SEC Names Pratt Player of the Week

Auburn, Ala.--Helping the Tigers take two out of three SEC games vs. Georgia, senior catcher <b>Trent Pratt</b> has been named Southeastern Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Pratt hit .400 (6-15, one homer and two doubles) vs. the Bulldogs. He scored the winning run in Friday's 10-9 win over Georgia and drove home the winning run in the 11th inning on Sunday. Pratt also had the game-winning hit a week earlier in a walk-off 6-5 victory over Vandy.

Pratt is hitting .304 on the season with 14 doubles, eight home runs and he leads the team with 50 RBI. He is the first Auburn position player to win the honor since Mailon Kent received it last May.

Coach Steve Renfroe said a key for the Tigers down the stretch was to have Pratt get hot at the plate and that is what has happened. He is hitting .379 with 11 RBI in six games this month.

Trent Pratt and the Tigers have a 32-20 overall mark.

Pratt will compete in his final home game at 6 p.m. on Tuesday as the Tigers play 20th-ranked South Alabama (36-14) at Plainsman Park. The Tigers defeated the Jaguars in a previous meeting this season in Mobile.

Auburn concludes its regular season schedule with a three-game series at Arkansas from Friday-Sunday. A combination of one Auburn victory or one Mississippi State loss to Ole Miss will clinch an SEC Tournament berth for Auburn. The league tournament runs May 22-26 in Hoover.


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