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Week 10: Baseball Players of the Week

33 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Arkansas Athletics

Player of the Week: Casey Martin, Arkansas
Arkansas' Casey Martin hit .471 over the last week with five of his eight hits and six of his 10 RBIs coming against No. 2 Mississippi State. Martin totaled a career-high four RBIs twice in the last week, once coming in a 16-4 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff and the other in a 12-5 series-clinching victory over the Bulldogs. He hit his first career grand slam on Friday in the 12-5 win over Mississippi State, his eighth home run of the year. Finished the game 2-for-3 and also tied a career-high with three walks.

Pitcher of the Week: Emerson Hancock, Georgia
Georgia's Emerson Hancock tied his career high going eight shutout innings in a 3-0 game one win over No. 21 Missouri. He registered 11 strikeouts, no walks and allowed just three hits in beating the Tigers. Hancock retired 19 of the final 20 hitters he faced and improved to 7-2 with an SEC-leading 1.04 ERA in 10 starts covering 69 innings with 77 strikeouts.

Co-Freshman of the Week: Cole Henry, LSU
LSU's Cole Henry defeated Florida on Friday night in Baton Rouge with a superb effort, limiting the Gators to one run on four hits in 5.1 innings with no walks and a career-high 12 strikeouts. His strikeouts total was the most by an LSU pitcher in an SEC game since March 28, 2015, when Alex Lange recorded 13 Ks against Kentucky. Henry's 12 Ks also represented the most by an LSU freshman since the aforementioned Lange outing versus Kentucky in 2015.

Co-Freshman of the Week: Connor Noland, Arkansas
Arkansas' Connor Noland earned his first two wins of the season, throwing two scoreless innings against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and 7.2 scoreless against No. 2 Mississippi State, helping Arkansas to a sweep of the Bulldogs. The 7.2 innings against Mississippi State was a season-long as he struck out five with four hits scattered and didn't walk a batter. The five strikeouts were his second-most in a game this year, two shy of his season-high of seven coming in his first career outing.