Trey Killian named SEC Pitcher of the Week

BIRMINGHAM ( - The SEC announced its weekly baseball honors on Monday.


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.


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 games.


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 strikeouts.