Mahtook Named SEC Baseball Player of the Week

by Bill Franques
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Mahtook Named SEC Baseball Player of the Week

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU junior outfielder Mikie Mahtook was named SEC Player of the Week Monday by the league office.

Mahtook led the Tigers to three wins in four games last week, batting .643 (9-for-14) with two homers, two triples, six RBI and six runs scored. He batted .636 (7-for-11) in LSU’s series win over Ole Miss with two homers, one triple, five RBI, four runs scored and one stolen base.

Mahtook launched two homers in the Game 1 victory over the Rebels, marking the fourth two-dinger game of his career. He also made a brilliant running catch in right-centerfield for the final out in Sunday’s series-clinching win.

Mahtook, who is riding a 14-game hitting streak, is batting .515 (17-for-33) in SEC games with one double, one triple, four homers and 10 RBI. He is hitting .404 overall with six doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 32 RBI on the year.