Duplantis Earns SEC Player of the Week Honor

BATON ROUGE, La. -- - LSU sophomore outfielder Antoine Duplantis on Monday earned National Player of the Week recognition from Collegiate Baseball magazine, and he was named SEC Player of the Week by the league office.

 

Duplantis, a native of Lafayette, La., enjoyed a remarkable week, batting .425 (10-for-23) in five games with two doubles, one homer, 14 RBI, seven runs and a .536 on-base percentage. In LSU’s three-game SEC series sweep of Georgia, Duplantis batted .615 (8-for-13) with one double, one homer, 10 RBI, six runs and a .688 on-base percentage.

 

He set the LSU single-game record for hits on Friday night versus Georgia when he went 6-for-6 at the plate with one double and a career-high seven RBI. In Game 2 of the Georgia series on Saturday,  Duplantis launched a solo homer in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie before extending the Tigers’ lead in the fifth to 4-1 with a bases-loaded, two-RBI single on a 3-2 count after fouling off several pitches.

 

Duplantis is hitting  .375 (33-for-88) this season with four doubles, two triples, one homer, 21 runs, eight steals and 28 RBI.

 

(Press Release Provided by LSU Athletics)


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