SEC Baseball Weekly Honors: Week 14
Player of the Week
Jace LaViolette, Texas A&M
Jace LaViolette hit three home runs on Friday and added a pair of hits on Saturday to help the Aggies win a series at Mississippi State. His third home run on Friday came with one out in the ninth inning with the Aggies down 4-3, surging them ahead for the win to even the series. LaViolette was walked four times in the series opener, including twice intentionally. He reached base four times in the finale. He now has 18 home runs for the year, setting a new freshman single-season home run record and breaking the record set by John Byington in 1987.
Pitcher of the Week
Andrew Lindsey, Tennessee
Andrew Lindsey set new career highs in both innings pitched (8.1) and walks allowed (0) in a masterful performance against South Carolina in the series opener on the road. He allowed just three hits, marking the first time in SEC play a Tennessee starter has gone more than seven innings with just three hits allowed. Lindsey combined for his fourth shutout of the season, but it was his first time going more than four innings without allowing a run.
Freshman of the Week
Ike Irish, Auburn
Ike Irish helped lead the Tigers to a series sweep of Missouri and with three extra base hits and four RBI. He homered in his third straight SEC game in the series opener, going back-to-back with Bryson Ware in the sixth inning. Irish also drove in the game-winning runs with a two-out, two-strike, two-RBI single in the five-run eighth inning to complete the Tigers comeback on Sunday. He matched a SEC season high with three hits in the finale, including his 20th and 21st doubles of the year.