Arkansas' Andrew Benintendi was named the SEC Player of the Year,
Vanderbilt's Carson Fulmer is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, LSU's Alex
Lange is the SEC Freshman of the Year, LSU's Paul Mainieri is the SEC
Coach of the Year and Mississippi State's Seth Heck is the SEC
Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Benintendi leads the SEC in batting average both overall (.415) and
in conference games only (.443). He currently ranks sixth nationally in
batting average, and is the conference leader and ranks fourth
nationally in home runs this season (17). Benintendi is the national
leader in slugging percentage with a .771 clip and is in the top-five in
the nation in on-base percentage at .511. He was the only SEC player to
hit better than .400 in conference play. Benintendi has reached safely
in 26 consecutive games, including 41 of his last 59 plate appearances.
He has hit safely in 24 of the last 26 games, including a career-long 10
consecutive games. He did not strikeout over his final 46 plate
appearances of the regular season. Benintendi is the first Arkansas
player to be named SEC Player of the Year. read more...