Fletcher Named National Player of the Week

Brian Fletcher

Auburn, Ala.--Already honored as the SEC Player of the Week, Brian Fletcher's outstanding weekend at the plate garnered him another award as on Tuesday as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) named him the National Hitter of the Week.

Brian Fletcher hit .636 (7-for-11) with a 1.545 slugging percentage in the Auburn Classic as the Tigers won two of three games over the weekend. He collected three home runs, including a walk-off solo homer in the 10th to beat Boston College on Friday night. Fletcher had 11 RBI during the weekend, has hit safely in all six games this season and has an 11-game hitting streak dating back to last season.

It wasn't just last weekend that Fletcher showed his offensive skills. Through two weeks of play, Fletcher leads the SEC in RBI (17), home runs (four) and total bases (26), is second in slugging percentage (1.040) and 11th in batting average (.440). His 17 RBI are the most by an Auburn player through six games since Gabe Gross drove in 18 in the first six games of the 2000 season.

Fletcher is Auburn's first national Player of the Week since Josh Donaldson in February of 2007. Donaldson was named Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Week in mid-February after batting 7-for-13 with two homers and 11 RBIs in Auburn's sweep of Hofstra.

Fletcher now has 31 career home runs 113 career RBI. His home run total is good enough for ninth-place in Auburn history. He needs just six more this season to move into fourth-place all-time for the Tigers.

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