke open a scoreless game. For the week, he had two multi-hit games and now has hits in seven of his past eight starts.

Pitcher of the Week: Garrett Stallings, Tennessee | Garrett Stallings had the best start of his career in Friday night's series-clinching win over No. 2 Georgia with his first-career complete game shutout to lead UT to its first series win over a top-five team since 2016. Stallings scattered five hits and struck out five, throwing 102 pitches on the night. He did not allow a single runner to reach third base and retired the final seven batters of the game.

Freshman of the Week: Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt | Vanderbilt's Kumar Rocker held No. 12 Arkansas to a .167 average and did not allow a walk in the win on Saturday. His efforts helped the Commodores to their third SEC series win. He limited the opposition to 0-for-5 with runners and did not allow a leadoff batter to reach (0-for-7). Rocker has fanned six-plus batters in four straight starts.