Baseball Players of the Week

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SEC Staff

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Co-Player of the Week: Alonzo Rubalcaba, Kentucky

Kentucky’s Alonzo Rubalcaba hit .500 for the week with a team-high seven RBI, eight hits, five runs, a double and grand slam and helped lead the Wildcats to a series win over No. 7 Georgia. He slugged .750 as part of a 1.279 OPS and led the team with 12 total bases with three multi-hit games on the week. Had a hit in all four games. On Sunday, hit a first inning grand slam that set the tone for series-clinching win. He set career-highs in hits with three and RBI with four.

Co-Player of the Week: Braylen Wimmer, South Carolina

South Carolina’s Braylen Wimmer helped the Gamecocks to a series win over No. 1 Vanderbilt, going 6-for-12 in the series with four extra base hits (two doubles and two home runs) and five RBI. He had a 3-for-3 performance at the plate on Saturday with a pair of home runs and a career high five RBI in the 8-6 win over the Commodores to go along with a #SCTop10 play to end the top of the fourth. That followed a 2-for-5 performance with a run scored in the 8-2 win on Friday.

Pitcher of the Week: Chase Dollander, Tennessee

Tennessee’s Chase Dollander tossed a career-high 6.1 shutout innings in Saturday’s series-clinching win on the road at No. 1 Ole Miss, allowing just three hits and a walk against one of the SEC’s most dangerous lineups. Dollander finished the night with 10 strikeouts, marking his fourth outing this season with double-digit punchouts, and currently leads the SEC with 54 strikeouts this year. The Georgia native earned the win to improve to 4-0 this season.

Freshman of the Week: Chase Burns, Tennessee

Tennessee’s Chase Burns set a new career high with 11 strikeouts and did not allow a single walk while giving up just two hits and one run in seven innings in his first career SEC road start Friday at No. 1 Ole Miss. The freshman right hander set a new career high with 11 strikeouts and did not allow a single walk while giving up just two hits and one run in seven innings, which was also a career high. Burns took a perfect game into the fifth inning before allowing a single and had a shutout intact until giving up a solo home run in the seventh inning. The Vols went on to win the game and sweep the series.

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