Birmingham, Ala.--Continuing his strong play this season for the No. 4 Auburn Tigers (32-14, 14-7), junior center fielder Jonah Todd was named the SEC Player of the Week after a strong performance in a road series win at Mississippi State for Coach Butch Thompson’s club.
In four games Todd was 8-14 with five runs scored, five walks and four runs batted in. For the week he reached base in 13 of 16 official at-bats to raise his on-base percentage to .485 for the season.
Going 2-4 on Tuesday night in a loss to Troy, Todd picked it up even more over the weekend in a huge road series at Mississippi State. Picking up a pair of hits to go along with a walk in the opener, Todd scored Auburn’s only two runs in a loss to the Bulldogs.
Needing a big day on Saturday, Auburn got just that from Todd at the top of the lineup. In the first game of the doubleheader he was 3-4 with four RBI, two runs and scored and a pair of walks in a 17-8 victory. Finishing off the series Todd was 1-3 with two more walks and also a run scored as the Tigers won the series to move into first place tie in the SEC standings.
Todd enters this weekend’s series against Alabama batting .396 with 13, doubles, three triples, 29 runs batted in and 45 runs scored. He’s second in the league in batting average and on-base percentage behind Mississippi State’s Brent Rooker, tied for second in runs scored and third in hits.