Birmingham, Ala.--Auburn junior shortstop Casey McElroy has been named the SEC Baseball Player of the Week as his Tigers took two out of three games from ninth-ranked Arkansas and defeated rival Alabama in a midweek contest at the Capital City Classic.
Playing against Arkansas in the first SEC series of the season, McElroy was 8-13 at the plate with six runs batted in while he extended his hitting streak to a personal-best 15 games.
The 5-8, 179-pounder from Boone High School in Orlando, Fla., is hitting .422 with four home runs. He has reached base safely in every game this season for the Tigers.
Against Arkansas the infielder hit two home runs and a double. He is second in the SEC in hits with 35, fourth in batting average, fifth in slugging percentage (.663) and doubles (8) and eighth in both on-base percentage (.473) and RBI (20).
Against Alabama playing in Montgomery at Riverwalk Stadium he was 1-2 before having to leave the game after being spiked in the face while tagging out a runner at second base.
In 2009 he was a Freshman All-American as he hit .286 with seven homers and 13 doubles while starting all 56 games for the Tigers. He hit .325 last season with nine home runs and 11 doubles as the Tigers won the SEC West.
Auburn returns to action on Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. game on Tuesday at Jacksonville State and will resume SEC play on Friday night at Mississippi State.
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