SEC Baseball Weekly Honors – April 26, 2021
Co-Participant of the Week: Jake Rucker, Tennessee
Tennessee’s Jake Rucker recorded 10 hits on the week, together with a house run and 4 doubles, to associate with a .944 slugging share and a .579 on-base share. Rucker recorded hits in all 4 video games within the week and tied a profession excessive with three hits in all three video games towards Texas A&M. In UT’s series-opening win, Rucker went 3-for-4 with all three hits going for additional bases. Rucker singled 3 times in Sport 2 of the sequence earlier than one other spectacular efficiency in Sunday’s rubber sport. Rucker went 3-for-5 with two extra doubles and set a brand new profession excessive with 4 runs scored.
Co-Participant of the Week: T.J. Collet, Kentucky
Kentucky’s T.J. Collet helped lead the Wildcats to a sequence win over Alabama with 17 whole bases in 12 at-bats, together with 4 house runs. On Sunday, Collet had 4 hits within the doubleheader, each video games of which had been seven innings. Within the sequence clinching win and again half of the Sunday sweep, Collett homered in three consecutive at-bats. He had a success in every sport of the sequence, together with his first house run of the sequence in Sport 1 on Friday.
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Kevin Kopps, Arkansas
Arkansas’ Kevin Kopps helped lead the Razorbacks to a sequence win at No. 11 South Carolina by placing out 12 of the 15 batters he confronted within the sequence in two aid appearances. Kopps picked up a three-inning save within the 6-1 series-opening win on Thursday, placing out six in three good innings. The reliver then punched out all six in his two-inning look within the sequence finale win. Kopps threw 43 of his 59 pitches through the sequence for strikes, producing 21 swings-and-misses whereas not permitting a single baserunner.
Co-Pitcher of the Week: Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt’s Kumar Rocker led the Commodores to a series-opening win towards No. 4 Mississippi State with a complete-game on Friday night time. Rocker held the Bulldogs to simply three hits on the night, whereas permitting only one earned run. After permitting a run within the very first body, he went on to retire the facet so as in 5 of his subsequent eight innings of labor. Rocker struck out eight batters within the contest.
Newcomer of the Week: Drew Gilbert, Tennessee
Tennessee’s Drew Gilbert had a success in three of Tennessee’s 4 video games and was second on the staff with six RBI final week. Gilbert tied his career-high with 4 hits on Sunday towards the Aggies. He additionally scored two runs and had three RBI on the day to steer UT to an emphatic series-clinching win. Gilbert had a two-run single in Sport 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader. Gilbert additionally pitched two scoreless innings of aid within the Vols’ midweek contest, permitting only one hit whereas recording two strikeouts in Tuesday’s win over the Tennessee Tech.
Freshman of the Week: Tre’ Morgan, LSU
LSU’s Tre’ Morgan helped lead the Tigers to a few wins in 4 video games final week, together with an SEC sequence victory at ninth-ranked Ole Miss. In LSU’s sequence win at Ole Miss, Morgan hit .571 (8-for-14) with three RBI, 4 runs scored, one stolen base and a .625 on-base share. Within the Tigers’ Sport 1 win over Ole Miss on Thursday night time, Morgan delivered a two-out RBI single within the high of the seventh inning, narrowing the Rebels’ result in 4-3. Morgan then scored when the following batter, rightfielder Dylan Crews, homered to present LSU a 5-4 lead it might not relinquish.