Patterson Named SEC Player of the Week
BATON ROUGE — LSU left fielder Ryan Patterson was named Monday as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week by the league office.
Patterson, a junior from Rowlett, Texas, hit .467 (7-for-15) with one double, three homers, six RBI and four runs to lead LSU to a series victory last weekend at ninth-ranked Ole Miss.
Patterson, a 2003 first-team all-SEC selection, collected 17 total bases against the Rebels for a 1.133 slugging percentage, and he posted a .500 on-base percentage.
Patterson, who has a team-high 13 homers on the year, led the Tigers to a 14-6 Game 3 victory, as he was 4-for-5 at the plate with two homers, two runs and a career-best five RBI. The effort marked the first two-homer game of Patterson’s LSU career.
LSU (41-15), ranked No. 3 this week by Baseball America magazine, opens SEC Tournament play at 10 a.m. Wednesday versus Florida (38-18). Sophomore right-hander Justin Meier (5-2, 4.01 ERA) will start Wednesday’s game for the Tigers.