PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Against California, went 9-12 (.750) with two runs, two doubles, five walks, a stolen base and seven RBI…Had a .824 on-base percentage against the Bears and .917 slugging percentage from the leadoff spot…Set career bests with four hits and five RBI in a game on Sunday.
With his weekend series against California, raised his batting average 129 points to a team leading .419…For the week batted .474 with a .600 on-base percentage.PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Chase Leavitt • Arkansas
Senior • OF • St. George, Utah
Chris Rusin • Kentucky
Senior • LHP • Canton, Mich.
Rusin was dominating in his third start of the season, going eight shutout innings in a win over hot-hitting Indiana State … Struck out nine and allowed only six hits, issuing just one walk … Shut down an Indiana State team that entered the game averaging well over eight runs per game and owned a 9-3 record.
In his last two starts, Rusin (2-1) has struck out 21 hitters in 13 combined innings … On the year, Rusin, a 2008 first-team All-Southeastern Conference starting pitcher, has posted a 3.63 ERA in 17.1 innings, striking out an SEC-leading 29.FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Casey McElroy • Auburn
INF/C • Orlando, Fla.
Hit .435 on the week, delivering the game-winning RBI in Sunday’s extra-inning win over Brown to run Auburn’s winning streak to seven.. Was 10-for-23 with six extra-base hits (three doubles, a triple, two home runs) and a team-best-tying 10 RBI during the week
His second home run of the year was the fourth in Auburn’s four-home run first-inning against Brown on Friday, giving him home runs in back-to-back at bats…Had entered the week hitting .194 but came out of the weekend with a .277 batting average.