BIRMINGHAM (SECDigitalNetwork.com) - The SEC announced its weekly baseball honors on Monday.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Micheal Thomas • Kentucky
Senior • C • Elizabethtown, Ky.
• Thomas – the SEC leader in average – had a prolific week in
leading Kentucky to a series win over No. 1 South Carolina. While
catching all 36 innings in the four-game week, Thomas hit .412
(7-for-17), with five runs, two doubles, two homers and six RBI...Had
two huge homers during the series win over South Carolina, including a
go-ahead, three-run homer off lefty Jordan Montgomery on Friday night …
Thomas then cranked a go-ahead homer in the Saturday 2-1 win over the
Gamecocks, later adding a single
• … In a Tuesday win over Western Kentucky, Thomas went 3-for-5
with a double and a go-ahead RBI single … On the year, Thomas is the
lone player in the SEC hitting over .400, sporting a .416 mark
(32-for-77), with seven doubles, five homers and 28 RBI.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Trey Killian • Arkansas
Sophomore • RHP • Mountain Home, Ark.
• Trey Killian tossed his second straight complete game Saturday
against Alabama, going 9.0 innings and giving up just one run on four
hits, while striking out seven... He worked four perfect innings and
retired 14 of the final 15 batters in the game.
• His seven strikeouts were two short of his career-high, as
Killian has allowed just three earned runs over his last 24.0 innings of
action... He is one of two pitchers in the SEC with multiple complete
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Jared Poche' • LSU
LHP • Lutcher, La.
• True freshman left-hander Jared Poche' earned his first career
SEC victory on Saturday with an exceptional performance against Georgia …
Poche' worked 8.2 innings, limiting the Bulldogs to one run on three
hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
• He fired 5.1 hitless innings before Georgia chopped an infield
single in the sixth … Poche' threw 102 pitches and recorded the longest
outing by an LSU pitcher this season … Poche' improved his record to 5-1
and lowered his ERA in 1.91 in 33 innings with nine walks and 24