SEC Baseball Weekly Honors: Mar. 13
Co-Player of the Week
Hunter Gilliam, Kentucky
Gilliam, had 13 hits last week and batted .619 with five doubles, a triple and 11 RBI, helping lead the Wildcats to five wins. Gilliam registered three hits in three games and two hits in each of the other two contests. On Sunday, he was 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI, two doubles and a run scored. Gilliam finished the week with 20 total bases, .952 slugging percentage and 1.592 OPS.
Connor Tate, Georgia
Tate, batted .600 (12-for-20) with nine runs scored, two doubles, four home runs, five walks and 10 RBI in helping Georgia to a 4-1 week. He tallied an SEC-best 26 total bases for the week and tied a school record by hitting a home run in three consecutive at bats in a 15-0 win over Charleston Southern. Tate has hit safely in all 16 games this season and a career-best 21 straight dating back to last year.
Co-Pitcher of the Week
Will McEntire, Arkansas
McEntire, threw a nine-inning complete game with six strikeouts against Louisiana Tech to help the Razorbacks clinch their 26th consecutive non-conference home weekend series win. The right-hander needed only 97 pitches to go the distance in Saturday's game against the Bulldogs, allowing an unearned run on just three hits. He did not issue a free pass until the ninth inning.
Thatcher Hurd, LSU
Hurd, posted two wins in two starts last week, working a total of 11 scoreless innings with three walks and 18 strikeouts. Hurd allowed just four hits and limited opponents to a .111 batting average in his two outings. He defeated Butler on Monday night, firing six shutout innings with three hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts. Hurd then posted a win over Samford on Sunday, working five scoreless innings and limiting the Bulldogs to one hit with two walks and seven strikeouts.
Co-Freshman of the Week
Charlie Condon, Georgia
Condon, batted .476 (10-21) with seven runs scored, a triple, three home runs and 12 RBI in leading Georgia to a 4-1 week. He recorded a career-high 5 RBI and his second two-home run game this year in 9-4 road win over Georgia Southern. The NCAA and SEC RBI leader (32), Condon extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
Jared Jones, LSU
Jones, hit .600 (6-for-10) for LSU last week with four homers, 11 RBI and five runs. He homered four times in four consecutive plate appearances over the course of the Tigers' games versus Samford on Friday and Saturday. In Friday's game, Jones launched two 2-run homers in his final two plate appearances, and in Saturday's game, he unloaded two 3-run dingers in his first two plate appearances.