Player of the Week
Ethan Petry, South Carolina
Petry, drove in nine runs and helped lead the Gamecocks to wins against No. 1 LSU and No. 13 North Carolina last week. He hit two home runs and drove in eight in the 13-5 win over LSU on Thursday. He hit a two-run home run off Paul Skenes, the first off the LSU pitcher this season, and added a grand slam in a five-run fifth inning. Petry had a single, walked and scored a run in the 5-0 win over North Carolina on Tuesday.
Pitcher of the Week
Liam Sullivan, Georgia
Sullivan, fired a complete game four-hit shutout to beat No. 8 Kentucky and even the series as the Wildcats had won 23 of their last 24 games. He matched his career high with seven innings to blank a Wildcat team that had been averaging 8.4 runs/game and was only the fifth time under Nick Mingione's seven-year tenure that a UK team had been shut out. Sullivan struck out eight in a 3-0 win to snap the Wildcats six-game winning streak and hand them just their second loss in SEC action.
Freshman of the Week
Jace LaViolette, Texas A&M
LaViolette, led all SEC players with 10 RBI last week and helped lead the Aggies to a series win at Auburn. He homered in a two-hit game to open the series against Auburn, then blasted a pair of homers in game two, his second multi-homer game of the season. LaViolette closed out the series by drawing three free passes and hitting a single in a series-clinching win, twice walking with the bases loaded to bring in RBI. He also had a 2-run double and scored twice in a midweek win over Texas State.