PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Damek Tomscha • Auburn
Junior • IF • Sioux City, Iowa
Auburn’s Damek Tomscha hit the game-tying home run on Saturday in the 8-5, come-from-behind win over No. 18 Ole Miss to tie the series at a game apiece. He also hit the game-winning home run on Sunday in the 5-4, come-from-behind series-clinching win, Auburn’s fourth straight over Ole Miss. He hit .333 for the weekend with three RBI and four runs scored. He has five home runs on the season.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Aaron Nola • LSU
Sophomore • RHP • Baton Rouge, La.
Sophomore right-hander Aaron Nola fired his fourth consecutive complete game Friday and his second shutout of the season when he blanked No. 19 Florida, 5-0, in Alex Box Stadium. Nola limited the Gators to no runs on four singles in nine innings with one walk and three strikeouts. He became the first LSU pitcher to record four consecutive complete-game victories since Mike Sirotka accomplished the feat in 1993 and also became the first LSU pitcher to fire two shutouts in one season since Greg Smith recorded two in 2005. Nola improved to 9-0 this season with a 1.92 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 89 innings of work.
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Hunter Melton • Texas A&M
Freshman • IF • Corsicana, Texas
Third baseman Hunter Melton hit .500 (8-for-16) with two home runs on the week as the Aggies went 4-0. He recorded multiple hits in three of the four games on the week. On Tuesday, he went 3-for-4 with a home run to help the Aggies snap a season-long five-game losing streak. In the 2-1 series opening win against Missouri, Melton scored the game-winning run and went 2-for-4 on the evening. On Saturday, he hit a home run in the Aggies 6-5 win. He capped the weekend sweep off by going 2-for-4 on Sunday. Melton, who is hitting .294 since assuming the starting role at the hot corner 10 games ago, leads the A&M with four home runs on the season despite playing in just 18 games (16 starts).