Arkansas' Kyle Robinson Named SEC Player of the Week

Arkansas' Kyle Robinson Named SEC Player of the Week
April 19, 2011, 3:32 pm
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by Knox Bardeen

Arkansas senior outfielder Kyle Robinson has been named the Southeastern Conference's Player of the Week for the second time this season.

Robinson shined over the weekend in a series against Mississippi State. He went 5-for-9 (.556) with two homers, six RBI and three runs scored. Both home runs came in the series opener on Friday, which turned out to be Robinsons first multi-homer game as a Razorback. He finished the series opener with three hits and three runs scored.

In the final two games of the series, Robinson continued his hitting streak with a double and by driving in a run in the second game, going 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two walks by Sundays series finale.

Robinsons batting average for 2011 is .322. He has a team-leading seven home runs and 33 RBI. Robinson is also tied for the team lead with 13 multi-hit games in 2011.
Here are some others from around the SEC who stood out:

Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt The Vanderbilt third baseman played in four games last week going 6-for-16 (.375) with a double, three home runs, three RBI and a stolen base. Esposito hit two home runs on Sunday at South Carolina, matching his career-best and also extended his current hitting streak to 18 games.

Austen Smith, Alabama The Crimson Tide freshman first baseman played in five games last week hitting .500 (7-for-14) with a double, a home run, a stolen base and four RBI. Smith also tallied a .632 on-base percentage and a .786 slugging percentage last week.

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